|Course||CUAppDev Project Team - Fall 2014|
|Project||iOS App Development|
|Technologies||Sketch, Keynote, Photoshop, Illustrator, Xcode, Swift|
Cornell has many great places to eat, and students want an easy way to find locations, look at menus, and view hours. As part of a project team that creates apps, we wanted to create something that would be really useful for students, faculty, and staff. Finding hours and menus for Cornell Dining locations can be tedious, and this app endeavors to make that part of student life a bit less painless.
Opening the app shows you a list of the nearest dining facilities that are open. Information such as closing times are important, giving students an idea of how much time they have to get there. Locations and distance are also included for convenience.
Tapping on a dining location shows hours and location. Users can rate the facility and see what other friends have checked in. There's even information about accepted payment methods, especially important since there is a university dining currency.
With multiple dining locations on campus, students are very keen on knowing what is being served before they show up. Menu items are split up by categories such as entrees, sides, desserts, etc. You can also view the menu for the next day.
Our design team brainstormed several ideas we wanted to put in the first version of the dining app. We wrote them on a whiteboard, ordered them by priority and decided to tackle the features we decided on, mainly the display of hours, locations, menus, and payments. Below are some early prototypes created by some of the team members.