Since the launch of The Vinyl District Record Store Locator App back in 2011 which houses the planet’s largest database of independent record shops with 80,000 users hunting down 2,840 record stores in 37 countries across the globe—one might assume complacency could set in. But to heck with that.
We’re doubling down on our commitment to the mom and pop, brick and mortar shops with a whole host of plans—and they commence right now with a redesigned TVD Record Store Locator App we’re delighted to officially unveil today. And of course it’s still free for your iPhone or Android. (Commitment’s sexy, huh?)
All the features you’re accustomed to remain with an emphasis on the community of users who have made the TVD app an unprecedented success. And we’ve added something new to the mix.
Welcome to the TVD Record Store Club–another free feature we’ve added to your app adventures. While non-label based record clubs still tend to baffle us (mailboxes: not sexy) we’re pilfering “record club” to point to an agenda that we’re assembling for your weekend now that new release vinyl lands in stores on Fridays—AND for the early part of the week coming when the mom and pops could use the foot traffic.
Every Thursday we’ll be tipping you off right here on The Vinyl District—and within the app at the Club tab—to releases of merit newly on store shelves that come with free stuff upon purchase. We’ll have in-store ticket giveaways you can win by simply waving the app, pricing incentives, contests, cool partner initiatives, and a host of surprises we’re looking forward to putting in your pocket on the regular.
How about we take a look at the The Vinyl District Record Store Locator App’s new design?
One year ago we launched The Vinyl District Record Store Locator app for iPhone and Android. Happy one year birthday to us!
With about 30,000 users currently, and a few thousand record stores listed from 28 countries around the world, it would seem like we are the record buying travelers’ go-to app of choice, and we couldn’t be more honored.
Of course, you, the app user, have also been a huge help in keeping us informed on store openings and closings, and whatever else—thank you. We’d also like to extend a zillion thanks to our development wizards at Shoutem for their tireless efforts on behalf of this project.
We hope to keep on keeping on, as we all help each other do what we love—visiting and supporting independent record stores! Happy holidays all!
For your iPhone here. | For your Android here.
This is the first in an occasional series for those who have downloaded The Vinyl District’s Record Store Locator app. It’s our chance to update you on where we’re at, and where we’ll be headed.
In just over a month since we launched, over 10,000 of you have downloaded the app, and hopefully have taken it for a test drive. We’d like to thank each and everyone of you for giving it a shot. I’d especially like to thank our developer, Shoutem, for being so supportive.
To bring everyone up to date, we now have stores listed in ten countries: Australia (77), Belgium (32), Canada (52), Germany (107), Italy (1), Sweden (11), Switzerland (10), Turkey (2), United Kingdom (over 350), and of course the United States (over 1,200). The great thing is that everyone has helped. And we’re far from finished. We’ve received emails from people all over the globe letting us know about stores that need to be listed, and stores that are no longer in business.
Should you need to contact us with store openings, closings, a change of address, or a shop we’ve overlooked, you can always reach us at info[@]thevinyldistrict.com or on our app Facebook page.