This FREE and easy-to-use app helps you find the best local shopping, dining, events and services anywhere in the U.S. Named one of the “5 Travel Apps That You Must Own Now” by TravelPulse, the Independent We Stand app is your guide to shop, eat, stay and play like a local.

- Discover unique and nearby locally owned shops and restaurants.
- Search for whatever you’re heart desires – burgers, shoes, tools.
- Read helpful reviews and recommendations.
- Look for local events, concerts and festivals near you.
- Uncover local hot spots and hidden gems while travelling.
- Find and support local businesses that strengthen communities.

And when you support locally owned business, it returns 2 – 3x more money to local communities than big box stores and national chains. The Independent We Stand app will help you make a difference by making it easy to find and support local businesses. And besides, who wants to shop and eat at the same old, same old?

Download the free app and start living the local life!

What's New

Version 3.1.5

The App has been updated to improve search performance

Ratings and Reviews


Navigation could be more user friendly

I love the idea and it's good for searching local businesses. However, when you click on the details of a business and then go back to search results, it takes you back to page one. Very annoying if there are many results in your search. Load time is also a bit slow, which is more noticeable when you have to click through pages again to get back to where you left off.


Great place to start before heading out to shop.

A quality tool for empowering customers to shop at local businesses across a multitude of categories. Keep adding features and polishing it up!

Bruce The Blog

Poorly engineered

After entering my N.Y. suburb's zip, I clicked "Toys" in pull-down menu of categories, and only result was a jewelry store in Virginia. When I entered "board games" in search field (after entering my zip), result showed one store in Connecticut when there is a Toys R Us store in my town. The logical inference is that only businesses who are registered with the "Independent We Stand" organization are searchable. If that is the case, this app's claims of utility are false advertising. If that is not the case, the app is a failure of engineering. The "Shop Local" movement tends to mislead shoppers in the sense that a national chain can be a franchise owned by a local resident. Even with chain stores not locally owned, they create jobs and employ locals, who pump their salaries back into the local economy. When "Shop Local" advocates try to steer shoppers away from larger stores, they lose the argument. "Shop Local" should advocate spending money within your community as often as practical, regardless of who owns the business or where the business owner lives. It's a false equivalency to say you should "Shop Local" only where the business is owned by someone who lives in the same community.


Independent We Stand, LLC
31.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2014 Independent We Stand, LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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