SOCIAL MEDIA APP FOR E-RESIDENTS, DIGITAL NOMADS

How we connected people from all over the world together

by Martin Gregersen

6 minute read

Details

Human Elements

Involvement

Background

The Estonian e-Residents International Chamber Association (EERICA) is a non-profit organisation that unites e-Resident entrepreneurs across the world to independently represent their interests and help them do more business with Estonia and each other. The organisation needed an app that connected digital nomads to interact in one place.

Challenge

Users needed to be able to find each other using geolocation, chat and schedule meetups easily. EERICA brough Paradigm Shift in to create an online platform that facilitated conversation between Estonian residents and the e-Resident community. 

Solution
  • Custom developed mobile application
  • App installation and registration using Estonian Smart ID number.
  • Text, voice, and video communication
  • User matching and rating
  • Launched on Apple App Store

The final app allowed users to anonymously converse with each other but authenticated with their Estonian ID, ensuring full transparency and decisive resolution of issues. Once opened, users decide if the are ready to chat, then matched with an e-Resident of Estonia also available. After calls are finished, users can rate their match and decide if they want to speak with that person again. 

RUNO Social Media App

“That was fun. 16 minutes lol. Never talked so much at 8am. I made a new friend. We already have plans for Latitude59. We connected on unusual things as he’s into food, and I hate cooking!”

MICHELLE

e-Resident from Lebanon, living in Canada