Track Holodomor History

History at your fingertips

The Track Holodomor History app will guide you through the capital of Ukraine of the 1930s and reveal the unknown history of that time.

The application was developed for the Holodomor Museum – and that’s a great example of how mobile technologies can enrich visitor impressions or even completely change them.

This application goes even further as it creates interactive spots and routes around the city, providing a unique out-of-the-museum experience.

Stats

Product Weeks

13 • Weeks

People involved in the product

6 • People

Number of commits made for the product

320 • Commits

Challenge

Usually, mobile applications are used to improve the in-museum experience using QR-code scanners, AR technologies, etc. Yet, the team of the Holodomor Museum in Kyiv decided to rethink the concept of museum mobile apps and create digital expositions all over Kyiv.

From a technical perspective, the app heavily relies on geolocation features. For example, the implementation of pre-built routes required Google Maps integration. Also, it was necessary to introduce the hidden content, that would appear only within 400 meters from the location.

Strict deadlines were another challenge. As all the promotional activities have been planned on a specific date, the app couldn’t be released even a day longer.

Product

Process

Since the Track Holodomor History application development was requested by the museum, they had no In-House Team to support the process.

Thus, we assembled a Full-Stack Team on our side to meet the tight deadline – a Project Manager, a UI/UX Designer, an App Developer, a BackEnd Developer, a QA Engineer, and a CTO who supervised the process.

Eventually, we managed to deliver the Product before the deadline:

Pre-Project

- 4 Weeks

Scoping

UX-Prototyping

Planing

Agile Development

- 13 Weeks

Design

BackEnd Dev

App Development

QA & Testing

Release

- 2 Weeks

Release

Handover

Solution

Finally, our Team delivered a cross-platform mobile application with a clean design. It was important to keep it minimalistic so it contributes to the aim of the app and not distracts.

Product

To ensure the native feel and look while keeping up with tight deadlines, we used the React Native framework. Moreover, it allowed us to achieve outstanding performance when it came to Google Maps integration. Thus, the in-app map smoothly works on both iOS and Android devices.

Since the museum team had no technical expertise on their side, we set up all the processes for them. This included all the stages from UX Design to Agile Development and Release.

Finally, we hand over the finished product to the museum team. Now they can easily add or edit content with no participation from our side.

Comment from our client Iryna Kurhanska, Head of Exhibition Department from [object Object]

Stormotion’s communication and client-oriented policy are outstanding. We really felt involved in the process and understood that working on this project simultaneously enriched both sides. Their creativity was the criteria, why we chose them, and we never regretted this decision. The app Track Holodomor History is especially popular among youth and that popularity is due to the modern approach Stormotion use and trends they follow. As a state museum, we were obliged to conduct a lot of paperwork. And Stormotion were always on time with all correctly filled documents needed, it is a rare case in our experience.

Iryna Kurhanska, Head of Exhibition Department

The Holodomor Museum

Tech Stack

React Native
GraphQL
Google Maps

Our clients trust us

Stormotion client David Lesser, CEO from [object Object]

They were a delight to work with. And they delivered the product we wanted. Stormotion fostered an enjoyable work atmosphere and focused on delivering a bug-free solution.

David Lesser, CEO

Numina