A touch-friendly, drag-and-drop collaborative event planning app that syncs in real-time and is optimized to work on the Microsoft Surface Hub.
Created the wire frames for this project and designed/styled the UI while building it in the browser to save time and easily iterate. This worked well since everything in the app had a functional purpose and it allowed the technology requirements to drive the UI.
The app was made to replace a physical board with the massive 84” Microsoft Surface Hub. This required following Microsoft’s user interface guidelines for the Hub and taking into special consideration that multiple people can use it at the same time.
To prevent scheduling conflicts the app uses socket.io to update and sync events in real time.
Uses the React DnD library to implement drag-and-drop events that play nicely with Redux. Leverages feature detection to switch between HTML5 or Touch backend as needed.
Users can drag an event while also swiping across the app to move to a different month or year.
All of the source code is hosted in GitLab and utilizes git-hooks with Jenkins so any code pushed to the master branch is automatically deployed to production.