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Description

RankTribe™ Black Business Directory

RankTribe™ is a GPS-enabled Black Business Directory that will enable our communities to locate and support Black-owned businesses (and businesses that cater to Black patrons) and most importantly, offer meaningful ratings and incentives to encourage Black-owned businesses to support our communities. RankTribe™ enables two-way trust between the community and the businesses that serve them by opening up communication to address the needs of that community in terms of customer service, employment, quality goods and services. RankTribe™ is not just search engine, it is a social network between Black businesses and the communities they serve. We are not a competitor to Yelp, although we have been called "The Black Yelp'. We offer a niche market and fill a void that helps increase awareness of disenfranchised businesses or businesses that are hard to find.

Consumers:

-Elastic Search: search by keywords or name
-GPS: Located businesses near you
-Map: Turn-by-turn Navigation
-Detailed Reviews
-Categories
-Social Media sharing
-Bookmark your favorite Black-owned Businesses
-Deals
-Events
-Articles

Black Business Owners:

-Promote your business to millions of consumers
-Bridge the gab between you and your community
-Increase sales
-Link your social media pages
-Communicate directly with consumers
-Increase visibility
-Offer coupons and deals
-Advertise your events
-Increase Google Search Rankings
-Classifieds - list jobs, goods, etc.

What’s New

Version 4.4

bug fixes
fixed issue where app may crash upon launch

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Garveyette ,

Great app!

One small suggestion is to try and get menus and to maybe redo the “box” layout? Other than that, superb app!! Thank you!!!!! We need more apps like these so we can support each other!

cglray ,

Too bad zero stars isn’t an option

This app is supposed to be a Black Owned Business directory. But I’ve found several businesses that aren’t Black Owned listed with them.

I alerted them by email to the first one I found and the “CEO” replied with a very dismissive, rude, unprofessional and condescending attitude about it. It isn’t the consumer’s job to vet these businesses. That’s what the app is supposed to do. Literally, they have ONE job!

There are other Black owned business directories and apps that are actually accurate and list Black businesses. Don’t waste your time or clutter your phone with this one.

EDIT: see the developer’s response below. No accusations were made. I asked for assurance that they vetted. The developer took offense at that and initiated a back forth with a defensive stance, much like what’s written in his response. Proof positive in written form that this is an unprofessionally run app. Need I say more?

Developer Response ,

Your initial email to us was very accusatory and rude. We responded, letting you know that we rely on community to report businesses that are no longer Black owned. The business in question was sold, which made it no longer Black owned. If you are not part of the solution, you are a problem. We are a community based platform and clearly you do not wish to partake. That is your right.. then keep it moving. How's that for dismissive?

DE Cox ,

Much Needed!

RankTribe is the modern version of The Green Book. The app is visually appealing, and easy to navigate. If you would like to locate a black owned business in your hometown or while traveling, this is the app you need!

App Privacy

The developer, David Martin, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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