Film and Television Industry Mobile App Case Study

Mobile App Development | Data Analytics | Digital Transformation

Gorilla is an exclusive social networking application for filmmakers, job seekers, businesses, and other film industry professionals. Members can quickly reach out to each other, connect with experts, and find opportunities related to their interests. The platform’s goal is to help users interact regularly and enhance their social connections by uploading portfolios and sharing their professional activities.

The Client

The client, a seasoned serial entrepreneur with a track record of producing independent films for several decades, has witnessed steady growth for their company through the successful launch of popular movies and TV series. The primary objective behind developing the app was to establish a unified communication platform, fostering seamless collaboration and reducing production timelines.


Strategy and Roadmap, UI/UX, Mobile and Web Application Development, Social Application Integration, Google Ad Mob, Google Adsense

Tools & Technologies

Swift, ROR, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Firebase, Xcode

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The Requirement


The client wanted to build a platform where filmmakers, job seekers, and other professionals related to the film industry can connect with relevant people.

Application – The purpose was to build a network where film actors and producers can connect easily. So, the idea was to create a unique app combining the concept of the traditional gorilla app.

Experienced Developers – The client was looking for highly experienced mobile app developers to develop their dream product and also to avail long-term relationship assistance.

Besides, they wanted us to include the followings in the development process:

  • Push Notifications
  • Social Media Integration
  • Stripe Payment Integration
  • Search Options
  • Security
  • Intuitive and Easy Navigation

The Solution

Steps Taken

We started working on the project in June 2019. The first thought was to solidify Information Architecture. So we took the following steps:

  • Conducted a Product Discovery workshop
  • Performed strategic analysis and UX Design 
  • Handed off UI Designs to our skilled developers.

Here is the list of guidelines we wanted to implement for the project:

  • The application should allow the users to find friends and peers to add to your network. 
  • Users should be able to check updates of their friend’s activity and can reach out on the app to keep in touch.
  • Users should be able to upload film, tv, web, commercial or print projects to find the right cast and crew for you.
  • There must an option to upload past projects that are listed on IMDB.

The Results

Our Blue Whale Apps team understood all the requirements of the clients carefully and came up with a sophisticated and yet simplistic UI. The application was user-friendly and facilitated easy networking among the various actors and users of the application.

  • Gorilla succeeded in its vision to create a unique app.
  • The app provides a multilingual space to help people from a variety of cultures to participate in the film industry.
  • Scalable and seamless app performance.
  • A simple mobile app was able to positively change the film industry.
  • The Gorilla app is an excellent example of Agile methodology used for development.

The Testimonial

Blue Whale Apps went above and beyond to help us create a convenient and high-quality mobile app for all who love the film community. We were truly amazed at the thoroughness and attention to detail the Blue Whale Apps team brought to our project. You won’t find a better team with this level of development expertise.

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