Location-based apps that keep communities engaged

Custom mobile app

Business need

Local communities often suffer from low engagement and a lack of member initiative. The client needed a way to manage members, run events, and encourage communication in local groups.


We built native iOS and Android apps around an interactive map. This allows members of various groups to run local events, ask for help, and communicate anonymously.

Working together since

Juvo works with local communities in Norway. Their clients include various health associations, interest groups, trade unions, and sports clubs.

Emilie Lindqist review

Emilie Lindqvist

Juvo, CEO

It’s always great to work with MindK and I enjoy working with all the people here 

We have been working with MindK for several years. They consistently show a degree of involvement in the project that is admirable. We meet challenges together and overcome them together. We all feel like a team.

The challenge

As local communities grow, it gets harder to unite members and involve them in community life. They struggle with poor communication and a lack of initiative from group participants. Juvo came up with an idea on how to help such communities maintain activity as they acquire new members.

The solution

We developed native iOS and Android apps that facilitate closed group communications. Anonymous chat rooms, local meetups, and help requests help members feel safe and connected to the community.

Taking communication in groups to the next level

All tools for internal group communication in one app.

Community members can organize meet-ups, ask questions, give advice, post news, share useful info, and assist other members in their area.

Keeping user activity private and secure

Juvo does not require any personal information except a member's email address, which is not visible to other users.

A community member can add a profile picture, and choose a username – but still be completely anonymous if they want to.

An interactive map with member activities

Based on a user's location, the app automatically serves them with all the events, posts, or questions appearing nearby.

Users can easily attend a team meeting 200 meters away, join other members for a cup of coffee, or provide assistance in an emergency situation.

Back-office integrations

At the heart of the app is an enterprise-ready API. It allows communities to control member access to Juvo with their favorite member management CRM, ERP, or any other back-office system. This offers another layer of protection for the community members.

Now users can

Log in using their email address, which won't be shown to anyone
Choose a username, set a profile picture, or stay completely anonymous
Chat with other group members
Request help and organize local events
See the location of group events and members on the map (if approved)
Get notifications about meetups and help requests
Adjust the notification area size; pause or turn the notifications off
Control member access with a company's CRM, ERP, or other systems

Services provided

Business Analysis

Project Management

UI/UX design

API development

Native iOS app development

Native Android app development

Quality Assurance


Tech stack

  • Swift Swift
  • Java Java
  • Maps Android API Maps Android API
  • Google API for Android Google API for Android
  • Alamofire Alamofire
  • Firebase Cloud Messaging Firebase Cloud Messaging
  • EventBus EventBus
  • Location service Location service
  • UIKit animations UIKit animations
  • Maps iOS API Maps iOS API

Value delivered

MindK helped the client to prove the location-based tech concept. In just 6 months, we went from a single idea to clickable UI prototypes, an iOS MVP, and two fully-functional native apps. Over 20 Norwegian communities expressed interest in the product after the release.
Months from idea to a complete product
Location-based apps released
Communities expressed interest in the apps


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