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The concept of Buycott is to connect users with causes that will verify if certain products do or do not adhere to the standards laid out by that cause. While there is currently only one cause in the database, the core concept of the app could prove to be very useful for many people.
Buycott has a lot of good ideas, but also has some issues hindering and slowing its use. To start, the sign-up process is long, buggy, and sometimes doesn't work. From incomplete Facebook integration to a slow registration server, it took us two to three minutes to complete registration. From there, we found multiple slowdowns in the app, as well. Scanning products takes time and finding causes takes time--it's all quite slow considering the age of the app. The features are useful, though with only one cause and a limited compilation of information that doesn't offer much beyond what you'd find with a quick search on Google, it remains to be seen what additional tools Buycott can offer its users.
While your options right now are limited and there were some serious performance issues, Buycott has a lot of promise and could help those who are eager to pay closer attention to what they buy.
Buycott helps you educate yourself about the social impact of the products you buy.As seen on NBC, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC, and covered by Forbes, Huffington Post, and many others. Featured as ABC-News & Salon.com app of the week. HOW IT WORKS -Join a campaign to help a cause you care about and commit to actively supporting the companies on your side of the issue, while avoiding those that oppose your position.-Scan product barcodes and Buycott will trace that product's ownership all the way to the top.-Using this information, Buycott will inform you on how this product fits with your social and political beliefs. FEATURES - Lookup the ownership structure of any product and trace it all the way back to its parent company with our interactive family tree diagram.- Offers a variety of contact data for companies and brands, so you can easily inform them of your decision to support or avoid their products.- Scans all major retail barcodes (UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN8, EAN13, etc) and has company and brand text-search.- Create your own campaign from buycott.com
What's new in this version:
iOS 6 Bug fixes