ROVE - Photography Exploration App for iOS

Four Merrimack students developed a photo location sharing app for iOS devices.

About the Project


As part of their directed study, a small team of computer science and graphic design majors worked together to develop a mobile application for iOS. The students aimed to develop a better photo location sharing program to:

  • share and tag where a picture was taken
  • provide characteristics of the site such as cityscape, architecture and graffiti

The team created ROVE, a photo location sharing app for iOS devices for amateur and professional photographers. Unlike more complex photo destination sharing platforms, ROVE creates a simple user experience accessible on iPhone and Android devices. ROVE users mark and search for locations on a map and add keywords to refine their search. When users upload photos, they can add keywords and share with others. Key features of the app include simplified buttons, locations types, Apple map integration and access to the camera roll. 


Kevin Benkart ’20, Graphic Design 
Ares Canetti ’20, Computer Science 
Nicholas Paolino ’20, Graphic Design
Emma Theberge ’20,  Computer Science


Christopher Stuetzle, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science
Dan Vlahos, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Assignment Type

Group independent study project

Languages/Code/Programs/Technology Used
  • iOS app development
  • The app was programmed using ReactNative (with Javascript) and the database was Firebase (Google’s database technology)
  • The graphic design was done using Sketch and InVision

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