Dallas, Texas – Secret Happy Hour today is proud to introduce their app Secret Happy Hour 1.0 for iOS and Android. The user’s current geographic location and dining or drinking preferences drive the mobile application, which is available for both iPhone and Android. Those who download Secret Happy Hour will be able to search for recurring happy hours as well as receive push notifications about secret specials that can only be found through the app.
Taylor Pierce and Willie Johnston, both established iOS and Android developers, conceptualized the idea of Secret Happy Hour while attending the University of Texas at Austin. Both developers found themselves frequently missing out on happy hours around Austin because there was no efficient way to find where the best happy hours were and what time they started and ended.
“We found ourselves missing all the good happy hours, sometimes by only a few minutes” said Pierce, CEO of Secret Happy Hour. “We thought about how cool it would be to create something that kept all of the happy hour information for your area right at your fingertips. The idea that bars and restaurants could create secret specials just for our users at any time was a huge plus, too.”
As small business owners, Pierce and Johnston recognized that this could also be a valuable tool for independent restaurateurs and bar owners. New technologies and innovative software designs were explored and tested, to create a tool that allows restaurant owners to measure the success of their Secret Happy Hour specials.
Throughout the pre-registration period, more than 120 bars and restaurants spanning Los Angeles to Miami signed-up through the Secret Happy Hour website. Even though the concept was created to foster local economies, owners and operators from larger chains such as Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos and Blue Martini have also shown interest in Secret Happy Hour.
When asked why she wanted her business to join Secret Happy Hour, Kala Hunter, GM at Barcadia Ft. Worth, said “It’s an innovative app because it not only alerts someone of exclusive daily specials, but it also uses one’s location to remind the user that drink specials are mere feet away. Genius, especially in such an attention deficit society.”
Secret Happy Hour launched as a free app for iOS and Android devices Friday, December 7, 2013. The Official Secret Happy Hour DFW Launch party is being held at Barcadia Ft. Worth on December 14 at 8:00pm. Details about the event can be found on the Secret Happy Hour Facebook page.
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.1 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 5.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Secret Happy Hour 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category.
Secret Happy Hour is Dallas based company founded by Taylor Pierce and William Johnston. Secret Happy Hour focuses on bringing restaurants and customers together through the means of mobile applications. Copyright (C) 2013 Secret Happy Hour. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.