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Unifi


The home of all university course chats

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The Backstory

Unifi was already an existing social app for students of UK universities. Students could download the app and meet everyone else on their campus and get involved in campus wide discussions. After some time, the client decided It was time to improve the existing app with new features. Along with clients, we have analysed user feedback, planned, brainstormed, researched and finally made a list of features that are most important to the students. After our first release, we continued to improve the application. We have worked on numerous improvements, but also on new interesting features, including the rework of chat and addition of the group chat. Along with these improvements we’ve added new interest feed screen and we’ve improved the already existing interests functionality. Also, we’ve changed the Hub screen by adding more reaction options for student posts and with all these improvements students now have the ability to engage in much more exciting discussions within the app.

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Description

Unifi is the social app for UK universities. By downloading the app, the students are able to meet everyone else on their campus and get involved in discussions across the whole university. Unifi hosts campus wide group chats for just about anything and all users have the opportunity to look for housemates or student accommodation or to find local part time jobs and more!

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Features

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Hub

Users can instantly participate in campus-wide discussions. Unifi brings university communities to its users. The Hub lets users keep up to date with what's being talked about at their university. Users can share information, discuss, find part-time jobs and most importantly, be involved.

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Discover

Unifi users are able to browse everyone at their university and those getting ready to join. Using the filter, whether they are looking for housemates or student accommodation they can start building their university circle, connect and make life-long friends through their phone.

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Part time jobs

Local, part-time student opportunities are updated every week which the users are able to apply for directly through Unifi. Getting by at university can be tough, which is why the Unifi is committed to helping our users find local work to do.

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Group chat

All university group chats in one place! No more trawling through other social platforms asking if course or accommodation group chats have been made. By bringing all university students to one place, Unifi hosts campus wide group chats for just about anything! All Unifi users are automatically placed into their course chats!

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Interests

Unifi users are able to choose from over 100 interest related forums to participate in. They can share and debate their opinion among thousands of like-minded students at their university. Unifi is a safe and impartial platform encouraging freedom of speech and welcomes all discussion whether you want to share your cooking skills or talk about climate change.

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Events

All Unifi users have the ability to create any event they want for the rest of the campus to see, whether it is planning to host a party or to organize a meetup. Users are able to browse upcoming event promotions of local bars and clubs in town with awesome university discounts.

Technology

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iOS

Swift, RxSwift, RxDataSources, Firebase Crashlytics, Firebase Messaging, Alamofire, Socket.IO, SVProgressHUD, DKImagePicker, SKPhotoBrowser, TagListView, Adjust, AppsFlyer, Realm, CropViewController, Facebook SDK

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Android

Kotlin, Jetpack Navigation, Lifecycle, LiveData, ViewModel, Epoxy, Firebase Messaging, Firebase Analytics, Firebase Crashlytics, In-App Updates, Coroutines, Paging Library, Kotlin Extensions, RxJava, OkHttp + Retrofit, EventBus, Glide, ExoPlayer, OneSignal, Socket.IO

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WEB

PHP, Laravel, Socket.io, Firebase, MySQL