Aleksandra Chojnacka

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

CityCircles is a website and mobile app providing hyper-local news, events, promotions, fix-it projects, and other information for stops along Phoenix’s light rail system. As we progress towards launching our full site (we’re currently in beta), we face the challenge of making sure our site has the “stickiness factor.” We need people to visit — [...] more »

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

In the journey to launch our CityCircles beta site, we encountered many bumps in the road that turned out to be valuable lessons, and important opportunities. Below is some of what we’ve learned. And for those not familiar with our project, here’s a description of what we’re building: CityCircles is a collaborative platform where users [...] more »

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

First, a quick recap of our project: CityCircles is a multi-platform portal (using web and mobile) which delivers stop by stop information for Phoenix’s light rail system. Information includes businesses and services, news, events, and promotions around each stop. We encourage collaboration and will feature a social networking aspect to the site. Our launch party [...] more »

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

Daily Phoenix is a website and mobile app for Phoenix metro residents who use or live around the light rail. We are providing news and information per stop. Information includes business and services, events, promotions, gossip, networking opportunities, etc. all on a stop by stop basis. Where are we today? It has been an incredibly [...] more »

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

Before I dive in, I’d like to give readers a brief overview of what exactly our project, Daily Phoenix, is. This past December, Phoenix debuted a new light rail system which has changed the physical and social landscape of the city. We will use print, web and mobile technology to cater to these new commuters, [...] more »