We aim to revolutionize the food industry by creating a direct link between consumers and their local producers.
Grow Crowd, is a new iOS app that will do just this - connect farmers and home growers with clients in their own neighbourhood.
Grow Crowd is now available on the Apple Appstore here is the direct link so you can download it and try http://bit.ly/getgrowcrowd - We still need funding to improve the application and also market it worldwide.
The Grow Crowd App works as a local marketplace for organic food (vegetables, herbs, fruits & nuts) where anyone can setup an account and offer their products to their local community. As a regular user you are able to browse farms and products nearby, in order to find fresh food at good prices and of course support your local home growers and farms. Grow Crowd will be available worldwide.
Use Grow Crowd as a free, fun, and simple way to source local produce to eat healthier, tastier and more affordable food. You will also contribute so that your local farmers stay independent and profitable and cut down on the negative effects of mass production.
How it Works
The App is free to download and comes with one permanent slot in which you can advertise a product. Each product slot holds a multitude of details including a photo, what variety it is, how its been grown, it's harvest date, as well as its price. Additional permanent slots will be made available as in-app purchases. All users have the ability not only to advertise their own products, but also to browse products through the marketplace using various filters such as location, harvest date, favourite growers etc.
- A local "Farmers Market" shrunk to fit in the palm of your hand
- Explorer Map lets you find growers in your neighbourhood
- Profile & Product Editor
- Order History for easy repurchases
- User Rating System to ensure quality
- Email, Facebook or Twitter can be used to log in.
- Facebook Integration to share your products or purchases
Help Us Make it Happen
We are raising funds to complete Phases 1 and 2 of the project to be able to launch the Grow Crowd iOS Iphone App successfully as a free download from the Apple Store. The funds will be used to complete the development of our prototype app, as well as guarantee a thorough testing process of the software infrastructure. The remaining of the funds will be used in a marketing campaign aimed at spreading the word about the app and raise the awareness we need to make it a success.
Phase I - Complete Iphone iOS App.
Phase II - Launch Marketing Campaign.
Besides the launch of the initial IOS iPhone App we have planned many other future goals. Remaining funds will be used to complete the following phases.
Phase III - Portuguese, Spanish & French language options.
Phase IV - Release of Android App.
Phase V - Release of dedicated iPad iOS App.
Who We Are
We are food lovers and amateur home organic horticulturists, we love to grow our own food and share it with the ones we love. We want the world to be a better place, and believe that improving food sustainability is one of the cornerstones in this achievement. In our regular day-time jobs we work in advertising, web and software development industries. GrowCrowd came naturally to us as a way to use our skills for something we believe in, and hopefully an easy way for people to contribute on their own and join us on the path towards a healthier, less industrialized future for the food market.
You don't have to pay to help!
Grow Crowd is a young movement and we need your support. We are looking for initial users to put up their products for sale, and join the cause. You will see a much better use of the App if your community achieves a good number of not only growers but also consumers. It's easy to make a difference. Before getting store-bought food, see if a local user is already selling it on Grow Crowd.
Have a question about the Grow Crowd Indiegogo project? Discuss Grow Crowd at Crowdfundingforum.com!
BETA TEST GROW CROWD
Anyone that makes a donation on our Indiegogo campaign and also shares our facebook page on their wall can request to be part of the BETA Testing Team. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details. LIMITED to first 50 supporters that send us the request.