World Chocolate Guide iPhone App

Posted by in Chocolate News on February 19 2012 | Leave A Comment

It might surprise you to know that blogging about chocolate isn’t my day job. I spend most of my day doing web development, designing sites for clients and writing code. Chocablog and sister site World Chocolate Guide are really just my way of combining my passion for chocolate with my love of web development.

One of the things I’ve wanted to do for a while is to write an iPhone app, and I’m pleased to say that I’ve now accomplished that goal and the World Chocolate Guide iPhone & iPad app is now available in the App Store!

The app is designed to help you find great chocolate shops locally and around the world. You can view the closest shops as a list or on the map, and you can filter the list to show only shops that sell fresh handmade chocolates, hot chocolate, cakes and patries, and those that have café areas.

But you can also access our database of chocolate brands and chocolatiers. Find your favourite brand, read all about it and even find the closest retailers. And remember, if your favourite chocolate shop isn’t listed yet, please take a moment to tell us about it!

We do hope you’ll give the app a try. It’s a very reasonable (we think!) 69p or 99 cents, and there’ll be an Android version available very soon. Maybe even Blackberry and Windows Phone versions if the demand is there. Let us know what you think and what features you’d like to see in the app!

Click here to download the app (iTunes Link) or search the App Store for “Chocolate Guide”.

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Comments On This Post

  1. Alice Slater

    Would you consider adding a Fair Trade feature to the app?

    • Dom (Chocablog Staff)

      Unlikely, for a number of reasons.

      We would have to be able to check every one of the hundreds of shops / brands, to see if they sold Fair Trade products. Then we’d have to decide at what point we marked them as Fair Trade (e.g. if they only sell one Fair Trade bar amongst 100 products).

      More importantly, from an ethical point of view, Fair Trade is not generally the best solution for chocolate. It’s far better for chocolate makers to actually have a direct relationship with the cacao farmers that supply them than it is for chocolate to be treated as a commodity at all.

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