A free application to promote local businesses that are making real efforts to host tourists and newcomers in the city.


The project

The plan is to introduce this app in France before offering it in other countries. 

France is world's first tourist destination. Have you always been well received, helped and advised when you were shopping in the country?   


This free mobile application is profitable to two main parties: 

1. Local merchants  who offer their best products/services (quality of care, advice, products, ...)

2. Passing tourists or newcomers benefit from this app and can review their visited places. 




The system of  rating is based on 4 criteria: Hosting - Advising - Choice  - Location.

The maximum score for each item is 5. If the total score is below 10, the opinion is not broadcasted (this prevents the  bad ratings between merchants themselves).    

The voter may also leave a short comment (max. 40 characters), just an appreciation and not a positive or negative boom like you see sometimes on other websites. Voters are identified by their e-mail addresses.


Each email address can vote only once for one merchant but can vote for as many different shops as possible. The vote will take place with very little input: store name, address, one or more categories and ratings of each criterion.




The voter may also attach a photo to vote; for example, a picture of the shop.    When consulting, the rating given on businesses are submitted by class of trade (excluding hotels, restaurants, bars that are already listed in many guide books) in an overall score of highest to lowest.  




All votes are checked on comment moderation and verification of the actual existence of trade city, before being posted.   Once the applications have a significant number of users, it will be possible to include one or two advertisements .

These recipes will then evolve applications and pay hosting fees , domain name , administration, ... but in the meantime , advertising space will be reserved for major contributors who have allowed the existence of the application.   Tourism is still a thriving business in our country , so if like me you think we can still improve things , help to launch this application next spring .  

I count on you to make myshopadvisor essential to the supporters of local business and an indispensable tool for travelers!  




Why fund it?


Like there are already many similar applications for wordwide tourist I decided to make this app more innovative by making it accessible offline. The data (maps, ratings, reviews, photos...) will be stored temporarily  in the app and sent to the server once a connection will be made with the internet.  De decision to do this is because the costs of data roaming could be too high or foreign tourists visiting a certain country (in this case, France).  The app itself will be downloaded by the use of wifi at a local tourism office or somewhere else. 


In order to develop this app supported by iOS (Apple ) and Androïd smartphones and tablets the budget is € 15.000.   

€ 8000 for the development of applications

€1.500 for web design and graphic development

€ 1.000 for the site administration votes

€ 3.000 for the promotion of the application in the media and on tourism and commercial sites.

€ 1.500 financing costs of the project and goodies for participants funders  


Overall funding is structured as follows :

€ 5.000 led by myself as owner and administrator of the application

€ 10.000 led by this funding.  


If the funding exceeds € 10.000 , the extra funds can be used in the further promotion of the application in the media like buying buying advertising space in guidebooks.

An even greater funding could allow the application to be available in several languages  which ​​would facilitate its  to find local shops easily. 


As you can see, no shortage of ideas to and develop the concept even more .  


For the application to be operational for the next tourist season , it is necessary that the development will start in March 2014. If the collection rises not enough funds, the application might not see the day, it would be a shame anyway ...  


I hope to have convinced you, and if you decide to help me, I thank you in advance.  





My name is Eric, I'm 50 and I'm responsible for the IT in a wholesaler. I am using the internet for over 15 years now and am very interested in everything related to commerces and in particular the local shops. I also love traveling and the warm welcome received in those countries gave me the idea for this application.

Newest comments

beau projet, kiss kiss
Idée très intéressante, cela fait plusieurs années que je me disais que ce serait bien d'avoir un guide sur les bonnes choses à acheter dans chaque ville ou village... Bon vent à cette initiative !
Bon vent à myshopadvisor.Un max de succès et notoriété. TB