Since the announcement of the coming legalization, our inboxes have been bursting with questions and requests for marijuana mobile applications both medicinally and recreationally. So to what extent have cannabis apps taken over the app store with growing popularity? Check out a review from the best Calgary App Developer.
Marijuana everything is on the rise right now! Stocks, stores, advertising, and of course, apps! You’re likely reading this article because you too have noticed the growing popularity and discussion of medical and recreational marijuana. In short, it’s a huge industry becoming bigger by the day. But here are a few notable stats from the app stores as told by our Calgary App Development team.
What’s Going On In The App Stores?
Mobile applications are a fantastic source of information regarding all things cannabis, especially in an environment of rapidly changing law and policy. Understanding the resources available to the public will help to understand how the technology is used to influence use and behavior. In fact, when combing through the app stores it was found that there were 124 results for cannabis and 218 for marijuana in the Apple App Store, and 250 each for cannabis and marijuana on Google Play (2015). As of now the most common types of apps are informational and recreational (gaming), the most popular being strain identification. These types of apps typically rate highly due to their simplicity and ease of information access with the average rating being 3.9/5 stars. Most of the apps are free but the current difference in apps largely depends on the regulations in place by Apple and Google with Google being far less strict than Apple.
How Do I Get Involved?
So with the rise of businesses, corporations, policy, and apps, is it too late to get involved? Absolutely not! Calgary App Development opportunity in the marijuana industry is ripe for the taking. The biggest problem with most of the existing apps in the app store is no one is doing anything innovative or different yet people love it. I can also guarantee that the days leading up to legalization, searches in the app stores for advice, stores, purchasing, caring, growing, and all things cannabis will increase substantially. Why not put your idea and business in front of them first? If you’re interested in discussing further, visit the Contact section of our website. Our team would love to chat about how we can turn your medical marijuana/cannabis app, recreational marijuana/cannabis app, or store app into a reality. At Vog we build more than apps, we build businesses.