HiveUp — modern chat platform

HiveUp is a pimped up IRC. It is a modern chat platform.

I have designed this logo. Many colors wrapped in a talk bubble represent all the different kinds of people HiveUp brings together into meaningful conversations.

I have designed the logo for HiveUp. Many colors wrapped in a talk bubble represent all the different kinds of people HiveUp brings together into meaningful conversations. Hexagon-like talk bubble gives a hint about app’s unique hexagons-based interface.

HiveUp recommends you live chat channels. Based on your interests, friends & location! Interesting topics, local communities, events & worthy promotions come to you with HiveUp!

Feel like talking? HiveUp!

I have designed & created a website for HiveUp. Check it out at HiveUp.co

Snapshot of the latest website that I have designed & created for HiveUp. Check it out at HiveUp.co

HiveUp is a startup I participate in as a co-founder.

I have designed the whole user interface of the app, logo & website and lots of other stuff.

The project started as Chati. Then we changed the name to a more catchy 'HiveUp'.

The project was first named Chati.

First interface was bubbly.  You launch the app and it recommends you all the fun chat channels, specifically for you.

First interface was bubbly. You launch the app and it recommends you all the fun chat channels, specifically for you.

Here are a few layouts of the initial, Chati version:

  • Welcome
    Welcome
  • Simple side menu
    Simple side menu
  • Your chats.
    Your chats.
    Swipe to access other active chats.
  • Emote like crazy!
    Emote like crazy!
    Exchange any media!
  • Send private messages inside the chat
  • See chat participants
    See chat participants
    and do stuff with them
  • Your private messages
    Your private messages
  • Friend list
    Friend list
  • Log
    Log
  • Someone's profile.
    Someone's profile.
    Green indicates matching interests.
  • Create chat step 1
    Create chat step 1
    enter name
  • Create chat step 2
    Create chat step 2
    add relevant tags
  • Create chat step 2
    Create chat step 2
    edit/remove tags
  • Create chat step 3
    Create chat step 3
    enter or tap the relevant location
  • Create chat step 3
    Create chat step 3
    confirm the location that was found
  • Create chat step 4
    Create chat step 4
    public or invite-only?
  • Create chat step 5
    Create chat step 5
    invite people

Later on the whole interface was redesigned to a hexagon-based grid:

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Not your boring lists and squares, huh? That’s right, we created an interface that both looks original and serves the purpose of the app very well.

The new hexagon-based structure allowed better use of space.

Check out some more highlights of the app. Different icons convey different kinds of chat channels on the dashboard:

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HiveUp also works as IM, neat dashboard displays your most frequent and recent contacts.

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Here are a few more layouts:

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The project’s mastermind is actually Hivy the superbee. He wants to save the world. He needs to save the bees. He hired us to help him. Among other things, I helped him to design things for our crowdfunding campaign:

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And this Guide for dummies that my teammates made me create:

I also created this video:

HiveUp – live conversations from Alexander Tazh on Vimeo.

 

We were featured as an Alpha startup at the Web Summit, so I also designed business cards, banner, our own special fortune-teller thingie and stickers!

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HiveUp for the win!