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!
Chocolate shops can vary quite a bit – and you would be surprised at how much great chocolate stores are found in centers that are not known for their chocolate – and even more so – you’d be surprised at how good the chocolate is at some mainstream stores.
With the iPhone app that I will create – it will be very easy to see and I very much recommend checking it out.
When it is finished – if you like to input your name into our email list – I can send you out the link to download the app – so you can be one of the first people to get it when it is released.