ChangeTip is helping to link social networks with micropayments, enabling a truly global sharing and appreciation economy. Until this year ChangeTip’s platform has been available as a web-based product, but with the global rise of the smart phone as a preferred way to access online services ChangeTip recognized the need for a mobile application.
The challenge for Stickbuilt was to build an iOS app that brought the rich functionality of the website to a small form factor without feeling clunky or difficult. Further, the app had to enable several features not seen in the web version, such as location-based tipping.
We built the app by working closely with ChangeTip’s back end engineering team and delivering features iteratively for testing and feedback. We leveraged Swift and several libraries to make data management and networking easier to ensure we could spend the time where it was most important: nailing the user experience.