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Fulfill your cafe and WiFi needs with the ultimate coffee filter

Developer description

We are providing coffee shops, tea bars and pop up co-working spaces a simple and easy way to ... More

Editor's review

Published 15 Aug 2016

I don't know about how it is where you are but coffee is a big deal where I live. Sometimes the aroma that pervades the atmosphere as one drives through certain suburbs on the way to the city is truly intoxicating. But of course, everyone has slightly differing tastes when it comes to coffee and many will drive past many many coffee shops to get to the one that makes it just the way that they like it. Some like their coffee beans to be all plucked from the same region while some prefer a blend of flavors. Some like to have a chat with fellow drinkers while others prefer to drink in solitude. Some just want the nearest place that has WiFi. Well here's a new app for iOS and Android that is the ultimate for the coffee addicts amongst us.

GoGoGuest is pretty much a social network for coffee aficionados. It will tell you fast and accurately where the best coffee is in town and the ones that have great WiFi connectivity. The developers have gathered together - all in one place - the best places to go in many cities around the world so that you can easily search them out whenever you need that coffee hit. It also provides detailed maps showing you the best places and how to get there. This is particularly useful when you are in unfamiliar territory on vacation or just out on the road for work.

You can filter GoGoGuest a number of ways. First up, you can filter for coffee shops that provide WiFi as a service. Alternatively, you can choose whether you want a place that's quiet - so you can do a little work while you're there - or you can find a place that's social. Maybe you want to have a chat about the state of the world with fellow coffee lovers or let off a bit of steam about the latest piece of Trump rhetoric. Finally, if all you want is a coffee and don't care too much about single origin or suchlike, you can filter the app to simply give you the closest place to your location.

You can invite friends to join you in your chosen place whether it be for a work gathering or just a meet up with friends. You can even see what other GoGoGuest users are up to and see the ones that may be around you while you indulge in your love of coffee. You can explore neighborhoods and cities for your preferred coffee blend - or tea flavors, if it comes to that. Right now, there are over 3,000 establishments listed - all with photos and detailed descriptions of their individual specialities - on the app. The app itself is clean, clear and easy to navigate and you can easily see what a coffee shop offers and how far away it is.

When I was in the US when WiFi was well and truly up and running, it was rare to find a coffee shop or restaurant that didn't offer free WiFi to get people through the door. When I was next there a couple of years later the game had changed a little. Sure, they had WiFi, but you had to purchase something to get the code to access it. These days, better and more effective routers enable anyone to offer free WiFi over a large area. It's just a question of finding the right places that have great coffee and great WiFi and this app serves that purpose nicely. For the smart thinking marketer, GoGoGuest provides a nice piece of analysis to find out more about the WiFi capabilities for your café’s business and hopefully increase bums on seats. It's available on the App Store for free on iPhone and iPad right now.

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