The goal of Magnet.me is to make sure their users get in touch with the most suitable companies and eventually get them a job. Ours was to do the same for their iPhone app.
Magnet.me is a successful Dutch start-up. It lets companies connect with students and graduated looking for a job or internship. The concept is kind of extraordinary, because it's the companies that reach out to users instead of the other way around. This way users come in touch with companies they didn’t hear of just yet.
In 2015 Magnet.me finished their first design for the Android-app. They knew many of their users have iPhones, though. They had a good Android Design Team in-house, but it didn’t have much experience in iOS Design and wasn’t used to the guidelines Apple set. That’s where we came in. As we knew all ins and outs of iOS-design, we all were very confident to get an app as beautiful and user-friendly as the Android-version.
Happy to help iOS users finding a job or internship.
It was very helpful to collaborate with the Android-designer, so we could understand what decisions were made and - more importantly - why they were made. That knowledge, combined with our knowhow of iOS-design, resulted in the iOS app which holds his own with the Android version.
We felt we should keep most of the interactions and flow intact, because they were thoughtfully designed and both us and the team didn’t want to make two very different apps.
We gave it a more iOS look though. We also got rid of some patterns Android loves, but Apple doesn’t use that much. So we replaced the famous floating action buttons, redesigned the look of several elements and made sure the app looked as least as good as the Android version. We think we did a pretty good job. What do you think?