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An App/Software Project
By Jainab, Arisha, Ariya. Samantha, and Genesis
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ MS 358

About this Project:

"Malligator" addresses the issue of traveling but not knowing what to do and where to go while traveling at a specific place.

Our design process in our app was first a navigation app but then we realized that was already made, so then we decided to change it to a navigator app that helps people know what to do at a place while traveling or ideas where to go for traveling. For example if you have a family of 5 but need a travel idea you might get the suggestion of going to Disney and go on the roller coasters if you like roller coasters, and our app name “Malligator” was made from our icon/mascot the alligator and apart of our app idea (navigation)then that gave us alligator we then decided it reminded us of a mall map then combined the two together and got “Malligator.”

And our idea has evolved since at first we just had a mall that leads you places in the mall and now we have “Malligator” which is a navigator app that helps people know what to do at a place while traveling or ideas where to go for traveling and what they can do in there area based on what they plan on doing.

If we were to build our app it would be a navigator app that helps people know what to do at a place while traveling or ideas where to go for traveling like I said in the beginning, and if you want a quiet place to be in but don’t have a account you can still use the app and we will give you some suggestions but it just won’t save your data since you’re not logged in and you can also take a picture of where you are and what you’re in the mood to do if you’re new to the place you’re in. So if I’m new here to New York and I want to go to a beach you would move the camera around a little bit say you want to go to the closet beach and we might give you a beach in Far Rockaway and how far it is and how you can get there depending on what transportation you select, we will also tell you when and what day the beach is open and closed .

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Feedback from the Judges:

Amelia Forrest 👏 Finance & Operations Manager at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
Amazing work Jainab, Arisha, Ariya, Samantha and Genesis!

I love the concept of the Malligator recommending places to visit based off of your history, it gives a very personalized experience. The Malligator being experience based is what sets it apart from most apps and can be used for solo and group experiences which is a plus!

Feedback: You all have wonderful ideas incorporated into the app however I think it will be the most beneficial to focus on one feature first and then slowly roll out the badges and other features -- just so the user experience isn't overwhelming.

Gemelli Briceño 👏 Program Coordinator, Design League DIIT at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
Awesome job, Jainab, Arisha, Ariya. Samantha, and Genesis!
This is a great app idea that can help travelers navigate new places and find attractions or things to do. I am always looking for something to do even as a native New Yorker! I loved the app logo which is relative to your school mascot. It was a great idea to change the direction of your app idea once you did a competitive analysis of other similar apps. That was a good way to make your app stand out against other navigating apps.
Some things to think about if your team wants to continue developing this app idea would be to narrow down some of the features. There are some really great features like suggestions based on the users' history, giving new users a free trial, and space for users to give you feedback about the app. Other features like the point system can be developed a bit more- maybe think of allowing the users to gain points towards discounts.
Great job!

Dipali Aphale 👏 Design Strategist (UX, Strategy, Product, Facilitation)) at IBM — Emoti-Con Judge
Love this project! The high-fidelity designs are a testament to your skills - well done. I especially appreciate the gamification of the badge feature. As you continue to develop this feature, perhaps consider partnerships to expand the mall-points offerings.

Miguel Asse 👏 Product and Business Strategy Lead, Analytics at Google — Emoti-Con Judge
I loved the idea of tailing recommendations to user's interests, as well as making it fun by allowing users to add accessories to their avatar, making it "theirs". Very fun and playful! I also really liked the badges page and gamifying tasks that users can do. This is crucial towards building engagement with an app that has any kind of community aspect.

Feedback from the Community:

Jaynai 👏 a High School Student from Bronx, NY
Next time, put the picture in the slides.
👏 a Middle School Student
👏 a Parent
This app is very useful I would definitely use this app and I love the idea and decorations/theme you guys have!
👏 a Parent
I love the app design this app is very fun and useful!
Student 👏 a Middle School Student
This app is really helpful!
Good 👏 a Middle School Student from Usa
This is a good app I’ll use it definitely hundred percent
Md 👏 a Middle School Student from NYC
THIS is a very good APP. I think its very different from others which is a plus to the app. I think the slides are almost perfect.
Ahisha 👏 a Middle School Student
It’s a decent app! If it was real I would use it. The concept is nice too
👏 a Middle School Student
I like the backround how the app function and the explanation
Elliana 👏 a Middle School Student from Brooklyn
100/100 love this app soo much and it’s actually useful!!,
MD 👏 a Middle School Student from NYC
This is a very good app.
Unknown 👏 a Middle School Student from America
This is an extremely useful app not only for tourist but also for many others who want to travel. I love the design that you guys did on the app, it looks really cute. And, you guys all worked really hard and did a great job!!!
Unknown 👏 a Middle School Student from America
This app has a very formatted design and is organized. I also think this app is very nice for people when they need help navigating somewhere or looking for a good place for you or others to visit!
👏 a Middle School Student
The apps pretty cool, I really like the concept, design, logo, and style of it. You must’ve send a lot of time on it. Good job.
👏 a Middle School Student from Jamaica, NY
-I love the badges page, and the avatars as they make the app more interesting.
-I love the name for the app, because it is a fusion of two names.
-I love how the app icon relates to the app name, and how it functions like a normal app.

Just saying, but when this app is on Google Play Store, or App Store I will install it.

No negative feedback, because the app is amazing. :)
👏 a Middle School Student
This app is really helpful, the design is also great. This is an app that a lot of people need.
G 👏 a Middle School Student from Q
You guys did good, i like the logo and the idea is really good.
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👏 a Middle School Student
I like the app because is it very helpful
👏 a Middle School Student
Wow I really enjoyed the presentation it’s kinda useful
Ms Karen 👏 a Teacher
This app is AMAZING I’m really excited about it and it’s very useful to me I enjoyed it
Daniels 👏 a Middle School Student from New York
It’s a very nice app indeed
👏 a High School Student
Wow this is amazing it’s so good and useful I love it
Ahmed 👏 a College Representative from Usa
Good app to use i love it
Jenifer 👏 a High School Student from Dominican Republic
I love this app and the design it’s very helpful and I would install it since I’m new to the area and need recommendations on where to go around here! Great job!
Mohammad 👏 a Community Member from Norway
Good app I love it its really goodv
👏 a Middle School Student
Amazing app very creative
👏 a Parent from NYC,Queens
Oh wow this is so useful This is a great idea I love it
NYC 👏 a Middle School Student
Amazing app, I hope y’all win!! Slay
Shah Rukh Khan 👏 a Parent from India
Muje ap ka app pasande aye (I like your app).
Some guy 👏 a Middle School Student from Guyana
This is a good app to know where you can get to different place in the world and watch things in 4K
👏 a Middle School Student
This will 100% win
Billy 👏 a Middle School Student
I love this app I love the design, and the idea about the app I especially like the part for people that are new to the place that might need help around town, good luck.
Daniels 👏 a Teacher
This is so amazing I give it 100/100 it’s so useful amazing and fun
Mr mims 👏 a Community Member from Usa
I love your app a lot jainab
Andrew 👏 a Technology Professional
Hello ms358 this is an amazing app jainab and your group members did so well I have to give it 100/100 this is so much work but it’s very good good job
Imran 👏 a Community Member from Pakistan
I love your app
👏 a Parent from Nyc
Great app i love it
Superboy 👏 a Middle School Student from Bronze
I love malligator because they do great service, but I also love there logo. Good job malligator and keep up the good work. By superboy= roblox account name
Puran 👏 a Middle School Student
I really like this app because it can help me, I like the design of it and it was amazing I loved it.
BigName 👏 a Middle School Student from Pasa land
It is so helpful that it made me cry and I like it so much that I can’t forget about it.
👏 a Middle School Student
👏 a Middle School Student
I like the premise of this app.
Excelente application 👏 a Community Member from Republica dominicana
Espero la application sea util.
Monica 👏 a Parent from Queen ny
Muy importante esa ampliación y muy buena
Claribel 👏 a Technology Professional from Dominican Republic
It is a very good mechanism to analyze and evaluate.
👏 a High School Student from New york
I really love the creativity behind the app! It’s fun fresh and innovative!
👏 a Parent from República Dominicana
La aplicación es excelente
Pariente 👏 a Parent from Dominicana
Muy buena la app

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