New iPhone App Locates Black Owned Businesses
Are you looking to support black-owned businesses but not sure where to start? There’s an app for that. No, really, there is…
via The Grio
A new app “Around The Way” locates black-owned business all over the country, according to The North Star News.
The New York-based company has teamed up with Washington, D.C.-based mobile-app development firm Clearly Innovative to create this app that aims to “empower and support black-owned businesses.”
“Other ethnic groups have been supporting their own businesses literally for thousands of years,” said Eric Hamilton, chief marketing officer and co-founder of Around The Way. “Around The Way is our attempt at doing what other ethnic and racial groups have been doing for a long time.”
Currently, the app is only available for the Apple iPhone in the Apple app store, but the company plans to expand to Android in early 2013. The app currently can locate over 17,000 black-owned businesses in the 50 states, mostly in New York City and other Metropolitan areas, but black businesses can add their own business on the company’s website.
The app can locate a variety of black-owned businesses that fall into several different categories and is currently being further developed for Android phone functionality in addition to iPhone. For more information, visit the Around The Way website here.