Project case study

PlugBounty

About the project

PlugBounty

An open-source component bug hunting platform.

Client

PlugBounty

Bug hunting platform www.plugbounty.com

The open-source component bug hunting platform.

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PlugBounty is a platform designed for developers who specialize in making plug-ins for different CMS’s, but it’s also for those who test these plug-ins, trying to find certain errors or failures.

This is an innovative platform which allows for a higher level of collaboration, creation, testing and business between developers and researchers (hackers).

The open-source component bug hunting platform

The platform provides a great number of advantages, such as integrated communication between developers and researchers, monthly rewards, system for reporting errors, leader board and much more.

Project requirements and

Client's needs

Mobile – responsive app that provides a fresh approach to troubleshooting.

Clients needed a simple and fast app which would meet their needs in terms of accessing the innovative open-source component bug bounty platform.

  • Create your account

  • Find and report a bug

  • Level up the leaderboard

  • Win monthly prizes

In addition to this unique project, currently the only one of its kind, clients (pretpostavljam da su oni “they”) needed a team of people who understand the business process and all the stages of building a start-up, but also people who are able to deliver a distinctive interface with clear and attractive design which would be functional and easy to use at the same time.

Along with the web app, great emphasis was on the mobile app that had to meetall the standards, including UI and UX.

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Automatized system

Communication system

Real time application

Three-level approach

Additional documentation

User dashboard

Reports history

Responsive application

It was necessary to simplify the entire process, facilitate and speed up the use for end-users and the company.

LKnet was selected by PlugBounty as a perfect fit not only offering technological expertise, but also familiarity with internal business processes, experience in startup development and transparency of the process.

Project requirements
Initiate project, learn and research more about it
Plan project and set clear goals
Set business goals and brand personality
Create corporate style and brand direction
Design corporate logo & style guide
Define and design landing page
Define and design dashboard management system
Define and design dashboard
Code both web and mobile applications
Maintain applications

Solving industry's current problems and

Main challenges

Real time system for communication, profit, but first and foremost - discovering bugs

The biggest challenge was to identify the most important things that should be in the foreground to end-users.
Turning large amount of information into easy-to-use interface was a challenging venture.

After a very thorough UX process, sketching and application flow designing, everything was transferred into wireframes that partially depicted the future app.

Take a look at the application key features:

  • Automatic Component Listing

    Thousands of Components

    There are thousands of open-source components such as WordPress plugins and PHP extensions that can be audited. Quickly find the most popular components with the widest attack surface that are automatically listed by Plugbounty.

    Components are automatically listed

    All information in one place

    Wide range of components

  • Researchers Leaderboard

    Community of hackers

    Receive research score for every bug you find. Researchers will be ranked based on the research score on monthly and weekly leaderboard.

    Gain exposure as security researcher

    Create your portfolio of research

    Give back to the security community

  • Earn from the findings

    Monthly Prizes

    Wether or not a vendor reacts on your findings, Plugbounty team will review the report and you will get the research score. Every month, a fixed budget will be paid out to top researchers on the leaderboard.

    Top 5 researchers will receive prizes every month

    Vendors can pay suggested tip based on the report

After registration on the website, PlugBounty allows its users huge amount of possibilities. Depending on how they choose to register, users will gain access based on their choice. Within the app, a system for interaction between developers and researchers (hackers) is integrated. There is also a system for submitting bugs found in a particular plug-in, as well as a system for awarding the most successful researcher.

Creating the first

PlugBounty Visual Identity

A visual identity that will establish expertise and emphasize cutting edge high-end technology.

Welcome to PlugBounty

The open-source component
bug hunting platform

www.plugbounty.com

Before designing the app, it was necessary to update PlugBounty’s visual identity. The idea was to keep the original concept for logotype, and then to modernize and adapt it to accompany the style guide of the future app. The final look of this upgraded visual identity gives a modern and fresh impression that perfectly describes this innovative start-up.

Logotype:

Main logotype:

Logo icon & variations:

Logo icon & variations:

Colors:

Gradients:

Blue ribbon

#0F61FF

Blue ribbon darker

#073FE6

Mirage

#1B242B

Mirage darker

#192229

Oxford Blue

#2E3E49

Ebony Clay

#212D36

Turquoise

#43EBC3

Turquoise darker

#35D8B1

Single colors:

Blue ribbon

#0F61FF

Violet Red

#F94A78

Turquoise

#43EBC3

Peri Gray

#CBDEED

Bunker

#12181D

Ebony Clay

#26313A

Spruce

#2E3B45

Shuttle Gray

#54616B

Humming

#DBEBF9

White

#FFFFFF

Designing the PlugBounty

Landing Page, Dashboard & Application

Creating a website that solves complex problems with simple solutions.

PlugBounty Landing Page
PlugBounty Application

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