The idea for Stridr came from signing up to major platforms for the first time and finding nothing that could assemble all of my social feeds into one place. I wanted to find new people and things to follow based on what I already like, without having to navigate all of these platforms blind. Every time I tried to find an ‘all-in-one’ social media app, I only found apps for social media managers, but nothing for the social media USERS. In this way, Stridr stands out from all the rest.
Below is a brief walk-through of what Stridr is, followed by a description of the challenges faced from creating it.
Supported platforms include DeviantArt, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit, Spotify, Tumblr, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube.
Log in and sync your accounts to discover what you have in common with your friends and those you follow. Find new things to follow by looking at what your friends like. Find your friends on platforms you didn't know they were on.
Stridr's minimum viable product was developed by Taylor Leach and I for our Portfolio Project class project at North Island College, spanning over an entire semester. While Taylor has since departed from the project, I continue to adhere to his professional quality designs. Stridr's logo was designed by me, and all design implementations made best efforts to adhere to branding guidelines set out by the social platforms utilized. Additionally, Stridr's Business Plan and Business Model Canvas brochure were designed and written as part of other class projects. Our tools/methods for design include:
With this in mind, the business plan, business model canvas, persona profiles, and value proposition canvas were created to establish a solid foundation for the product and its future.
As of Jan. 2018, Stridr has been set aside indefinitely. For more info, see this post.