(In)Touch Network Limited announces the release of Coffee(In)Touch Guides – a series of ultimate mobile guides to the best coffee houses, coffee shops and cafes in the world’s most popular tourist cities with great coffee scenes.
London: Coffee(In)Touch Guide was launched in July 2012. This ultimate guide was created by experts to reveal London’s coffee gems now that the huge ‘third-wave’ of independent outlets has made the city a coffee flagship. Their serious approach to coffee making has created a vibrant, powerful coffee culture that’s pushing back against the tide of chain coffee shops.
Now this Guide has the audience of thousands of subscribers who have left hundreds of five-star reviews in the App Stores worldwide. The UK App Store recently chose the London: Coffee(In)Touch Guide as the most popular ‘Food & Drink’ guide. It is top-ranked in the category and featured in the ‘What’s Hot’ pick.
The New York: Coffee(In)Touch Guide was released on the 7th of December 2012 to reveal the very best independent coffee shops where professional baristas make their incredible brews. New York is the ‘coffee Mecca’ of the nation that invented the coffee break – with a three-century coffee-drinking heritage.
Coffee(In)Touch Guides’ mission is to provide the dynamic, reliable and up-to-the minute lowdown on the ever-changing and growing world coffee scene, both by sharing expertly created content and by engaging customers to share their own reviews and rate coffee shops.
Coffee(In)Touch Guides are targeted at coffee lovers and connoisseurs, be they tourists or locals, who are early adopters of gadgets and technology and want to have up-to-date coffee maps at their fingertips.
All Coffee(In)Touch Guides include only the finest independent coffee venues, serving locally roasted, premium quality speciality coffee. All cafes are personally selected by the Coffee(In)Touch expert panel, who inspect each coffee shop, pick out hidden gems and individual café features, then provide expert roundups. Evaluating by criteria such as coffee quality, dessert quality, food quality and atmosphere – they build up highly descriptive coffee maps of cities with thriving coffee cultures.The same professional team reviews restaurants for the Eat(In)Touch Dining Advisor – the essential mealtime guide for UK diners.
In order to provide the up-to-the minute lowdown on the best coffee venues, Coffee(In)Touch Guides databases are continually refreshed as experts re-review and search for the new. Customers are guaranteed to receive dynamic systems with instant data update notifications within the App, declaring data size and sync options. The Apps are completely offline and do not require internet connection to view maps and content – very beneficial for international travellers.
Coffee(In)Touch Guides’ user-friendly searching and locating functionality allows customers to search coffee shops using an interactive map that clearly shows nearby cafes with indicators whether they are open or closed. Customers are able to view only cafes that are currently open in just one tap, and they can choose to view the list of cafes with essential info and indicators showing which coffee shops open or close soon, so that they can plan their journey. Enhanced search functionality includes search by café name, address, closest tube station, attraction or district.
Lists of cafes can be sorted by time to travel to cafe, top rated, coffee quality and best desserts. For each Guide Coffee(In)Touch experts create their Top25 list of best coffee shops that is updated regularly in response to ratings and reviews.
Coffee(In)Touch has invented a unique, easy and fun functionality that allows customers to choose coffee shops for comparison, put them in a deck of cards that can be shuffled, and spread them out or view them as a list.
Coffee shop profiles are intuitively designed, showing the coffee shop’s name, address, tube station, phone number that can be instantly dialled, opening hours, WiFi availability, map location, expert roundups and ratings and are packed with professional photos, all regularly updated.
Customers can build up their own Favourites lists and share their location by SMS, email or Facebook as well as submit comments and tips, rate coffee shops and post pictures within Coffee(In)Touch Guides. They can do it while sipping their coffee in the very venue they are reviewing. A simple tool allows customers to choose a venue to review from a list of nearby cafes, or search by name.
Coffee(In)Touch customers can share their feedback, latest comments and queries right from the App or on the www.coffeeintouch.com website. The website offers additional services where customers can check the latest news on Coffee(In)Touch Guides, order a hard copy of current Coffee(In)Touch Guides, and opt in for notifications when more Coffee(In)Touch Guides will be available on the AppStore. Coffee shop owners can also submit or update their coffee shop profiles in specific area.
More Coffee(In)Touch Guides are coming soon. In January 2013 Paris: Coffee(In)Touch Guide will be released then followed by Rome: Coffee(In)Touch Guide by the end of February 2013.
In January 2013 (In)Touch Network prepares a powerful update to London and New York Coffee(In)Touch Guides. They will become multilingual. App user interface and content is already created in 10 Asian and European languages.
ABOUT (IN)TOUCH NETWORK:(In)Touch Network Limited is the developer and provider of digital solutions and cloud services focussed on quality dining. (In)Touch Network is a team of top specialists in technology, design, management and marketing – as well as food experts – that creates and develops user-friendly, intuitive and smart lifestyle services for high quality food and drink experiences. Solutions created by (In)Touch Network are based on innovative technologies, personal experience and expertly created content.
The company was registered in May 2011 in England and Wales under company number 07649435. (In)Touch Network is headquartered in London and is financed by private investors.