Mobile application for learning a new language while reading a book
Need: to build a mobile application and an admin panel for product management
Challenge: The client looked for an efficient alternative to improve the book delivery to readers. Originally, Prismatext distributed books through digital downloads in eBooks format. Prismatext uses a unique blending process that mixes up foreign words with English texts of the books according to a specific algorithm that introduces new words at a comfortable learning pace.
Solution: Together we analyzed the blending technique and created a system architecture and UI/UX design that accurately renders diglot weave learning into a convenient mobile app.
Impact: With a new mobile application and an admin panel, Prismatext can offer a completely new end-to-end experience for users. The product combines innovative learning techniques and one of the best reader apps on the market with extra features for the language-learners.
What is Prismatext?
Prismatext as an ecosystem consists of two components: a mobile application and an admin panel to manage the content in the mobile application. The mobile application serves as a reader with advanced features for language learning and an embedded book catalogue. An admin panel helps the Prismatext team manage the mobile app and processes books produced by employing the diglot weave technique for accessing them through the mobile app.
Web-based admin panel
The admin panel focuses on the additional functionality to streamline business-specific tasks. It embraces essential features such as user management, book processing, content management, and order tracking.
The mobile app's goal was to present the advanced e-reader as it supports better customer experiences and engages them in learning. Leveraging hybrid Flutter app development, the team implemented a cross-functional solution for iOS and Android users.
Mobile app features
Language-learning oriented reader
Prismatext is designed around foreign words blended into the text. The app incorporates a widget with everything you might need to learn new words in one place: pronunciation, translation, transliteration, and the ability to make notes for a specific phrase.
It’s essential to help users find the book they love. The customer can apply advanced filters to explore books to find the required genre in a few taps. Moreover, each book has a detailed description and offers a book sample. The application uses full-text search so that users can find any book by author, name or description.
Flexible reader appearance
That is a core feature that embraces the overall app idea. The distinctive advantage is that the user can adopt the appearance of the e-reader according to their individual needs. Besides, it supports both online and offline reading. Also, Prismatext has OpenDyslexic font as an assistive feature.
Variable new words density
Every book contains hundreds of foreign words. Though users still have the opportunity to increase language density and cover even twice more new words within one book. Automatic word substantiation is handled by the diglot weave technique.
Bookmarks and notes
Prismatext provides a suite of tools for navigation through the book. A list of content, bookmarks and notes are available for users who want to revisit some memorable word or phrase later.
Books catalogue, wishlist and samples
The mobile application displays the entirety of books offered by Prismatext with the description, ability to add the book to the wishlist, and read the first chapter of each book as a sample.
Web-based admin app functionality
Book upload and processing
The book uploads are done via the admin panel. It covers all the required functionality to process the book and get it ready for publication on the mobile app. It helps to streamline different business operations like checking the book review status, uploading details, etc.
Book catalogue management
Building an online product isn’t possible without a good catalogue. It’s an essential task to introduce the book in the best light so the user will be interested in reading it. Besides, it involves filing all the necessary details to present a well-organized and categorized catalogue.
Admin panel gives Prismatext team all the tools to manage users’ accounts, see the purchase history, and collect the data about learning preferences.
Order tracking and management
It’s essential to keep order management at the highest level. Order details, tracking updates, and real-time order status make it possible to arrange effective interactions with customers. Moreover, it focuses on such vital aspects as smooth customer experience and high user retention.
Discovery & UI/UX design
- Cross-platform framework for cost and time effectiveness
- Great user experience
- Advanced e-reader
- Customized design
- Additional management tools
- Assigned the business analyst and UI/UX designers
- Involved the technical lead to conduct the comprehensive research
- Discovery meetings and presentations with the customer
- 180+ hours to produce documentation
- the Software Requirements Specification (SRS) Document
- System architecture
- Database design
- Mockups and wireframes
- Project timeline and cost estimation
The app design contains Electric Indigo color scheme of various tones, shades and tints. It allows designers to create a unified look and make a good user impact. Moreover, blue is a classic option to combine with other colors that appear on each salon’s logo, images, etc.
Main active color
The variety of fonts brings additional value to the text. It's easier to perceive the information in how users choose themselves. The reader's appearance enables the individual choice of font, text size, alignment, line spacing, and many others.
To increase readability for users with dyslexia, Prismatext has an OpenDyslexis typeface. It supports the ability to read faster and with fewer mistakes. The unique letter shapes help prevent confusion and make reading more comfortable for the targeted customers.
Covering both sides of UI debate
Primatext team has decided to introduce both light and dark modes, thus leaving the users with a free choice to interact with app designs.
Development and testing
The right set of technologies can make a significant difference to the entire development process and project success. The team’s task was not only to cover the project requirements but also to correspond to the latest market tendencies. Hybrid mobile development with Flutter was a perfect match as it enabled twice faster time-to-the-market and native performance at less cost.
increase in app performance with Node.js
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Hybrid mobile app
Flutter & Dart packages
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Web-based admin panel
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How we ensure transparency for the client
Existek always focuses special attention on transparency and visibility along the development process. Besides, we encourage full engagement of the client. It’s essential to constantly stay in touch, track the team's progress, support regular check-ins and conduct product demos through different development stages.
Existek’s team has conducted the full-cycle development process to deliver the advanced book app for learning foreign languages. The project involved active collaboration from the comprehensive requirements analysis to the successful app launch in App Store and Google Play. Also, they’ve presented a separate admin solution to be integrated with the mobile app and be used for various management tasks.
Delivered features for the user application
- Book catalogue
- User profile
- Advanced mobile reader
- Automatic text blending with foreign words
- Translation, pronunciation and transcription of foreign words
- Bookmarks and notes
- New words density options
- Offline reading
- Dark mode
- Accesability features
Implemented functionality for the admin app
- Book upload and processing
- Book catalogue management
- User management
- Order tracking and management
- Mobile app and other integrations
Postlaunch support & updates
Mobile & web development
Discovery & design
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