01 August 201134
GiftRocket has launched!
What is GiftRocket
GiftRocket is the invention of Nicolas Baum, Kapil Kale and Jonathan Pines. With GiftRocket you can buy a friend a gift card to any shop, bar, cinema, coffee shop anywhere in the world.
You can either email them the gift or send it via Facebook. The site is integrated with Facebook and if you give the site permission, GiftRocket it will pull in your friends from Facebook for you to choose who to send a GiftRocket to.
For a person to redeem a GiftRocket they need to go to the business location. For example, if I have a GiftRocket for my local pub – I go to the pub, get out my smartphone, open up my GiftRocket email and press ‘Redeem’. GiftRocket uses my location to check I’m actually at the pub and when my location is confirmed I get my gift. The GiftRocket amount is transferred into my Paypal account and I pay as normal.
It means you can buy your friend a gift card for something they’re really into and that actually means something to them!
I was responsible from creating the GiftRocket brand/logo, designing the main website and mobile site.
My aim was to create a site that had a strong brand, was fun, vibrant and super easy to use. The site is actually more of an application than a website, so there was a fine balance to strike between creating a fun and meaningful visual design and a simple and easy to use UI.
I think GiftRocket is a great idea and I really hope it takes off! It was a really fun project and the guys at GiftRocket were amazing to work with.
I’ve included various screenshots from the website and mobile site in this post and you can check out the finished live site here: GiftRocket