Punch: World’s First Lockscreen Messenger for iOS
As the Founder and Chief Designer for Punch, the world’s first iOS lock screen messenger, I had the opportunity to lead the development of a revolutionary messaging platform. Featured in TechCrunch and other major outlets, Punch was a real-time messaging platform with transmission speeds comparable to WhatsApp, and included advanced walkie-talkie functionality where audio played even if the app was closed. It also featured speech-to-text translation of audio, and allowed users to send audio, text, videos, photos, and emotions in real time. Lock screen displays weather and other information.
My responsibilities included conceiving and wireframing the app, designing the UI/UX and branding, creating marketing and promotional materials, developing a video trailer, conducting customer research and user testing, creating workflow diagrams, and managing the website.
As CEO, I was also responsible for investor relations and customer outreach. Punch was the fastest and most advanced way to communicate with friends, and I’m proud of the impact it had in the market.