Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
"Say you're in Beijing exploring the Chaoyang District and you're suddenly struck with a desperate desire for good chocolate. What to do? If you've installed the new FIND CHOCOLATE! App on your phone or tablet, you'll quickly see you're only steps from La Place Collection, a shop offering some of the best chocolates in the city." explains Chocomap.com and Ecole Chocolat founder Pam Williams.
No matter where in the world when a chocolate craving strikes, the “food of the gods” is only a click away with the new FIND CHOCOLATE! App for Android, iPhone and iPad. The free download immediately allows mobile users to find chocolate shops within 25 miles of their location. Users can also rate and review their chocolate shop experience, take photos of favorite bonbons and upload the images to the shop's listing.
The FIND CHOCOLATE! App connects mobile users with Chocomap.com's chocolate-shop directory database of more than 2,200 shops all over the world. The App was created by Ecole Chocolat, a professional chocolatier school that draws students from all over the world. If there's a shop worth noting that's not yet in Chocomap.com’s database users can add it on the spot in the FIND CHOCOLATE! App.
According to recent surveys done by L.E.K. Consulting Mobile Commerce, some two-thirds of smart phone or tablet owners have used their devices to make purchases and more than 80 per cent have used them to assist in purchasing decisions through product research at least once during the past year.
And according to Nielsen Smartphone Analytic, nearly 92 million consumers are now using mobile Internet connections, with the average Android consumer in the U.S spending 56 minutes a day using the web and Apps on their phone.
“Such statistics convinced us we should start looking seriously at mobile space to deliver our directory of chocolate shops when people are on the road," says Williams.
“We have a database containing more than 2,200 chocolate shops world-wide, and the soft launch of our FIND CHOCOLATE! App has already attracted close to 6,000 chocolate aficionados,” according to Williams.
Founded in 2003, Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts offers a portfolio of programs for chocolate making — mastering techniques while gaining the expertise and business knowledge needed to become a professional chocolatier or chocolate maker. Ecole Chocolat’s founder Pam Williams is the recipient of the Award of Excellence in Service to the Industry from the Fine Chocolate Industry Association. See our website: http://www.ecolechocolat.com.