A Black Owned Business directory. BlackTradeLines is a mobile application that helps users locates the nearest African American owned businesses, deals, events and activities closest to them.
The app uses both a voice enabled search and a built-in GPS locator to find Black-owned entities within a given proximity.
Search for African American Owned Businesses. List your business today!
Find that business, deal, event and activity nearest to you
Our mobile app automatically connects you with the nearest Black owned business service next to you. Just enable the GPS on your phone and our app does the work for you. Are you a Black Business? You can list your business in our directory.
Get directions to a Black Owned Business
We also provide you with an automated voice step-by-step direction navigating to the Black owned businesses near you. With the phone’s mapping technology, we’ll guide you to where you need to be.
Save that favorite Black business, deal, event or activity
With our app you can save your favorite list of services you enjoy. Find a place, business or service you like, JUST SAVE IT for your future visit. It takes seconds to re-discover your saved new favorites.
Sharing Black Businesses on Social Networks
Share each individual Black owned business via Facebook, Twitter or email. Share it with your friends, family and customers. Bring back the wealth into your community.
-- Bug fixes
-- New categories and data added
Ratings and Reviews
Too much personal info
Why do I have to enter my personal info to get the entire benefits of using this as a search app? I can't see hours of operation, business details, view deals or anything without registering. Other apps I've used show coupons and lists as the basic function of the app, and I may be thinking of this app in the wrong way, but I'd like to see those things saved in the app rather than send my info out. Thanks for creating this database, though. I think it's really important.
I like the app idea! I would prefer if the app itself had a better way to give feedback but more importantly, I want to be able to just search all categories, or get a list of businesses in my area as opposed to clicking random categories to only find things a tad bit too far.
Can't wait until until it's better!
I love the idea of this app; huge thank you the creators for taking the time to put it together and can't wait to utilize it but there is a lot of work that needs to be done.
1. The sounds need to not play automatically.
2. There needs to be way to sort by location. I entered my "current location" (DC) but it still brought up results in Pennsylvania, Texas, etc.
3. The category options need to be narrowed down until there are enough businesses to fill them. There are currently no black owned airlines to my knowledge.
4. The layout design is a bit distracting, something simpler might be easier to read and navigate.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.