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FreshFinder: The farmers market app

16 Aug

“(Farmers) markets add value to the community on so many levels. They’re such a great way to support local farmers, a place to go see your neighbors. To slow down a little bit.” — Chris Curtis, Director, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

Welcome to FreshFinder, the mobile application that connects you with information, maps and tips for exploring Seattle’s awesome farmers market community. A unique app with minimal competition, FreshFinder is the go-to source for everything related to farmers markets in Seattle. The trend of farmers markets in King County is growing. Our region values local produce, freshness and supporting farmers in nearby communities. So where do Seattleites go to locate markets, share vendor information and find great produce? Currently, there is nowhere to go on the iPhone for this information. FreshFinder plans on changing that.

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1st Thursday iPhone app

16 Aug

Team: Erika, Kwame and Yun

The First Thursday iPhone app would help curious art lovers explore Seattle’s famous First Thursday art walk in Pioneer Square and learn more about local artists and their collections.  When First Thursday started in 1981, art dealers used to paint footprints on the sidewalk of to help guide people from gallery to gallery.  Since then, the art walk has since grown to cover over 54 blocks, leaving it hard to know where to start.  The First Thursday iPhone app would be the perfect pocket companion to the art walk, allowing you to easily view nearby galleries relative to where you are on a map.  It would also provide a quick way to view and search for participating studios and galleries, find out what their hours are, and learn about the artists and their art.

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FreshFinder App

8 Aug

iPhone App: Fresh Finder

Team: Derek, Nicole & Sam

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Say you want rhubarb, fresh rhubarb. Not everyone sells rhubarb and some growers sell better rhubarb than others. Currently, there is nowhere to go on the iPhone for this information if you live in Seattle. FreshFinder plans on changing that.  This mobile application will be the go-to source for everything related to farmers markets in the Northwest.  A unique app with minimal competition, FreshFinder will quickly gain popularity as a resource for the growing community of farmers market’s devotees.

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