Education & Testing App Development - Pocket Prep | Savvy Apps

Platform Reboot

Key Services

Branding, User Experience Design, Interface Design, iOS Development, Android Development, Backend Development, Web Development


iOS , Android , Web

Pocket Prep felt like they had hit a plateau. Various freelancers and agencies worked with them across their portfolio of mobile learning apps with limited success. They then turned to Savvy Apps for help with several recurring customer pain points.

Savvy began work with Pocket Prep by facilitating a number of brainstorming sessions, analyzing the existing code and data, and better understanding their customer base. The resulting insights helped guide the initial work, which was to create an entirely new onboarding flow, dashboard, and navigation structure for iOS.

More Usable at a Glance

We reimagined Pocket Prep's existing user experience and visual interface design, focusing on making the core screens more readable at a glance and navigation more intuitive.

We’ve worked with a number of designers and developers but nothing compares to Savvy. They share our level of detail and treat the product as if it were their own.

Peter Murphy Co-Founder & CEO

A Dashboard Optimized for Test Takers

Pocket Prep's previous app buried one of the most compelling use cases for the app — its personalized user history and statistics. Based on user research, we created a detailed, data-driven dashboard and brought it to the forefront of the app experience. We simplified the delivery of the essential user-specific statistics with bright-colored graphs and numbers, emphasizing the user's improvement over time and breathing life into the design.

Delight Through Animation

To help immediately convey what Pocket Prep is about to those unfamiliar with them, we designed an interactive onboarding experience. Instead of showing screenshots and interface elements of the app, we created custom illustrations to simply introduce the value propositions of Pocket Prep.

Extending to the Web

As Savvy helped Pocket Prep grow its native user base, it became clear that their customers also wanted a place to have extended study sessions as well as take longer tests. Our design team collaborated with Pocket Prep to create an experience that felt at home on the web while maintaining the original spirit of its native mobile apps. Ahead of launch, we did extensive user testing followed by a soft launch to slowly scale up the web app.