Discors pulls news stories from several sources, each with differing formats and styles. By using only an image, succinct title, and a category, we distilled all of this content into an uncomplicated, distraction-free feed.
Each story contains the latest news, expert analyses, and a timeline on a single, cohesive screen allowing readers to dive deeper through leading insights and perspectives. Additional information and analyses are housed inside swipeable cards, making them easy to browse without straying away from the original story.
At its core, the iPad app functions identically to the iPhone. The feed pulls in the same stories in a similar format, including the first 50 words of each article for additional context.
On a larger screen, we wanted to make the extra space useful in a way that doesn’t clutter or detract from the story. To accomplish this, we designed a side navigation to make it even easier to see what the story has to offer at a glance.
To match the aesthetic of the mobile app, we kept Discors’ marketing site direct and simple, offering a single CTA to download the app. Current events can quickly become outdated, so instead of using static images, fresh news content is pulled into the marketing site using the app’s API (essentially running a usable and working version of the app in the hero area).
Specific features of the app are highlighted on the marketing site, also using live data from the API. These features are interactive and animate when clicked by a user.
The iOS app has maintained a five star rating on the App Store since it’s debut in 2015. We continue to work with Discors in a consulting role as they grow their team and build out additional features.
I've worked with Octopus at both of my companies and I wouldn't work with anyone else. What sets them apart is that they are very thoughtful about designing products that not only look beautiful but work beautifully.
Basil Enan, Founder/CEO
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