The Chat Interface Screen:
We need an interface for experts and customers to chat with each other. This should be a very robust chat interface with full features similar to Facebook chat or google chat or instagram direct messages.
There needs to be an additional "clock" on the screen that keeps track of the chat's duration. This is how chatters will pay and be paid (depending on the duration of the chat).
We also need a rating feature.
Expert Directory Screen:
Customers need a way to locate the expert of their choice. This should look like a LinkedIn type of search where you are looking for a type of person. After searching there is a list of results which shows a profile, a picture, a set of information for each person, Social status earned in app, subjects of knowledge from fair to expert rating on subjects . We need on this screen to show the rating of user as well.
This screen is designed to help the customer select which expert(can be a social expert i.e. a teen with gaming skills), they would like to start chatting with.
There will be a button/link on each profile to "start chatting"
There will be an icon to indicate if the expert is "online" or "offline"
If offline suggest similar experts online now such as featured based on the subject.
Expert Profile Screen:
We need a screen to represent the profile of the expert. This would show their picture, their expertise, their rate per hour, their rating, their bio, a video, their location and other details about the expert.
This screen is a "profile" just like an about.me or Facebook profile which allows the expert to showcase why the customer should hire them for a pay by minute chat session.
Please keep in mind that we want this to be fun/cute and not academic or boring. We are calling people experts and customers to keep it clear, but we don't want this to feel boring. We want it to be fun and visual like instagram and snapchat.
This is more about "relationship advice" and "where to eat in Thailand" and "how to jailbreak an iPhone" than it is about anything difficult or academic like medicine, law, or advanced sciences but these will be available but shouldn't dictate the style or function of the app. This is social expertise, and academic.