Mappit! is a social media mobile app where you can share what you’re doing and see everything that’s happening around you in real time.
It’s a mix between Foursquare (before it splitted into two different apps back in 2014) and Instagram where you can see pictures taken by other users in your area on a map, and of course you can share your own for others to see.
At the time of writing this, only the iOS version was under active development and shall be out soon. It’s out for iOS 8 and later! (Sadly, no love for Android yet). Update: It appears that the project has been abandoned #SadPanda.
A minimal one-page website
The site -designed by Sebastian Garanton, who also designed the app- consists on a minimal design interface focused on highlighting the main features of the Mappit! app.
Upon entering the site, you’re greeted with a brief description of the Mappit! app with download buttons for each store (Apple’s Appstore and Google’s Playstore). A simple parallax effect can be seen upon scrolling down. A few other elements on the page are also subtly animated when in view using some CSS3 transformation and transition effects.
The current landing page is actually a temporary solution to inform people about the Mappit! app while it grows. There are plans on expanding the website into a more complex one (a real-time on-site map using the HTML Geolocation API to show visitors what current users of Mappit are sharing in their area; a WordPress-powered blog section to share news about the app; et cetera). If that time comes, I’ll update this entry with the results.