Promote local businesses.
Arushi G, Andrea H, Arshia B, Danielle Z
Welcome to "A Latte Coffee"! Get it? Like, a lotta coffee? Ah, we just love coffee so much that we decided to create a web application all about it. With this webpage, we hope to place emphasis on smaller, local businesses that struggle to profit with major coffee chains such as Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks in the way. You, the user, also have the opportunity to explore coffee shops in your area and, if you can't go to a coffee shop, create your own coffee with our recipes and YouTube videos. We hope you enjoy!
Did you know that as of 2012, there were between 25-27 million small businesses in the US? This accounted for 60%-80% of all US jobs according to Forbes Magazine. Why is this statistic important? With an increasing growth of corporate popularity including coffee hubs such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, local businesses are often overlooked as to how important they truly are for the economy.
With “A Latte Coffee”, we hope to solve this problem by encouraging consumers to purchase coffee from local businesses rather than corporate chains by promoting the hipster aesthetic for a wide range of age groups.
A technical problem that we encountered was learning how to use the Google Maps API. This software was used to create our "Explore" page so users can find local and corporate coffee shops in any area they wish using a search bar. We overcame this problem by studying documentation and code samples using Google Developer Tools.