African American: Black Owned Businesses by Black Trade Lines
By Iyua Yakobu
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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.
What's New in Version 1.2
-- Bug fixes
-- New categories and data added
Could not add my business
When you enter info for adding a business, the app freezes on the state portion of the address field. I've updated my phone and performed the 3 R's.
Invasive registration / Outdated user interface
My main concern is that the app requires a registration (name, email, phone number, Zip code, etc.) just to browse businesses. It already asks to have access to my current location upon opening the app for the first time (which makes sense). This is all that it should ask to browse local businesses. Registration should only be required upon adding a new businesses. The app has a great potential, as more people are looking to support African American owned businesses, but the registration process does not make business sense, is invasive, and could be a privacy risk and a business liability. Please fix.
On a separate note, the UI is outdated, so not sure if the directory is up to date.
Why would apple allow this lol this is segregation on a minor level. Hopefully white people start doing this too. Thank you (:
- Category: Business
- Updated: Dec 04, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 35.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Iyua Yakobu
- © BlackTradeLines 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.