Following the blues 
in Katowice

A mobile application – the Silesian Blues Trail
The Client – Katowice – the Garden City is the main cultural institution of Katowice City.  The Silesian Blues Trail is a unique project in the world, where history of music is told by the people who took part in the making of it.

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The scope of work / 
Design challenge
The starting point of the project was the extraordinary content – memories of blues icons telling about the clubs that make up the map of blues in Silesia.

Once we were acquainted with the content, we developed the concept of the service along with our client’s Team – a walk along the Blues Trail, supported by a mobile app for both iOS and Android systems. Technically, the task we were faced with was concerned with developing the software for the application but it was even more important to engage the target group for the app. 

How do you design a service, which makes it possible to discover places in Silesia where blues developed in Poland during its golden era?


Digital products

Technology

The Client wanted the Silesian Blues Trail application to be a multiplatform one. At the same time, because of limited budget, the cost of developing it and maintaining were supposed to be as low as possible. 

We suggested a solution based on HTML5, JS and Cordova with a dedicated API for communication between the application and a CMS system used to manage the application data by the Client. In order to adjust the application to the so-called design language of the particular system (Android, iOS) it was necessary to adjust some elements of the application to these environments. 

Finally, the applications were published in Google Play and the App Store.

The Silesian Blues Trail

Places, stories, people!
marek

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After implementation
The application, which is the basis for the Silesian Blues Trail has been working since the end of 2016.  We are very pleased with the fact that the users’ satisfaction contributed, if only a little, to Wojciech Mirek’s – the person responsible for the project  from the Garden City – being awarded the title of the Person of the Year in 2016 in Katowice.

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If you want to know how we can use experience from this project while working with you – contact us!