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DemCon

New Media

Hand-curated content for the critical thinker and curious mind

DemCon’s founder Paul Zawierka reached out to ChopDawg to express an interest in having our company help build out his vision. After a year of dialog, careful planning, and back-and-forth communication, a plan was hatched and then executed to help bring Paul’s app to life, with a proposed launch by the beginning of 2022.

More than just a news portal, DemCon is a digital information ecosystem

The mobile app contains facts, definitions, quotes, history points (and more) alongside traditional news stories and videos from verified sources. Operating on an “Evergreen” content model, the app imparts media that is always relevant, informative and impactful. Users can choose left-ish, right-ish or both sides for their main feed’s news and videos. The platform also features a marketplace of mindfully sourced, carefully curated products, and content that is organized by thematic categories such as Economy, Education, Crime, Parenting, Military, Physical Health, and Space.

DemCon is free of algorithms, likes, and comments

It is an intentionally designed mobile application focused solely on quality digital content, redistributing key information into easy-to-navigate sections without the use of search optimization. Although there is no commentary within the app, users are still able to share content they find interesting.

UnderstandMe® and UnderstandUs®

Users can “Understand” media sources, politicians, and political parties that they find relevant, similar to the function of a “Follow”. This ensures that specific content will always show up in their main feed.

Building an administrator backend to support this vision of up-to-date content was crucial

The DemCon team has an easy-to-use, intuitive, and organized administrator backend that allows them to efficiently manage and curate the content behind their apps for all iPhone and Android users, all in real-time. We treated the backend website application with the same precision and integrity as the consumer-facing app itself. ChopDawg designed and programmed an admin backend that hundreds can ultimately use to operate DemCon for the consumers using the app, without any pain points or friction.

"I'm ecstatic and thrilled with how the overall design has come to life. ChopDawg fully understood the brief and scale of the project, frequently suggesting new ideas and solutions that had been missed. The team and I are blown away by the quality of their work and dedication. Whenever I approached them with an issue, they always had a simple and effective solution. If I questioned their ideas or processes, they would always reply with detailed feedback and logic to explain their perspective. I’ve worked with many tech people over the years, and I expected to
have more issues with a remote. Instead, the opposite is true of ChopDawg. This is an incredibly complex platform and the virtual communication between our team and theirs has been exemplary. I’m more than thrilled with the work that ChopDawg.com has delivered so far. Whenever I go to them with an issue, they always come up with a simple and effective solution. If I question their ideas or processes, they’ll sometimes come back and agree with my pushback. I’ve worked with many tech people over the years, and I expected to have more issues with a remote. Instead, the opposite is true of ChopDawg.com. I was blindsided by how easy it is to work with their team."

Paul Richard Zawierka - Chief Executive Officer

Some of the technology that we supported when we created the DemCon app

DemCon was built as an iPhone and Android application using React Native and with REST APIs, supporting iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, iOS 15 and Android 9, 10, 11 and 12. For the web app, administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel, built on React.

Are you impressed with DemCon? Hire us to help you with your app too!

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Do you have a question about how we built DemCon? Give us a call at (800) 490-1476 or drop us an email at Hello@ChopDawg.com. We’d be happy to help!