Locate Your Local Shops |
One of the most asked questions HotBox gets from readers and supporters is "Where is the closest smoke shop?" or where they get a specific product. Many shops do not have the type of marketing opportunites that regular businesses have due to the products in their shops being limited to those customers who meet strict age requirments. This means that local advertising, tv commercials, billboards and many other platforms are tough to come by.
Our main focus for the app: where are the closest shops, what products are they currently carrying and what type of feedback have they recived from past customers.
The outcome is pretty straight forward. Users use a map to locate the closest shop. Once they have found a shop they are interested in, they can then tap to view the shops profile. The shop profile contains everything they might want to know about the particular shop such as hours, contact info, get directions, social media and website.
Our review system works similar to that of Reddit, where users can up vote and down vote reviews based on how helpful or legitimite they find them to be. When searching through their product selection, each brand has a profile that can be accessed so you can even get a better idea of what that company provides. A media gallery is also available so that shops can show off the inside of their shop, new products and video demonstartions.