Point Guide: About the App

Earlier this year, I begun developing a Glideapp named Point Guide, as a way to challenge myself and develop my skillset with Glide. I'm pleased to announce that Point Guide is now live - so let's dive in and check out how it works.


If you missed the original blog post about my journey with Glideapps, check it out here.

What is Point Guide?

Point Guide is a community-powered index designed to connect the local community by providing locals with a source of information from local places to eat out, businesses and even a source of recreation through the Point Challenge.



Why build Point Guide?

I'm a member of many local community Facebook groups. Over a period of time, I noticed there were a lot of posts by members asking for recommendations of places to eat, dentists, places to explore and more.


So, as non-essential businesses began to shut down and social distancing was implemented to fight against COVID-19 in March 2020, I saw the opportunity to use my newly found free time and expertise using Glideapps - to support the local community with a one-stop-shop place of information.


How did I launch it?

To compliment the launch of Point Guide, I developed a bespoke micro-site using Landen.io which serves to facilitate the on-boarding experience of the app. The micro-site also hosts important information such as the privacy policy, terms and conditions and more.



Furthermore, I developed a short (1 min) trailer which could be used across social media platforms to promote, engage and spark a sense of curiosity about the app. Check it out above, or by clicking here.


How it works


01 Userflow


02 Login and Onboarding

Users can register in Point Guide using their email, or using Google. Once the email (user identifier) is obtained, users can then complete their profile.


Users can register in Point Guide using their email, or using Google. Once the email (user identifier) is obtained, users can then complete their profile.





03 Explore

Once a user has logged into Point Guide, they will arrive at the Home Page.


  • Profile: Users can view and update their profile at anytime once logged.

  • Stories: The stories are designed so that users can share their experiences in a live format.

  • Your Faves: Based on their saved items.

  • Explore the neighbourhood: Go and explore - find a new fave like a new cafe, restaurant or even a new local business to support.

  • Point Challenge: Explore further - complete challenges to explore new areas of the neighbourhood.

  • Submit a recommendation: Can't find your fave? Submit a recommendation and let other locals find it.

04 Profile

All user information is saved here. A repository for their personal information, such as their faves and completed Point Challenges. Users can update their provides at anytime.


05 Point Challenge

Explore the neighbourhood further with Point Challenge. A selection of gamified curated challenges. Complete the challenges, earn points and find new locations in the neighbourhood.


06 Chat

One of the main features of Point Guide is the focus to connect locals to the community. Locals can use chat to communicate with each other, make new friends and more.


07 Events

Promoting local events was an important factor in the build of Point Guide. With a number of cultural events, adding a rolling-calendar to promote these was essential. Locals can also submit their own event to the calendar.


08 Admin Access

An admin-only section of the app - allowing Admin's to approve new recommendations, completed challenges, remove chat posts and more.


Go on... get the app

If you've liked what you've seen, check out the app today via pointguide.landen.co/ or via pointguide.glideapp.io


Want to learn more about the app?

If you're keen to learn about how I made this app, feel free to drop me line and I'll make a tutorial video about it.

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Troy Ashman

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