Digital loyalty passport programs for guilds, associations, and economic development groups.

Shoppers and tourists are on the move again, and they’re hungry for new experiences. And if you represent a guild, community association, or tourism bureau, now’s the time to let them know what your members have in store for them.
Local Explorers is your solution. Our cost-effective, award-winning mobile apps, branded for your guild or association, not only help app users discover and access your members’ offerings, they incentivize users to visit, shop, and even promote member businesses to their friends. They also give your members an easy and effective way to promote their events and special offers to interested shoppers and visitors.
Whether you represent a historic district, a craft beverage guild, or a state, province, or region seeking to promote its specialty products, Local Explorers can help you bring new visitors and customers in—and keep them coming back!

Shoppers and tourists are on the move again, and they’re hungry for new experiences. And if you represent a guild, community association, or tourism bureau, now’s the time to let them know what your members have in store for them.
Local Explorers is your solution. Our cost-effective, award-winning mobile apps, branded for your guild or association, not only help app users discover and access your members’ offerings, they incentivize users to visit, shop, and even promote member businesses to their friends. They also give your members an easy and effective way to promote their events and special offers to interested shoppers and visitors.
Whether you represent a historic district, a craft beverage guild, or a state, province, or region seeking to promote its specialty products, Local Explorers can help you bring new visitors and customers in—and keep them coming back!

App Features

PASSPORT

Passport programs get visitors through members’ doors by making exploration fun—app users can earn rewards for visiting and shopping.

LOCATION DETAILS

Members can help users find them by posting detailed information including photos, business hours and directions, product descriptions, promotions, and more.

DEALS

Members can drive traffic, sales, and brand awareness by posting upcoming deals, and users will always know when and where the best deals are on offer.

TRAIL MAP

App users can curate and save their own tours of selected locations, and toggle between list view and map view as needed.

EVENTS

It’s easy for members to post event information on the app—and an effective way to engage and attract likely attendees.

ACTIVITY FEED

Users can share branded photos and comments with other app users, giving your members easy word-of-mouth publicity.

REWARDS & BADGES

In-app rewards and badges incentivize users to explore as many member establishments as possible. Offer swag such as t-shirts to high performers to add even more incentive and fun.

IN APP ADVERTISING

In-app rewards and badges incentivize users to explore as many member establishments as possible. Offer swag such as t-shirts to high performers to add even more incentive and fun.

MEMBERSHIPS

Members can easily and securely manage their membership details, including payment information, right from the app.

FESTIVALS

Save paper and help users get the most from festivals by posting times, dates, locations, booth numbers, food offerings, and other time-sensitive information on the app.

CUSTOMER PROFILE

Users get their own pages where they can archive and track favorite locations and trails, badges and rewards, and more.

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

Users get their own pages where they can archive and track favorite locations and trails, badges and rewards, and more.

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Here’s What They Say:

We have been very pleased with our working relationship with Daruma Tech as well as with the quality of our Texas Brewery Explorer app. Originally intended as a promotional tool to increase business at brewery member taprooms, we found that launching the app during a pandemic has helped keep fans connected to local craft breweries during a difficult time. The team at Daruma Tech has been great to work with and very flexible. They have pivoted with us as we watched the world change, and we couldn’t be happier to have them as a partner on this critical member benefit.”

Charles Vallhonrat, Executive Director, Texas Brewery Passport

“Please accept my highest recommendation of Daruma Tech for their abilities to develop functionalities that will drive craft beer drinkers to drink local, visit local and grow the craft beer community. As Executive Director of the Washington State Beer Commission for the past 11 years I have worked with many companies in an effort to grow awareness, engage with consumers directly, and share our craft beer story. No company has had a more positive impact on those marketing efforts than Daruma Tech.”

Eric Radovich, Executive Director, Washington State Beer

Daruma Tech’s expertise and strong reputation creating apps made them a natural choice to build our Grow and Fortify app as Daruma Tech came highly recommended to build a truly impactful experience for the consumer and the included businesses. Daruma Tech’s track record of success in supporting its clients’ marketing efforts was another major selling point. In addition, the app will support both businesses and consumers navigating the challenges of COVID-19.”

Jim Bauckman, Communications Director, Maryland Grow & Fortify

“Their attention to detail, customer support, and availability has made working with them a sincere pleasure, and we’re happy to have them as our partners in this effort every day. We look forward to working with them more as our app continues to evolve over time, because we know that whatever we dream up, they will find a way to make it happen.”

Paul Leone, New York State Brewers Association

“We are really proud of the platform we have built and the experience both locals and tourists can get from engaging with the Vermont Brewery Challenge.”

Melissa Corbin, Vermont Brewers

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