MYBUBBL SOCIAL DISTANCING APP
With public health and social distancing in mind at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of doctors and developers came together to answer one question: How can we use technology to keep ourselves and our children safe and active?
The solution: the MyBubbl app, a simple, hands-free tool that helps users maintain a healthy lifestyle through social distancing. If someone comes nearby, MyBubbl™ will discreetly drop a phone notification reminding users to keep a safe distance from others. To accommodate users with different lifestyles and comfort levels, MyBubbl™ gives users the option to adjust bubble size to close, near, and far. Additionally, friends and family members may be added to the MyBubbl Buddies list to avoid any unnecessary notifications.
Whether at work or out on errands, users can rely on MyBubbl™ as a subtle reminder to stay on top of their social distancing habits. Equipped with a convenient, low-maintenance tool, users can both go about their daily lives and support public health.
- iOS App Development
- Android App Development
- HTML5 Web Development
Deliver dynamic content to customers in new and exciting ways
Code development specific to the project’s needs
Provide specific information based on the user’s location
Enables the client to easily update details within the app
Creation of an online presence that is unique to the project
User Experience Design
Enhancing the user’s overall experience through thoughtful digital designs
THE GRAVITY JACK PROCESS
The development of the MyBubbl mobile app presented Gravity Jack with a unique challenge — creating custom software that allowed Android and Apple devices to communicate amongst each other via bluetooth. Not only was Gravity Jack able to accomplish bluetooth integration, they were able to have the app operate in the background of the user’s phone. From there, Gravity Jack established the entire framework of the project through:
When COVID-19’s social distancing guidelines were set in place, a group of healthcare professionals approached Gravity Jack with a unique concept — encouraging social distancing through notifications on our phones. The Gravity Jack team quickly got to work exploring the feasibility of Apple and Android devices recognizing each other through Bluetooth technology with zero tracking or data collection functionality.
After several rounds of testing, not only was the Gravity Jack development team able to get devices to recognize each other, but they programmed the app to recognize the bluetooth signal at a near, medium, and far distance. With the most important piece of the process behind us, it was time to get to work on the functionality behind the app. MyBubbl’s features included:
- Discreet push notifications that let MyBubbl™ users know that someone has burst their bubble
- Complete anonymity with the app only using Bluetooth as a beacon to detect other devices. It was important for the client and Gravity Jack that there be no tracking or data collecting functionality within the app
- The ability for the app to run in the background and still be fully functional when other apps are being used or the phone is put away altogether
- A MyBubbl™ Buddies list that users can add friends and family to in order to avoid any unnecessary notifications
- Provide users with a daily report which lets them know how many times their bubble had been burst as they went about their day. This functionality helps users remain conscious of their social distancing habits without constantly having to be in the app
- Change bubble sizes depending on the user’s comfort level and activity they are participating in. Ranges include near, medium, and far.
In addition to a comprehensive mobile application, the Gravity Jack team developed a complimentary website and provided various marketing efforts such as SEO and custom content creation. As the world strives to get past the pandemic, The MyBubbl™ app helps users remain conscious of their social distancing habits, equipping them with a transparent, hands-free tool that supports public health without interfering with daily activities.
Gravity Jack delivered a unique logo that highlighted the app’s functionality of creating a bubble and your personal space.
Providing different variations of the logo for different marketing collateral
The MyBubbl app was home to several different features that were focused on discreet social distancing. To accommodate this, Gravity Jack designed and developed the app to be compatible with several different devices for the Apple and Android operating systems.
Integrating branding, style guides, and more to give the project cohesive look and feel
APP STORE GRAPHICS
For this project, Gravity Jack developed a series of eye-catching graphics that give users a preview of the application. Additionally, they wrote the app store description that not only gives user’s a better understanding of the app’s features, but also maximized the app’s ranking through app store optimization.
Creating new designs that follow branding guidelines
To help promote the application prior to and post launch, Gravity Jack developed a complimentary website using HTML5. Gravity Jack’s marketing efforts for the MyBubbl team included SEO best practices, creation of social media content, blogging, and more.
Developing a user friendly for both mobile and PC devices
Gravity Jack was delivered a mobile application that sends discreet push notifications that let MyBubbl™ users know that someone has burst their bubble. With the app running in the background of the phone users get a daily report which lets them know how many times their bubble had been burst as they went about their day.
With the world trying to get back to “business as usual” during COVID19 the MyBubbl team was looking to create a simple, hands-free mobile application that helps users maintain a healthy lifestyle through social distancing.
Gravity Jack’s Solution
Harness the power of Bluetooth technology to allow both Apple and Android devices with the MyBubbl app downloaded the ability to recognize each other and send discreet notifications.
In addition to delivering a comprehensive mobile application for iOS and and Android devices, the Gravity Jack team strategized, organized, and launched all of the marketing efforts for the project — including the development of a website.