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MOBile application for brocolle

social application for student's community
case study

About Brocolle

Two friends during their student's life have met various difficulties with renting a flat, secure buying or selling stuff within the campus and to resolve these problems and make life easier in 2016 they decided to build application named Brocolle.

Challenges

In modern students life, in order to rent an apartment, get a job, buy or sell
different stuff or find an event a student must go to different platforms and use
different applications to acquire each thing separately. The challenge was to
combine different student's needs into one easy-to-use iOS application and to take
care of student’s security.

Solution description

Brocolle app is the day-to-day student’s app for iPhone devices that combines all basic student needs in one easy-to-use application.

The target audience of the app is the US students. For the purpose of security and in order to restrict the access for non-college users, only owners of emails with university .edu domains may sign up.

Brocolle exploits the location services facility on the user's mobile device to suggest the most relevant content, (events nearby, subleasing proposals, things to buy), that is restricted by the boundaries of the university area. Students may only see and publish the ads on their campus. Such approach helps to protect students from fraud and theft.

Achievements after project delivery

  • Highly security social network for students by the limitation of access to the community using .edu domain verification.
  • Complete involvement in student’s community life by creating an environment for buying/selling goods, renting, finding events, etc.
  • Ability to rent an apartment based on subleasing and decrease monthly bill.
  • Easy finding any events, goods by using geolocation.

Implementation details

Basic

iOS Application was developed using Objective-C, MapKit, CoreLocation, AVFoundation, CoreMedia, CoreMotion.

Backend

Backend technology stack is Java, Cassandra, Solr, RabbitMQ, Jersey, Guice, Tomcat, Docker

Integration

Integrations were made with Apple Maps and other popular Social networks

Frontend

Frontend stack is Nodejs, Backbone, Marionette, SCSS, Grunt