An idea sprang into my idea yesterday of a service that helps you find creative jobs out there in the wild. Right now I don’t want to give away my idea but I also thought that rather than simply creating this service why don’t I create concept applications that span across multiple platforms? This will help me add new items to my portfolio as well as demonstrate my understanding of each platform and how an idea or service can be translated to each.
This is a pretty large project I have thrown myself into, but it is worth it as it may lay the groundwork for me to actually build and sell actual apps based on my service. For now I plan on releasing a website of to provide this job hunting tool to the masses. Besides the website, I will create concepts for the iPhone app, the Windows Phone app, the iPad and Windows 8 app as well as design how the website will look.
The Windows 8 app will include share contracts, split screen support, landscape and portrait support, NFC, live tiles and more. The Windows Phone app will support Live tiles, NFC. The iPad app will work in either portrait or landscape orientation. The website will be of a responsive kind, HTML5, CSS3 and graceful degradation.
The service will be called Hunt and Dash, Hunt ‘n’ Dash for short. The logo was born from looking at vintage typography, online and via my “New Vintage Type” book written by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson which I mentioned last month. The service is aimed at helping those in the creative industry to manage their job applications, help them search and reply to jobs. It is a sort of dashboard that will have all that you need at your fingertips.
Lastly I will leave you with a teaser of the service on the major platforms. (I am considering Android, its phone platform at least).