Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Poverty is an economic problem that has dynamic and social effects on society. For the African American community, this is an everyday ongoing reality.
The African American community continues to have one out of five households living in poverty. With the current economic problem facing the US economy; the African American community is now looking for new ways to support black owned businesses in order to create economic development within the community.
The BlackTradeLines app has been created as an effort to help African American shoppers locate and support black owned businesses during this holiday season. This is a result of an ongoing movement to get the African American dollar to circulate within the community to create jobs and alleviate poverty.
"The app is designed to be functionally intelligent and to serve its purpose which is to find and alert you of black businesses any where you go automatically," says Iyua Yakobu, the company's Sr. Software Engineer.
One of the key features of this app is its ability to search for African American owned business in stealth mode. This means that even when the app is not in use, it uses the phone's low pulse GPS locator to alert the user when they are 100 meters in walking mode from a black owned business or 1000 meters in driving mode. The alert message tells the user its proximity in meters or miles between a business or multiple businesses and their current location. The businesses in the alerted list can be selected to activate the voice assist navigator for directions. The good news is that this feature has little effect on the phone's battery life and can be turn on or off in the app's settings control panel.
Black business owners, professional and anyone with value can list their products or services via the company's website or mobile applications under the categories business, deals, events, activities, and videos. Listing a business is as simple as downloading the app, adding the name of the business, the product or service, taking a picture of the business or product and that's it.
BlackTradeLines core mission is to bring about a rebirth, a new approach to African American business and technology to communicate the future. The fundamental essence of this approach has been to focus on the core elements of our social consciousness, being entertainment, culture, community and economics.
The services both on the website and mobile applications are tailored to bring about the celebration between business owners and their customer base all under one platform. This unity ignites and awakens the vehicle, the economic vehicle of exchange, the machine that creates wealth; the creator of jobs, capital, freedom, social and economic development within the community.
BlackTradeLines is a company that uses digital technology to empower African American businesses.
The company is looking for entrepreneurs, achievers, trend-setters, shepherds, role models, leaders and visionaries, to join the movement and help bring the community back from economic extinction.
For more information about the company, visit: http://www.blacktradelines.com.