Borrow Local is an app created by a military veteran-turned-entrepreneur to helps people generate income by sharing items with their neighbors. It requires both an app for the marketplace as well as an admin dashboard.
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The main design challenge of this project was to design the app in such a way that borrowers and lenders can access their information seamlessly. We went through several iterations of the borrowers/lender side before arriving at the current design.
Making renting from your neighbor as simple as pressing a button
Borrow local is an app that makes it simple for neighbors to rent out underutilized items.
- Lenders can post their rentals
- Borrowers can schedule when they want to rent an item
- Borrowers and lenders get paid out to their bank accounts
- Borrow local and local HOA’s get paid a commission on each sale
- Borrowers and lenders can leave reviews
- Borrowers and lenders can set up a safe location to meet
- Lenders and borrowers can verify their ID
Don, the creator of the app, is a veteran-turned-entrepreneur with a passion for helping communities work together. He came to us with a well laid-out design asking for help improving it so he could reach a fully fleshed out app. After about a month of user testing and some revisions, we got the green light to start development.
Over the course of a few months we built the app while Don started in a Stanford Entrepreneurship program and raised funding. With the app currently live in the App Store he’s beginning the hard work of ramping up the user base.