Briday: an iOS app for wedding organizers to create integrated QR wedding invitation and guest registration
Hi! I want to tell you about my iOS app project, Briday. First of all, I want to tell you about the people behind Briday. There are me as project manager and Engineer, Harrya Grahila as UI/UX team, Riestiya Zain as UI/UX team and Engineer, Adlan Aufar as Engineer, Samlo Berutu as Engineer, and Jacky as Engineer.
Briday is an app for wedding organizers to create an integrated QR wedding invitation and seamless guest registration for wedding events. Briday was created because we have an interest in wedding event management and we think what thing makes the event run well. To answer that, we do research and interview some expertise in this field.
From our research, we found some problems that wedding organizers faced when they manage an event like ineffective manual book registration will be caused a mismatch between the number of invites and actual visitors who attend the event and also will make a long queue, flexible guests flow will change the rundown, and since we make this app in the pandemic era, an event must have strict health protocols.
After found the problems, I take a part on dig deeper into the context of the problems. I use value proposition canvas (VPC) to see what’s exactly users need, and do competitive analysis to see plus and minus points from our potential competitors. And then, I take a part in creating user stories to explain how the app’s feature will be used to answer user’s problems by cases study and information architecture to decide what component in the features of the app that we must develop in Briday app. Lastly, we created user flows to explain how the users use the app.
WHAT I DO IN THIS PROJECT…
In this project, my role is as project management and engineer in Briday’s development. My responsibilities as a project manager are to brainstorm and ideate ideas with Miro, manage roadmap with Notion, create a backlog with Trello, and collaborate with designer and engineer to make this app.
For the engineer’s backlog, I take it to 4 sprints. In sprint 1, we focused on the front-end. In sprint 2, we focused on the back-end and logic app. In sprint 3, we focused on bug fixing. In sprint 4, we focused to finished all the tasks that haven’t been done in the previous sprint and preparing for launching this app on App Store. For the UI/UX team’s backlog, I take it to 2 sprints, In sprint 1, the UI/UX team design the Lo-Fi prototype. In sprint 2, UI/UX team design a Hi-Fi prototype.
Besides as a project manager, I also contribute as an engineering team. In this role, I create send invitation page where it will send the invitation with a unique QR code to invited guests and the wedding organizer can scan it in the venue. The tech stack used in this project are SwiftUI, Combine, Alamofire, Node.js, MongoDB, and Angular.js.
We successfully developed the MVP of this app and it is now available on TestFlight. We are still developing Briday and hopefully, Briday will be available on the App Store soon. We’ve also asked for feedback from several Wedding Organizers and they liked our app and are considering using this app in the future.
I really enjoyed and learned a lot of things in developing this app from how to do manage project, ideation, market analysis, create user persona, user story, user flow, and information architecture, and improve my coding skills.