I built this mobile MVP for a frequent-flying client who wanted an easy way for anyone to track their frequent flier reward programs and hotel stays.
Before starting any serious design, I asked the client to show me apps whose design he admired, as well as photos that might capture the mood he was going for. After that, I created some different concepts and visual treatments to guide the rest of the app.
The app had three main areas -- reward program tracking, hotel wishlists, and frequent flyer wishlists. I created onboarding screens, distinct empty states for each feature, and described the flows between each state before beginning development.
I used Ionic Cloud to support users and analytics; built on Firebase to persist most reward data; and connected to a Sinatra-backed server to fetch info from the AwardWallet, Skyscanner, and Orbitz APIs.