Author: Nobu Nakaguchi

A Timeless Tradition Reimagined: Zola Launches First-Of-Its Kind Apple Watch App

For the always-on-the-go couple, planning a wedding can be stressful. Here at Zola, we strive to give newly engaged duos an alternative to old fashioned wedding registries by providing an experience that can keep up with their modern lives and fit into their daily routines. We started Zola with a desire to simplify the wedding planning process and believe that designing solutions that address existing pain points with technology is a key component to achieving this goal. This is why we were excited to build an extension of the Zola app for the Apple Watch. Charles Scalesse (our Principal Mobile Engineer) and I designed the Zola Apple Watch App around our couples. And while we’ve come a long way from my Casio calculator watch in 5th grade, we wanted to share some unique insight we gained through the design process in order to explain how and why we built this app the way that we did. Limitations Are Our Friend How is this device different from a smartphone or tablet and how does that affect how couples will use it?  …