“Teach a person to add a photo to Yelp…promote one restaurant for one day. Teach a person to add a photo to Main&Me…prepare your city for the mobile future”
— Mainard the dog (mascot of Main&Me)
Are you the executive director of a Main Streets program, or Shop Local program, or AMIBA program, whose job it is to promote the independent businesses in your town? Trying to decide on the next step? Well, you could pay $15,000 for another soon-to-be-outdated website full of text links and no photos. And then you could pay another $25,000 on top of that to hire a local software developer to create a one-of-a-kind “downtown” app full of text links. Or…and as we like to say, this is a BIG, HUGE, LIFE-CHANGING OR…you could just start your city on Main&Me today, right now, no meetings, no red tape, just a handful of excited volunteers (to mention just one way) creating a free downtown shopping and event app for your town with their own cameras and feet, one store at a time, as easily as posting photos to a Facebook page (talk about your perfect scout troop project?).
Main&Me represents the next generation (as in, there are currently just ONE of us) of Pinterest- and Instagram-inspired downtown tourism and shopping apps (see screenshots of the app posted to Facebook on Wednesday, June 24th), so tourists and citizens alike can “keep your town in their pocket” and never be more than a tap away from browsing your city’s events, businesses, products and sales…every day. (Apologies in advance to The National Enquirer, The Starr, and all the other distractions at the supermarket check out line).
Main&Me combines the power of Instagram and Pinterest (because that’s what all the kids are using…and the best way to bring millennials back to Main Street) to turn your downtown shopping district into a local shopping destination, placing all the products, sales and events to be found in your city at the fingertips of every iPhone user in the world.
Ready to try it? Download the free app here.
The Main&Me downtown app is 100% dedicated to the local products, sales and events featured in your town (translation: no malls, big box or national chain stores invited, and no baby pictures from second cousins–although truth be told, those were kinda good).