Skyer - how modern UI can popularize General Aviation?
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Personally, I have not come across an application that can be briefly described as Avio-Uber. Exaggeration? Just a little. Skyer is an application that allows you to order a sightseeing flight. Or charter. Or simply – it allows you to fly the light aircraft wherever you want. Is it possible to create a fully-fledged application that meets the expectations of tourists, businessmen and other general aviation enthusiasts while maintaining modern user interface standards? I believe so.
Welcome on board. Please fasten your seatbelts.So, are we flying during the day? Some problem is, of course, the contrast – passengers should be able to clearly see the elements on the smartphone screen in order to be able to familiarize themselves with the safety procedures, information for tourists, etc.
On the other hand, a large percentage of all sightseeing flights over large cities are night flights – who would not want to see Berlin from a bird’s eye view after sunset? So – Skyer is kind of night friendly.
Problem identificationThe first priority was to ensure the safety of passengers. Unlike large airplanes belonging to international airlines, responsibility for ensuring the safety of all people on board is provided by the flight crew commander, usually the pilot. Is it possible to relieve him enough to concentrate on piloting the plane? Is it possible to avoid a guide taking up a limited amount of space on a small plane?
Technical limitationsFirst of all – it shakes in small planes and is sometimes louder than in the B737. This is why you should bear in mind that passengers will be wearing aviation headsets – often equipped with Bluetooth (but not always!). Is it possible to create an audioguide that guides our aerial tourists along the air route as well as a museum guide?
SolutionsModern User Interface principles were applied and the first interface was designed according to the mobile first principle. An interface was designed to support the tourism and social aspects. An analysis was performed and the appropriate contrast was selected. The “don’t make me think” principle has been applied to avoid unnecessary consumer frustration.■
Okay, so where is the airfield?
I belive that good UI/UX makes all the difference. That is why I have decided to prepare an example of modern iOS app. It provides something what I belive is good user experience.
Want to fly with me?