This is really cool; I'd been wondering when cigar makers were going to catch up on the mobile front.
News: Drew Estate Launches iPhone App
Two things from Drew Estate on the social media/online front. First and foremost, Drew Estate has officially launched their iPhone App, becoming the first manufacturer to release a mobile app to the public. Those who downloaded the iPhone App, which appeared briefly on the App Store a few weeks ago, will notice the App has updated to 1.0.1. In addition, Drew Estate has relaunched Cigar Safari’s website, which hosts information regarding Drew Estate’s popular Nicaraguan cigar tours at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate. Press release for the Drew Estate iPhone App after the jump.
Drew Estate Launches iPhone App
Miami, FL – Drew Estate Inc. announced today that they have launched a Drew Estate iPhone app. The app is free of charge, and incorporates the following features:
- Browse Drew Estate’s cigar brands, including description, size, and quantity information
- Find nearby stores that carry Drew Estate brands
- Visit the Kult Shop, Drew Estate’s online store, to purchase unique Drew Estate branded merchandise
- Browse through photos and videos from Drew Estate’s Flickr and YouTube accounts
- Browse Drew Estate’s Facebook, Twitter and blog posts
- Find Drew Estate events based on location
- Browse through details, photos and videos from Drew Estate’s Cigar Safari
- Read Drew Estate’s story, written by founders Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel, including pictures
- Manage subscriptions to “From Under the Bridge”, the official Drew Estate newsletter
Drew Estate built the app from the ground up, customizing the features to suit their needs. A dedicated iPad and Android app will follow in the coming weeks.
When asked about the reasoning behind Drew Estate’s decision to develop an app, company co-founder Jonathan Drew said, “I believe the new trend of mobile phones and devices replacing computers is something that can’t be ignored, and we at Drew Estate wanted to be the first cigar manufacturer to enter the mobile app market. We are very active online through social networking and our website, so the choice to develop a dedicated app was an easy decision.”
Marvin Samel, Drew Estate co-founder, had this to say: “Most of us at Drew Estate already use iPhones on a daily basis, and we wanted an app that would not only let us communicate with our fans but also allow them to find our products quickly and easily. We’ve had a store locator on our site for years, but the app’s Store Locator takes it one step further and makes the process of finding a local tobacconist that carries our cigars that much simpler.”
To download the app, use the link below from your iPhone, or use the keywords “Drew Estate” in the App Store.
For more information on the Drew Estate iPhone App, please contact John Brooke via [email protected].
About Drew Estate, Inc. Established in 1996, Drew Estate Inc. is a privately held manufacturer and distributor of innovative and traditional premium cigars for today’s cigar smoker. In just over ten years, Drew Estate’s ACID line of premium cigars has become one of the top five selling premium cigar brands in the nation. Regarded as the pioneer and leader in the infused cigar® market, Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan factory handcrafts ACID by Drew Estate®, Java by Drew Estate®, and other unique cigars along with its traditional Liga Privada®, La Vieja Habana® and Natural marks. For more information, please visit: www.drewestate.com.
®ACID, Natural, Java by Drew Estate, Chateau Real, La Vieja Habana and Liga Privada are registered trademarks of Drew Estate and/or affiliated companies.