Roundshot: Modern and Responsive UX Design for Web and Mobile LiveCam Apps
The web and mobile apps for Seitz Switzerland’s Roundshot Livecam service got a full redesign to become a sleek 360° experience with improved navigation and simpler location search and filtering flow.
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The new mobile and web apps are now a seamless experience for end-users and feature the following:
- Cameras are searchable via the search bar, a map or filters
- The camera view includes clickable points of interest
- Users can create time lapse videos and comparisons
- A weather widget provides accurate weather data of the shown locations
- Users can switch from one camera angle to another
Results by Numbers
1,000 cameras in operation worldwide
50 cameras added to network every year
1 million yearly page views
Roundshot is a webcam service that gives users around the world access to high quality cameras at locations such as mountain peaks and other tourist destinations. As their service attracted more customers, it became clear that their apps needed a UX refresh to let users take full advantage of all features.
Automatically switching between desktop and mobile views thanks to responsive design, our new web applications allow a seamless user experience on all devices. PGS Software selected some of its best specialists in each area (mobile, frontend, backend) to deliver a solid and impactful team result.
— Urs Krebs, CTO, Seitz Phototechnik
Bitbucket, Unit/Integration Tests, Continuous Integration, Google Analytics, Firebase
PHP, Python, Angular, Android (Kotlin), iOS (Swift), Git, Bash, PostgreSQL, HAProxy, Varnish, REST API, Web Workers
WebStorm, PHPStorm, PYCharm, CI: Jenkins, Jira, Docker
1 backend developer, 1 frontend developer, 1 QA , 3 mobile developers
About the Client
A prime example of Swiss quality, Seitz Switzerland manufactures and sells high-end cameras that are state-of-the-art in reliability and features – each component being carved out of a single aluminum block and the cameras assembled by hand. Their Livecams are available for purchase or rent and each camera comes with a wealth of online services, allowing Seitz’ customers to multiply online visibility and branding.
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