Geosearching over One Hundred Thousand Bars


For this project, Polanco Media brought forth our considerable Geolocation and mapping experience to provide a fun way to find the next new hot spot.

The app was originally built in PhoneGap, and suffered from poor UI and issues with reliably accessing the native gelocation APIs. We rebuilt the app from the ground up using Appcelerator Titanium and focused on a superior performance for searching the database of over 100,000 bars.


Polanco Media met with the client to review shortcomings with the existing app and discuss added functionality needed to integrated with the website, which supported over 100k bars and an existing user base.

With the selection of Appcelerator Titanium, Polanco Media was able to quickly prototype new features for PassKit integration, push notifications, cocktail search and advanced bar finder queries.

Existing users needed integration with the DrinkedIn website for account management and to track bar deals from their favorite bars. Polanco Media worked with the client’s backend engineers to designa and implement a new REST API to expose account management and bar search functionality.


The iOS and Android apps were built using Appcelerator Titanium, advanced Gelocation queries were enabled through the native platform’s APIs

A custom REST API was designed by Polanco Media to access the client’s database of over 100k bars via geospatial queries.

The recently released Passbook standard (now called Wallet) was used to offer bar deals over Push Notifications