It’s five o’clock somewhere and the Alchomy app allows those over 21 years of age to sip on only the best of drinks in your location. This location-based, mobile app allows for users to share, save, and recommend tasty drinks – creating a drinkers treasure map-esque community of sorts.
Mobile tech developers Amanda Spann and Sheena Allen navigate a wildly unprecedented space, there are plenty of apps that conveniently list where to grab food within your vicinity but none to grab a quick drink.
“When I originally conceptualized it, I was traveling a lot for work. When that job ended, I started thinking about how easy it was to just pick a quick spot to grab something to eat, but it wasn’t always so easy to find a great place for drinks,” Spann said in an interview with Vibe Vixen.
This isn’t Spann and Allen’s first tech rodeo, the two have also co-founded apps Blerdology and PicSlit. As two African American women working in the tech field their latest app stands as a testament to their work ethic and unrelenting ability to go against the stereotype of African American women in STEM fields.
“There’s so many articles and information about lack of diversity in certain industries,” Spann explained. “Especially with being a black woman in technology, there’s oftentimes this unique perspective of an African-American mindset, how we produce products, and how we consume them. I definitely think we’re at an advantage. The challenge would be building a network. People gravitate toward helping people that not necessarily look like them, but people that feel familiar to them. There’s opportunity for us, and I think we just have to figure out how to connect the dots to be on the same page as these investors. There’s a lot of research now about that process to help mitigate that system and navigate through more seamlessly.”
Download Alchomy to find your next happy hour.