Share-imals Pet App
Have you ever wished you could filter through all of social media and just keep the cute animals? That's what Share-imals is for! This UX prototype made in Adobe XD is a social media app exclusively for pet-lovers who can share their favorite photos, set up pet playdates, or just look at cute pets you wish you had.
Research & Planning
Idea 1 - Social Media App
App specifically for sharing pics of your dog/cat/bird/lizard/fish. Can search by animal or breed, post your own pet only pictures. Maybe top 10 pet pictures of the week per pet category? Cannot download other people's pet pictures, but can save them within the app as favorites in folders you can create
Dogsly: Instagram-like dog pic app set up almost the same as instagram so it is easy to use and familiar. I would like to expand that to include all kinds of pets and including things like rankings for best pic in each animal type
PetPics: can edit and add illustrations and fun text to pet pics including presets. it doesn't appear to be for sharing pics within the app, but I should add options to share to outside of app as well
BarkCam: can take pictures and import/edit photos taken, as well as get the photos printed on stickers or bags. there is also a feature to have the app make a noise just before taking a pic so your dog might look towards the source of the noise.
Research on Other Sites
The only person in their friend group with a cat and sends their friends pics of their cat. The cat is so cute and they take so many cute pics.
Scenario 1: They have too many cat pics and not enough storage. They upload them to the app so they are stored safely in their account and make room on the phone. They can now share their obscene amount of cat photos with their friends and others through the app or the sharing function in the app.
Scenario 2: Posting pics and videos of their cat opens them up to talk with others in the comments about their cats' mischief and habits
They have an ant farm and most people they know aren't that interested in bugs. They study the ants' habits sometimes and like learning about ants.
Scenario 1: They want to find other people interested in ant colonies, so they search for accounts that have a bog/ant category. They find a couple other accounts and see similar ant colonies to theirs and follow their accounts. They start commenting on some pictures and begin a discussion on colony habits.
Scenario 2: They want to document their ants' lives, so they post daily updates with multiple pictures and videos of what their ants are up to.
They love all kinds of furry friends, but can't have one of their own due to apartment rules. They visit friends with pets, but sometimes they just need to see something real really cute.
Scenario 1: They create an account and browse for dogs, cats, and rodents. They follow and love many accounts and posts, giving them a feed full of furry friends to see any time they want.
Scenario 2: They find that looking at pics of gerbils cheers them up a lot at the end of the day, so they find all of their favorite pics and add them to a folder in their favorited posts.
They raise lizards and have entered in a few contests before. They enjoy showing people that lizards aren't heartless and each pet has their own personality.
Scenario 1: They want to share some winners of contests they've entered in, so they get permission and post pics and videos of the winning lizards with information on their species.
Scenario 2: They share videos of their own pets with stories on where they were gotten or what their personalities are. They get a small following and even help people decide whether a snake or gecko is a good pet choice for them.
A pet owner recently lost their dog and deeply misses her. They want to get another dog as soon as possible, but it's hard to move on from such a big loss. They don't know if they want a dog like the last one or something different.
Scenario 1: They browse the dog category for different breeds of dogs. If they find dogs they think they could like, they ask about what the breed is like and other care information.
Scenario 2: They look up the specific breed their dog had been and mourn their loss with other dog owners like them.