Attract Customers Right on Their Phones

We have now joined forces with THE Block Island Chamber of Commerce!

The Block Island App Has Landed

Jump on board the #1 rated mobile guide for Block Island to help get your business in front of thousands of island visitors.

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Based on 3rd party analytics data from July 4, 2018 – January 31, 2020

List Your Business
on the Block Island App

Get in front of everyone on the Block from day-trippers to islanders right on their phones. All listings start with following basic features:

Promote Your Business

Let visitors know what is unique about your business with a 50-word description. Change your description at any time. 

Show Off Your Business

A picture is worth a thousand words. Use  a photos to motivate customers to come in and try your products and/or services.

Find Your Location on a Map

Clearly show where your business is located on our map of Block Island and give customers automated directions to your location. 

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Basic Listing Example  

Be Easy to Contact

One touch Action Buttons that make it easy for people to call your business, email you, or visit your website right from their phone. 

Navigate to Your Business

Not only list your address but include a geo-tag on our digital map that allows customers to quickly find and navigate to your business.

How Far Away?

Display in real time the distance to your business from a visitor’s location so they know how far away they are and how to find you. 

Juice Your Listing with
Enhanced/Premium Features

Upgrade your listing to attract new customers and encourage repeat business. Our Enhanced/Premium features follow. 

Make a Bigger Splash

Attract more customers by adding additional photos and more information to your listing. Use additional images and an enhanced description of your products and services to pilot more customers into your place of business.

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Incentivize with Smart Coupons

Go beyond simple print coupons with Smart Coupons. Get creative with how you give customers discounts. Example ideas include: 

  • Give 25% off your first meal during the summer 
  • First 10 customers get 30% off the next two weeks 
  • Come in between noon and 4pm and get 15% off
Coupons options are only limited to your imagination. Coupons are redeemed right in front of you so there is no lost revenue. Best of all you can track usage analytics via the app.  

Get Your Events Highlighted

Get your key events included in the BI app calendar. Your announcement will appear on the app home screen on the day of the event as well as in the upcoming event listings.  

The net results will be more people coming to your special event!

Button Links

Add Links to Menus, Band Schedules, Reservations, Review Sites and More

 Make it easy for visitors to get more useful info right on their phone. Link via a prominent button to menus, schedules, reservations, Yelp or a PDF.    

Appear in More Categories

Add multiple subcategories to your listing so visitors can find you easier. For example if you are a restaurant that serves American, Seafood and Italian cuisine you will appear in all related categories. In addition, it makes it easier for you to be found via the apps search functions.  

Link To Your Social Media Sites

Include links to all social media pages. Seamlessly drive app users to your social media content to enhance their experience and foster your community.

Build Your Community

Add a discussion board to your listing to bring your content to life, fuel colorful discussions, efficiently moderate comments, and build engaged communities.

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Block Island App Pricing

Select the listing option best suited to your business.  

Basic Listing

$ 300
/Season
  • 50-word business description
  • One photo
  • Address & geolocation tag
  • Listing in 1 category & 1 subcategory
  • Action button to one-touch call
  • Action button to email
  • Action button to website
  • Action button to directions

Enhanced Listing

$ 500
/Season
  • 150-word business description
  • Up to 3 photos
  • Address & geolocation tag
  • Listing in 1 category & up to 3 subcategories
  • 1 live SMART Coupon
  • 3 upcoming event listings
  • Links to FB, Instagram & Twitter
  • One button link to a menu, schedule or PDF
  • Action button to one-touch call
  • Action button to email
  • Action button to website
  • Action button to directions

Premium Listing

$ 800
/Season
  • Unlimited business description & color text
  • Up to 5 photos
  • Address & geolocation tag
  • Listing in 1 category & up to 5 subcategories
  • Up to 3 live SMART Coupons
  • 10 upcoming event listings
  • Links to FB, Instagram & Twitter
  • Up to 5 button links to your content
  • Monthly coupon analytic reports
  • Seasonal screen view & usage statistics
  • Action button to one-touch call
  • Action button to email
  • Action button to website
  • Action button to directions
Best Value

App Feature Comparison

Chamber of Commerce members receive 10% off all prices plus get links to social media pages.

