Start Up Space

Startup Space is an app that offers the entrepreneurs, small business owners and startup owners to get in touch with the experienced business personas and business experts. The app allows the startup owners to send invitation or request the experts via chat or join the community to get business tips, seek advices, their inputs and gain knowledge about crisis management etc.

Client Requirements

  • The aim is to develop an online incubator and sandbox for startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. With Startup Space, users can get real-time assistance, advice, and tips from experienced entrepreneurs, startup owners, and business experts. No matter if you are just starting a business, if you are in need of info on business plans, names, startup funding, or even small business ideas, this is the perfect community app to get advice and tips

Challenges

  • Managing existing project code (We need to do new functionality with existing functionality & not mashup)
  • Co-working module implementation

App Features and Functionalities

  • 24x7 local network where users ask questions and can get real-time assistance, advice, and tips from, experienced businessmen, startup owners, young entrepreneurs, their mentors and peers
  • Private Network Feature
    • Search for Private networks by providing location radius, selecting location and interest
    • 3 Types of Private Network
      • -> Open - join directly ,

      • -> Closed - send joining request, accept/decline by moderator/admin and

      • -> Hidden - only by invitation

    • Select any private network to view/post questions and answers for that network & it will be visible only for group members
    • For Each Answer, option to
      • -> Upvote
      • -> Downvote
      • -> flag as inappropriate
    • Ability to view verified answer
    • For Each question, Option to
      • Share question on social media platform
      • flag as inappropriate
      • Participate - to get notification if anyone answers the question
      • Message - open profile of the user who posted question,follow the user, and chat with him/her.
    • Ask for Help Feature
      • General questions and answers for all users
      • Ability to view verified answer
      • View/Post Questions to all the users or select join Private Network from the given list to post questions for that particular private network
      • For Each question, Option to:
      • -Share question on social media platform
      • -flag as inappropriate
      • -Participate - to get notification if anyone answers the question
      • -Message - open profile of the user who posted question,follow the user, and chat with him/her.
      • -For Each Answer, option to
      • -> Upvote
      • -> Downvote
      • -> flag as inappropriate
      • Search & Filter by interest
    • Local News Feature
      • Ability to read the local news and admin will manage the local news from backend panel
      • Users can Like & Share local news
    • Resources
      • Ability to view interest-wise directory of companies
      • Users can provide rating to any company & Share the detail of any company on various social media platforms
    • Co-working space Feature (only for Denver city)
      • Ability to search & filter co-working spaces
      • Ability to view the list of all co-working spaces in Denver city and select any co-working space to view detailed description
      • Ability to Fill Booking form and submit the form to book the co-working space -
        • Admin can accept/decline the booking request and once the admin accepts it, users will have to pay online in the app
    • Events Feature
      • View Calendar-wise list of events created by
        • admin/moderator
        • user himself
      • User can Create/edit event and can add number of participants for the event
      • Ability to select the following options for any event
        • Check-in
        • Going
        • Not interested
      • Advanced Search in event
      • Give feedback on event
    • Knowledge Center
      • User can read article & they can also watch videos posted by other users
        • interest-wise topics & description about it
      • Webinar
        • User can Create/edit webinar
        • User can view upcoming/live/past webinar
        • 2 types of Webinars
          • Public - open for everyone
          • Private - send joining request, accept/decline by user/moderator/admin
        • Jobs
          • User can Apply for job
            • User can view jobs which they applied for
          • User can also Post/edit job
        • Survey
          • User can view/fill survey forms uploaded by other users
            • Only through Private network
        • Survey
          • Users can view tutorials
          • Users can manage their profile-related settings
          • Users can contact the support in case they have difficulty in using the app

Technical implementations

  • Payment Gateway Integration Stripe
  • Google API like Map, Address Autocomplete, Google Calendar
  • Private Network Feature
  • Android: Android Studio with java
  • iOS: XCode and Objective C.

Solution

  • An app where people can join private networks, ask questions and get answers, search for questions by interest & view other user’s question to give an answer to them, read local news, view interest-wise directory of companies, can search & filter co-working spaces, view list of all location-specific co-working spaces and ability to book the co-working spaces by making payment online, can create/edit event, view calendar-wise list of events and ability to select whether going for the event or not interested in event, read interest-wise list of articles and topics, can create/edit webinar & ability to join webinar, view upcoming/live/past webinar, can either post/edit job or apply for a job, can view & fill the private network-wise survey form and can view their complete profile