In late 2016, French startup Baatch asked us to design the first version of their group ordering app. Centered around a chat interface, users can create groups and by drag and drop share food orders, hotel bookings, flight tickets and much more. Group members can partake or decline an order, vote for the best alternatives and even split the bill.
Designed to keep chat in center of the experience, it proved a great challenge to reinvent the keyboard space while clinging to iOS guidelines in order to minimise onboarding and make the app feel intuitive from the get-go.
Translating the iOS designs to Android while maintaining the same functionality, look and feel required some tinkering. We create a card system that is compatible with the design guidelines on both platforms.
From ordering food for the entire office to making a table reservation with a friend, Baatch does it all from within the chat. We designed the first version of Baatch with eight different ordering experiences. Each experiencing use the same base components, making Baatch an ever expandable app. Simply tap on an icon to enter the desired ordering flow, tap again in the type field to head back to the chat experience.