Basic Listing

$ 300
/Season
  • 50-word business description
  • One photo
  • Address & geo location tag on map
  • Action buttons – one touch to call & email
  • Listing in one subcategory

Enhanced Listing

$ 500
/Season
  • Everything in Basic Listing Plus:
  • 100 additional words for better descriptions
  • Two additional photos
  • One live Smart Coupon
  • Three upcoming event listings
  • One button link to a menu, schedule or PDF
  • Listing in two additional subcategories
  • Links to social media pages

Premium Listing

$ 800
/Season
  • Everything in Enhanced Listing Plus:
  • Unlimited description with color text
  • Two additional photos (5 total)
  • Two additional live Smart Coupons
  • 7 additional event listings (10 total)
  • More button links to your choice
  • Two additional subcategories (5 total)
  • Monthly coupon analytic reports
  • Seasonal screen view & usage statistics
Best Value

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions we get about the Block Island App.

How do I add my text and images?

After you sign up, you will be linked to an electronic form where you can write your business description, add images, links and other information. You will get a chance to edit your review once it's live as well.

What type of business can I list?

Restaurants, shops, grocery stores, bars, real estate agencies or whatever service or product you sell. Our goal is to give the Block Island App users access to as many businesses as possible.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards - Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover. If you would like to pay by check, just let us know and we will make it possible.

Do you offer discounts to Chamber members?

Yes, if you are a Block Island Chamber of Commerce member you receive a discount off any listing package you select. Check with the Chamber for a discount code.

Do you have sample listings?

Yes we do. Just download the app. Next select the menu on top left of screen. Scroll down to the bottom and select "List My Business". Here you will see example listings for Basic, Enhanced and Premium options. In addition, you can see all live listings.

I have an off island business can I list it?

Yes, as long as you provide a product or service that anyone on Block Island needs, then absolutely you can list it. Feel free to send us an email with any questions. Send inquiries to: [email protected]

What phones and devices does it work on?

The app is optimized to work on all Apple and Android phones. In addition, it will work on any device via a browser, just go to m.theblockislandapp.com. For use on Block Island we recommend using the mobile app for the best experience.

How long is my listing in the app?

All paid listings are for the calendar year. The app is live 24 X 7 and 365 days a year. So even during the winter your listing is still active. You can update your description if you are off island so people are aware but you stay present on peoples' phones year round.

Great User Feedback

Locals and vacationers love the Block Island App! Here’s a few testimonials from our users.

“Love the Block Island App. Knowing when to go fishing has never been easier with the tide chart and weather right on my phone.”

John Gasner
Year Round Islander

“Love instant access to taxi numbers and boat schedules. Just find a restaurant and bam I can call them for a reservation."

Steph Fletcher
Summer Visitor

“The App keeps me up to date with all the local news and all the local events on the Block! Super convenient and easy to use wherever you are on the Island. Love the continual updates.”

Erin King
Summer Worker

“All I can say is wow! This App is the best thing to come to Block Island in a long time. Finally the Block has embraced the power of technology and this App has made my trip to BI easy and relaxing.”

Victor Ron
Day Tripper

COMBINED POWER

Paper guides, paper maps, paper phone books, slow web sites, poor internet connectivity…welcome to Block Island. That has all changed. The Block Island App is the NEW definitive guide for the Island. Everything right on your phone even with spotty connectivity.

Our mission is to give visitors and islander alike easy access to ferry schedules, restaurants and shopping information, outdoor activities, weather and tide schedules, upcoming events, Island services, BI Times news and more right on their phone. In addition, we give Island stores, restaurants and service providers new ways to reach and promote their place of business.

We have teamed up with the Block Island Chamber of Commerce to help make it easier than ever for business to get listed on the app, keep Chamber members updated, and help island visitors find your business!

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Rob Lucier

CoFounder

Rob has worked in a variety of internet startups and e-commerce companies. He has been coming to the island since 1984, worked as a Joe at the BIG, and has a family summer home on the island.  

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Will Gasner

CoFounder

Will grew up on Block Island and is also a 12th generation Islander. He currently runs a web development company and a social media marketing agency in Providence, RI. He still spends the summer season living on the Island.