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!