Go Auto Swipe and Shop App
When Go Auto approached Punchcard about creating an app to help them sell more cars, the idea—Tinder for cars— was immediately appealing to the team. We’ve all struggled with the ability to search for car information from our phones, so we jumped at the chance to help one of the biggest automotive dealers in Canada create an easy way to shop for cars.
Using Facebook’s React developer tools, and Go Auto’s proprietary API to give us access to their inventory, we decided early in the project that the user experience would be the key driving force of the app’s success. Clean lines and intuitive gestures were the driving force behind the front-end development, while the back-end focused on building a solid foundation that could easily support additional features and upgrades in the future.
Functionally, the app is incredibly easy to use: after choosing search parameters, users can swipe left to dismiss a vehicle listing, or swipe right to store it in their list for future reference. A quick tap on the listing will open up more detailed information about the vehicle, and you can easily book a test drive by text or phone call right from the main search screen.
The app requires no information from the user and instead uses the phone’s unique ID to access the user’s list of stored cars. As cars are sold, they are automatically removed from a user’s list using live API pulls; this ensures that app data is always up-to-date.