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Just Eat: iOS & Android Search

At Just Eat, I worked on various projects across Android, iOS and Web.

For a second larger project, I worked on improvements to the search results page on iOS first, with the same improvement being rolled out to Android and Web later.

From research it was found that the main first thought a user has when ordering food for delivery, is the type of cuisine they’d like to order. Sometimes this means the user is set on one cuisine in particular, sometimes it means the user has a few cuisines in mind and would like to explore and compare cuisines.
Originally cuisines were hidden behind one of the icons in the top app bar. To make the process of finding a restaurant easier and faster for the user, I brought the cuisines to the front of the interface, easy to find and quick to interact with at the top of the page within a tall top nav bar. The cuisines displayed horizontally are the top 6 most popular cuisines, giving the user a quick and efficient way to find restaurants they’re interested in. At the end of the horizontal scrolling list there’s a call to action to view more cuisines, opening up a full “Choose cuisines” page.

Another element was the design of the individual restaurant listings. The then-current design had been in use for years without any attention, while more and more data points were added to it overtime through experiments. This made for a hard-to-scan layout that was creating various issues visually and aesthetically it made the page feel outdated.
The new design makes the page look less information packed and easier to scan, brings the design language to the now and the layout is flexible to support many types of data points. This makes it easier to run any necessary experiments, without sacrificing the user experience.

The UI displayed on this page is the result multiple releases on iOS – each iteration improving the user experience significantly and additionally showing a strong positive effect on the estimated annual conversion.
After being released in the UK, this UI is now rolling out to international countries on iOS and Android.

Just Eat on the App Store