Hello, this is Lainappi
Lainappi is a rental service both for consumers and business customers.
The idea that lies behind the project is to let people take or give items for rent. In Finland, where the Lainappi team is from, the idea of reuse is super popular, which finds reflection in the company’s slogan: “Not everything needs to be owned”.
Sharing is more sustainable and conserves natural resources. Therefore, both the branding and the clean, green style of the app were born from the idea of caring for the environment. For the UI design, we decided to choose a pleasant green and white palette.
The UI kit was based on the iOS guidelines. We use similar UI-kits in most of our designs, as it's compact but contains everything we need to quickly design almost any screen. From time to time — for example, when we came across a non-standard screen, which needed unique controls — we added new components to the UI-kit.
We had to develop an application using the design provided by the Lainappi team. But after a quick review, we realized that the provided design had a number of issues:
What did we change?
To receive payments from the app, users need to verify their account by filling in their personal data first, confirming their identity, waiting for the verification results, and adding bank account details for withdrawal. After a quick analysis, we were able to simplify everything to a single block on the profile screen.
Instead of different screens with status, actions, and interaction with the owner, we created a chat to show not only messages from the renter and the owner, but also system notifications and related actions in it. And it was there where we added the “Open box” feature to let renters receive an item.
Initially, we planned to develop an iOS app first and build an Android version later. But in order to reduce costs, Lainappi decided to create a hybrid application, which would also let them reach the audiences of both platforms at once.
to find the item
These are the key features that we included in the first version of the app: