By Vaibhav Agarwal
Looking for a wine shop in a new city can be tricky. Unless, you are in Bangalore where you can’t miss a wine shop even if you wanted to, or you have the Brewit app on your phone.
Brewit, an android based app is trying to solve the problem. It helps you find the nearest wine shop based on your location. The app detects a user’s location and displays all the nearby wine shops with the address, payment options and contact numbers. Neat eh?
Founded by a couple Ankit and Anjul and currently available in 5 Indian cities, Brewit lists nearly 200 wine shops in Delhi, 550 in Mumbai, 170 in Bangalore, 120 in Pune and 90 in Hyderabad.
The application allows you to use Google maps and find your way to the wine shop. It also lets you share location of stores with your messaging app.
To make money, the app makers could go the advertisement route, with liquor brands.However, Ankit says that he hasn’t thought of monetization as yet.
For tipplers on iOS, an app is in the making.
A new feature ‘Search by Brand’ will be rolled out in the coming week. This will be very helpful for brand loyalists– say Khoday’s drinkers in Mumbai or even the single malt connoisseur looking for his favorite swig.
Allowing users to edit and add locations of the wine shops will perhaps increase the chances of the app becoming popular, but that isn’t on it yet.