Development Update #1

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Hey Networking Enthusiasts!

I’m here to drop a few screen shots and give you a bit of an update on where we are with the development of NetWorkIt.

So things are coming along nicely from a development perspective. We are working now with our second prototype, this one is a complete implementation of the messaging system we plan on using in the platform.  For a little history our first prototype was a pure HTML mockup and simply had the various screens that we had discussed at the time but no real functionality.  Without going too ‘inside baseball’ a brief overview of our current stack is Angular with Angular Material on the frontend. The server is a NodeJS based express app with MongoDB on the backend and Mongoose as an ORM. We used the AngularJS Full-Stack generator to scaffold out the new prototype and highly recommend anyone who is working with or wants to start working with a MEAN stack to check it out.

Our sign on screens are pretty simple, we’ve broken the signup into three parts, your personal info, your professional info and a description of yourself.





After signing up, you’ll immediately be taken to your matches. The matches screen is based on the Tinder interface, swipe left to see another potential match, swipe right to start connecting with that person.

The current dashboard contains a list of your connections, users that you’ve requested to match with and they have agreed. Clicking, or tapping, on the connection name will open the list of messages between you and your connection as well as an input field to send a new message.


That’s it for now. Just a small update to let you know that things are moving along. If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you, drop us a line at Also, you can signup for our newsletter at you’ll get great networking tips and updates on the apps progress.

Jason Corbett
CTO, Run With It

Author: The NetWorkIt Team

The NetWorkIt Team is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We work to create content and tools to help you succeed in your career.