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Trafa - Geosocial Networking App

Engage with nearby users, discover trending threads, and stay updated effortlessly with real-time notifications.
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UI/UX Design
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Trafa is an innovative geosocial networking app designed to connect you with people nearby. By setting a pin on the map, you can start a thread on any topic.

These threads can be liked, disliked, and shared. Users can follow each other and receive notifications about new threads in their area or from people they follow.

Business Challenges

Trafa navigates challenges in optimizing user engagement, real-time notifications, and server scalability while upholding robust data security and privacy standards for continued expansion.
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Goals & objectives


01/ Enhance local community engagement by providing a platform for discussions and information sharing.

02/ Ensure seamless integration with multiple authentication providers for a smooth user experience.

03/ Implement robust real-time data synchronization and notifications to keep users informed.

04/ Integrate Google Maps to provide location-based services and visual representation of discussion points.


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Planning Stages

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Analyzing what to do

Active communication with Stakeholders

Define Competitors

Business Requirements

Divide the scope of features by priority

Provide detailed charts and


Starting with UI/UX design

Analyze UX of competitors

Creating User Flow

Creating Low / High-fidelity wireframes

Moodboard, Define the style of UI, Branding

UI screen design

Design System development


Starting with development

Tech discovery

High-level architecture and system diagram

Setup project

Kick-off  development

Follow Agile / Scrum


Delivering the product to end users

App Store / Play Market account creation

GDPR, Privacy Policy, Term of Use

All necessary data for the Stores

Releasing on the App Store / Play Market

Support & growth

Product improvingOngoing bugs fixing

Ongoing bugs fixing

Adding new features

Plan of future releases


The app features authorization via multiple platforms, Google Maps integration, thread creation/editing, subscription options, 1-on-1 chat, list viewing, and sharing functionalities for seamless user interaction.


Authorization allows users to sign up and log in via Email, Google or Apple using Firebase Authentication. This ensures secure access to the app's features, with the backend (NestJS) managing authentication tokens and user sessions.

Map-based Threads

Users can create, view, comment, like, and dislike Thread-Points on a map. This feature uses the react-native-maps library on the frontend and MapBox API via NestJS on the backend for geocoding and map-related services.

Post & Edit Threads

To create a Thread, the user should choose an emoji, and it will display on the Pin. Optionally, the user can add a photo and make a Thread Public & Private.

Threads list

Based on the algorithm, the Thread list provides the user with the nearest and most relevant threads.

Threads serve as the main discussion units where users can post, comment, vote and like. Implemented using React Native for the frontend and for real-time updates, the backend manages thread data and interactions via NestJS and Prisma.



The subscription plan feature allows users to subscribe to premium content or additional features within the app.

1-on-1 Chat

1-on-1 chat enables direct messaging between users, utilizing for real-time communication. React Native handles the chat interface, while NestJS manages chat sessions and integrates with for message handling.

User Profile

One of the core profile features is Karma — it provides a user level based on his Threads and Comments activity. The user profile allows users to follow or unfollow others, reply to posts, and view user activity on a map with markers showing their posts and interactions.

Lists and Sharing

The user can create a list of Threads to share with friends. Also, e.g. - best ski spots; Lists can be private or public. The access is provided by the deep links.
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White Digital
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Dima Uzilevsky
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The talented development team at White Digital significantly shaped the Trafa app. They optimized performance, considered scalability, and incorporated direct user feedback. Notably, users can report infrastructure issues. The app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Thank you for your hard work, team! 🚀

Dima Uzilevsky

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