Review, App Development, UI, UX
Unity, iOS, Android
To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary the City of Ottawa and transit provider OC Transpo wanted to provide unique and engaging experiences for local residents. To help make sure the end product functioned well the City enlisted Karman to provide technical consultation when evaluating proposals and to play a role in building the end product.
Ultimately, the artist collective Art Engine was selected with the plan to design and build an app that would allow transit riders to listen to purpose written music that matched iconic bus routes around the capital. With rich visuals, procedurally generated elements, and technical challenge Karman was the perfect fit for this project.
Sonicity merged music app with portable artistic installation, allowing Ottawa city’s bus riders to experience their commute with music tailored to their surroundings.
To set the look and feel of the app Art Engine worked with graphic designer Simon Guibord to design a title screen, playback visuals and icon. From there it was up to Karman to run with the style and build out the UX and UI for the rest of the experience.
Was able to leverage the efficient audio playback of native code while using Unity to quickly produce rich visuals for iOS and Android.
On a tight schedule Karman delivered the app to both iOS and Android app stores in time for the Canada Day celebrations. Art Engine was pleased with the final result with plans to expand the app throughout 2017 and 2018. We’re excited to see where they take the concept next!
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