Responsive web application
monloyer.québec is the first public database on the rental market in Montreal. The mobile non-profit platform, sponsored by Luis-Gaylor and his associates, provides users with valuable information on the average price of a typical home in their neighborhood. In order to create a true community, the population is also invited to participate in the project by sharing their data quickly and easily. For Caravan, we take pride in knowing that we contributed to the success of such a great initiative!monloyer in the news
People are more and more reluctant to share their personal information, and that's understandable! Even more so when it’s about their living costs and related rental expenses. The main challenge for this project was to design an application that is both simple and attractive in order to build confidence and encourage a largest amount of users to share their rent prices.
A notable work in experience design (UX) and some gamification of the mechanics went into the design, which simplified the functionalities to capture the most relevant information. Many considerations were made to the design of the interface (UI) (illustrations, colors, etc.) to ensure all elements were refined and enjoyable.
« The motto was "dedication and quality of the user experience". To be matched with a tight budget and development of the MVP (minimum viable product). A real overall challenge that was very interesting to face and whose success that followed was a great reward. »
The project was for our team an opportunity to use the latest versions of our frameworks (Angular, Django) and try out new services for continuous integration and continuous deployment.
On the frontend side, a responsive application that appears simple, based on a map and a menu, hides a collection of modules that hold all the useful information and the interactions of the site. On the backend side, the challenge was to integrate various data sources (including open data from the City of Montreal) and the information contributed by the visitors into a relational and geographical database, which lets us retrieve the data and statistics per city or district.
« A partnership that was really interesting as much from a technical viewpoint as for the project goals! »