Celebrity Social Network Application for Starverse

case
  • Service:

    MVP Development

  • Industry:

    SaaS Application and Software Development

  • Website:

    No longer available

Description:

Smart IT built an MVP web application and mobile app for technology company Starverse, working on a social network for celebrities and loyal fans.

Client

Our Clients were the CTO and Founder of a small technology startup, Starverse, that intended to bridge the gap between celebrities and their fandom. The project would establish a social network for actors, musicians, and other superstars, where they could promote and sell personalized services to their fans, such as an online meeting with their idol or custom merchandise.

Brief

Picking up where a previous team of software developers had just started, but failed to live up to expectations, Smart IT worked closely together with the  application founders to flesh out the product vision, develop the functional requirements, technical specification, and product design. Besides that the company’s team of dedicated software engineers did all of the coding for the web and mobile applications practically from the ground-up.

Technologies and tools

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Challenges and Solutions

As it turned out, the Client had only developed a basic concept and had a vague idea of the feature set that would be available to both the famous personalities, and their followers.
  • Business model conceptualization
  • Software system requirements development
  • Engineering specification development
From the onset it was clear the social network platform would have to work as a mobile application.
  • iOS mobile application development
  • Mobile API integration
Development team members would also have to pick up work on modules that were left at different stages of development by the previous developers.
  • Parallel software development

Results

Beyond software development
  • Business analysis
  • UX/UI consultancy
  • Requirement building assistance
At the end of the development cycle, the Client received a fully operational MVP of their social network solution
  • Social network application for celebrities and fans
  • Mobile version of the application
  • 4

    full-time software engineers
  • 6

    technologies employed
  • 11

    months of development
  • 2

    types of software development (Web and Mobile)

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