John Whitbread, Creator of Spotted:App
Since launching in December, the Spotted:App looks on-course to revolutionise the way that Leicestershire residents search for business services in the future.
The app, which has already seen almost a thousand users in its first month, has been designed to make the process of finding a reliable and trusted service so much simpler.
Spotted:App was the brainchild of local businessman, John Whitbread, who is so passionate about helping businesses he has risked it all, even selling his house, and put everything on the line to make it work.
John created the simple-to-use app to connect the buyer (the customer) with the seller (the service provider), whether they need help or recommendations with odd-jobs, or services such as dog walkers, solicitors or personal trainers. Spotted:App has been created so it’s freely accessible to all Leicestershire residents.
“It’s the simplicity of its use that I’ve been mindful of since day one. I realised that algorithms on certain websites and apps are making decisions on behalf of the customer,
showing them what it thinks they want to see, rather than showing all options available, meaning they are less likely to make a well-informed decision”, offers John. “The Spotted:App provides all options available to a customer without any algorithms, or adverts being biased to the top, giving them the ability to find the right business for their job”.
He continues: “It’s only through having all the options available that we can really make educated decisions, so I wanted to create that very thing: I wanted to link businesses and customers with technology aiding the process, rather than hindering it”.
After a year in development and selling his house to fund the project, it’s safe to say that John is both excited and passionate about sending the Spotted:App out into the world, and his dedication and hard work is already starting to pay off, as the initial user figures testify.
He says: “It has been an interesting 12 months, as well as a steep learning curve, but I’m really proud of what I’ve created. We have already had over 850 people downloading and using the app in the first month of launch alone, and this is just the beginning!”
Anyone can download and use the app for free via the Google Play and App Store or visit www.spottedapp.com for more information.
Spotted page on Facebook (official page is https://www.facebook.com/thespottedapp/