myStrength is a digital behavioral health platform the provides inspiration and support for managing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, stress, substance use, insomnia, and more. In an effort to increase resources for people in need, and help them “in in the moment”, myStrength created a native mobile app for iOS and Android.
Our goal for the initial launch of our new mobile app was to have feature parity with the robust myStrength web application. This not only included access to a rich set of tools and content but also security, privacy, and accessibility features as well.
We began this project by establishing requirements for our initial release and determining what was critical for launch and which features would ship in subsequent releases. Once requirements were in place design moved forward in tandem with development. On the design effort we designed static prototypes and user flows to test with users, identifying friction and discovering ways to improve the user experience of the app. Development focused on creating APIs and building out fundamental interactions within the native applications.
Throughout the course of our UX work the visual design of the mobile app became more defined. We used a suite of tools including Sketch, Marvel, Haiku, Lottie, and Zeplin to prototype, test, and deliver production-ready assets and animations to the development team.
This process proved to work well. We would design and test each feature in sprints, and the deliverable would then be developed on the engineering side in the next sprint while the product team focused on the next feature. The product, development and QA teams worked in concert from start to finish over the course of several months resulting in a successful initial release in the App Store and Google Play as scheduled.