Thorn Technologies Develops Upper Shore Harvest Directory Mobile Apps to Provide Information about Local Agribusinesses

The Upper Shore Regional Council and Washington College’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab engaged Thorn Technologies to create a multi-platform mobile application named the Upper Shore Harvest Directory. This directory is used to: 1) provide information about agribusinesses in Maryland’s Kent, Cecil, and Queen Anne’s counties to those interested in supporting local producers, and 2) help connect the business owners listed in the directory to each other. The apps are available in Google Play and iTunes App Store.

USRCLogoThe app provides users with the ability to:

  1. Search local agribusinesses by:
    1. Business name
    2. Products desired
    3. Location on a map
    4. Browsing a list of all businesses
  2. Access directions to the locations of these businesses using the phone’s location services.
  3. Link to the Upper Shore Harvest Directory’s social media content and accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Blog, and YouTube)

Thorn Technologies created hybrid applications by developing HTML5 pages that were deployed in Android and iOS native wrappers.  Creating the application using HTML5 allowed for quick and low-cost development of the app for both platforms and the mobile web.

About the Upper Shore Regional Council

The Upper Shore Regional Council is a regional planning and development agency for Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. It exists to foster the physical, economic and social development of the region. For the development of the area’s human and economic resources, the Council initiates and coordinates plans and projects.

About Thorn Technologies

Thorn Technologies LLC is a software development and consulting firm that specializes in building end-to-end mobile software solutions. We excel in delivering large-scale, enterprise mobile solutions as well as professional mobile websites and cutting-edge smartphone applications. Our work includes the development of location-based content management systems, data warehouse & analytics systems, real-time alerting and messaging systems, bulk SMS & MMS marketing platforms, and mobile applications and websites for Fortune 500 companies including Sprint, Nokia, H&R Block, & Caesars Palace. We also build mobile solutions to help small- and medium-sized businesses grow. With more than 20 years of combined mobile experience, Thorn Technologies is among the leading experts in mobile software development.