Philly Date Safety (PDS) is design to assist first and blind date users within the central Philadelphia area (first supported city). It uses a four-part redundancy system by utilizing a dedicated server’s algorithm, the phone itself, GPS locational captures designed in a simi-confidential way and a spoof prevention system to send an alert regardless of the phones status. In addition to this, the user interface was designed to assist users with visual and mental disabilities as well as run the tutorial in five spoken languages.
Despite the complexity of the backend, the frontend of the app is extremely simple and can be understood in just five simple steps. In addition to this the user interface was designed to assist users with visual and mental disabilities as well as run the tutorial in five spoken languages.
The system works as follows:
Why Make This:
I hadn't noticed what I felt was an acceptable solution, I disliked the deceitful practices of app makers turing users into piggy-banks, ridiculously confusing terms of service used, the lack of automation that was entirely possible. In the end I felt I could do better.
You can also read more about this project via it's process book.