NearBy is a mobile-focused platform helping travelers discover nearby places that promote mental well-being. People explore different places to learn about cultures, connect with others, and achieve mental wellness. We are redefining travel as finding a new place to learn, connect, and renew the mind; no matter where you go. It can be a park NearBy. Our vision is to inspire travelers to improve mental well-being through connection and culture.
After the COVID-19 pandemic, people are very interested in finding new places to visit. People now long for joy and enrichment as a result of juggling life's duties. Many people find that traveling to different places helps them reach these sentiments. Travelling is often associated with going abroad, but research indicates that this is not the sole experience that fosters mental wellness. According to a study, happiness and well-being can be increased by engaging in a variety of experiences, such as a road trip or discovering a new area in your neighborhood.
Researchers discovered that when people visit multiple locations throughout the day and spend nearly similar amounts of time in each, they are more likely to experience good emotions like "happy," "enthusiastic," "strong," "relaxed," and "attentive."
In the 19.2 billion dollar market, many map tools offer directions to locations or identify well-known landmarks. There are currently no resources on the digital map market that can guide travelers to locations that encourage uplifting feelings and mental wellness.
Our user research concentrated on those who enjoy going to nearby places. Our consumers are interested in having happy emotions, discovering new cultures, and making new friends, according to survey results and interviews. They find it challenging to predict in advance how a place will make them feel, which limits their ability to do extensive research before visiting.
The vision of NearBy is to inspire travelers to enhance their well-being through connection and culture. A day spent discovering new, varied experiences can improve happiness and well-being.
“I want to find places that quench my curiosity and relaxation, and the freedom to explore every element” - Customer Feedback 1
“I want a personalized list of find rare places” - Customer Feedback 2
Based on our target users’ pain points, we knew we wanted to work on the following features: search bar, digital map, and emotional ratings. Our solution is NearBy, a progressive mobile application helping travels discover local relaxing places to improve mental well-bring and happiness. Finding new locations that encourage happy feelings will affect a person's general mental health. We want to assist our users in finding the local spots that can enhance their mental well-being.
We plan to show our design mock-ups to users by the end of this week.
Where is it hosted? Heroku - Cloud Application Platform
What is your tech stack? ReactJS & Ruby on Rails
High-level journey of a request
The app captures the current location or a user searches an address>see results of places>click on nearby place>view details of nearby place>option to rate the relaxation
What was the hardest part of development?
Frontend - implementing Map
What are some key takeaways?
We will continue to work on our progressive mobile application.