Printagram delivers a simplified mobile printing experience enabling users to create small canvases from their favorite Instagram photos.
The client wanted an e-commerce app that capitalizes on impulse online purchases – the idea is that most great photos never make it past their digital form or off of a typical smartphone user’s mobile device.
The initial approach was to determine the client’s design preferences, any other services/features that should be integrated, and how it should all come together aesthetically. The Printagram App was designed exclusively for iOS and the project required adaptive wireframes; from log-in, canvas selection, to the checkout process. Printagram enables users to log-in with their Instagram user name and password in order to access the user’s photos and choose a canvas size or package option. The application connects with the server to determine pricing, shipping costs, and clarify delivery addresses. The final authorization directs to PayPal for payment processing and confirmation.
Based on the project guidelines we designed Printagram exclusively for Apple’s iOS and ensured it complimented the popular usability of Instagram. We provided a comfortable gateway to deliver a secure and intuitive checkout experience using PayPal’s mobile payment and correlated this with an order processing and product management system called Drupal Commerce that allows the user to download and edit orders.
Technology we used
Printagram Mobile App acts as the client-side front end, while the Drupal Commerce module was configured as an administrative back end for the server-side, handling orders and payments. The client has access to the Drupal Commerce module to easily oversee orders and refunds, implement sale prices, and coordinate pricing and shipping charges, all from within the app. The app sends the user’s data to the server, which then passes back a price. The checkout process continues on Printagram, and from there the app directs the user to PayPal; with options to make a payment either through their PayPal account or with a credit card, and upon completion, is directed back to the Printagram App.