Products can be built in many different ways. But, no matter what the process, usually the end goal is always the same. A simple, useful and meaningful product that people love.
We just released Zaarly 3.0. We wanted to share a few early sketches that we made on a favorite iPad app of ours, Paper.
Many of the ideas below were killed, edited or morphed into something different. The editing process of going from an idea to an end product is the best and most challenging part. Paper really was a fun place to start.
Paper has a way of making things look and feel beautiful and focused yet not overly detailed so you can make core UI decisions that aren’t about the pixels.
You can see a lot of the new Zaarly (web and mobile) in many of these sketches. Many you can’t because they never made it to life. Hope you enjoy some of the thoughts behind these sketches.
Lauren’s husband’s love for glasses was getting out of control. Literally. After a quick online search for a stand was fruitless, Lauren turned to Zaarly. What started out as a simple request quickly turned into something much more.
Tobi, an architect and designer, responded to her request and offered to help. After Lauren posted a picture of the initial prototype on Path, she knew they were onto something, “People just really freaked out and said they wanted one.”
So, Lauren and Tobi decided to turn a one-time project into something bigger. They launched a Kickstarter Campaign and formed their new venture called Bushakan. Just one month after meeting on Zaarly, multiple designs have already been put into production.
Lauren and Tobi’s story is a just another magical example of our mission at Zaarly: connecting talented sellers with excited buyers. Amazing things happen at this moment—ideas turn to action, communities come together, and things just get done.
“That’s what’s interesting about Zaarly; it’s removing the barriers between people who have something in common.” - Tobi
The world gets smaller and business gets better when you’re able to connect with real people around you. That’s the kind of world we’re building at Zaarly. Join us today.