HoloBuilder is a startup which focuses on 360 progress images for construction sites. The JobWalk App is HoloBuilder’s mobile app, used to capture 360 photos on site. I designed the second big iteration of this product - version 2.0.
The original JobWalk app was conceived without involvement from any designers which meant it lacked structure and intuitive flows. The original improvements to the app came about over time after a lot of customer feedback. I worked to make some improvement on this version of the app before it was decided there needed to be a fresh start with a JobWalk app 2.0. We met with users to understand what the core functions of the app should be and how the existing flows could be built upon and improved.
It’s challenging to create a big 2.0 version of an existing app. Even if the improvements will save a user time, bringing in new UX flows can always cause some initial frustration for the user. One of the main components of the HoloBuilder workflow is the ability to add a ‘TimeTravel’ photo - a photo captured at the same location over time. Helping users understand this process was always a difficult challenge in JobWalk app 1.X and this was clear goal for version 2.0.
The new design was able to clearly focus the scope of the app and make a simple and uncomplicated workflow. The capturing process was completely revamped by removing unnecessary ‘capture modes’, letting the user seamlessly switch between capturing and viewing of photos from one screen.