ChromeCast integration, custom UI components, app-wide analytics integration, push notifications
To bring the Smithsonian Channel’s existing Android app up to par with its award-winning, highly rated iOS apps, Potion, an interaction design and technology agency, approached Big Nerd Ranch about a partnership to redevelop the app from scratch.
Our design and development teams worked closely with Potion to deliver an app that adheres to Android best practices and delivered on the client’s needs by:
Our team then went to work on additional capabilities including:
By working collaboratively with Potion and our Android and Design teams, Big Nerd Ranch delivered an app that incorporates best-in-class Android development and UX standards. We added new, unique features such as Chromecast integration and social sharing functionality, helping to improve content discoverability and increase content consumption.
The app’s look and feel resonates with the Smithsonian Channel’s brand and ties to the iOS app while delivering the experience and look that Android users expect.
Quality app! This is an example as to how other channels should build their apps. I've deleted all the others due to low overall app quality - but Smithsonian stays.