CASE STUDY

The Social Network for Gamers

01

Goal

Player.me is a social discovery platform for the gaming community. Players, groups, teams and brands can build personalized profiles and easily add in content by connecting to their other social, content or gaming accounts including YouTube, Twitch, Steam, Xbox Live and more. Users can likewise discover, connect and collaborate with each other through an activity feed, dedicated game pages, and chat rooms.

 As a partner and general development consultant, Talespin was enlisted by Player.me to help bring their social web experience to a native Android mobile app. Talespin worked with Player.me’s existing team of designers and backend engineers to identify top level requirements for the user experience that could be translated into actionable technical tasks. Our objective was to match the design sense and general functionality of the website with the convenience and portability of a mobile Android device.          

Quicktake:
  • Player.me and Talespin joined in partnership to develop the gaming platform
  • Objective was to match the design sense and general functionality of the website with the convenience and portability of a mobile Android device
  • Created an Android mobile experience that is both technically efficient and functionally appealing to users
  • 4 months allotted time for execution that was delivered on time
  • Delivered an Android app that met and exceeded the expectations of Player.me
02

Strategy

Player.me is predicated on beautiful design intertwined with simple, useful functionality and social connectivity. Talespin placed heavy emphasis on these aspects of the platform to develop a mobile solution that encompassed everything that was both valuable and successful about the existing product set. We brought our expertise to the table on many crucial fronts, including device targeting and support, localization, performance tuning and visual sensibility. We likewise leveraged and adapted Player.me’s existing backend systems to create a mobile experience that was both technically efficient and functionally appealing to end users.

As with many of our other mobile projects, the app was implemented using native code as performance, maintainability and reliability was an overarching priority.    

03

Timeline

5
Weeks

Talespin was allotted a period of 4 months to realize and execute a market-ready Android app. The final deliverable was produced on time and to specification with iterative versions delivered along the way. 

04

Outcome

Talespin delivered an Android mobile app that met and exceeded the expectations of the Player.me founders and community at large. Several rounds of beta programs and feedback assisted with honing in on areas of the app that users were most engaged with, and the resulting collaborative effort no doubt produced an end result that was both rewarding and successful. Talespin has continued to provide follow up work for Player.me, and they are eager to see what direction the platform and its community head in next.     

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