Barry’s first ever ‘Shop Local’ app is ready to download!

After months of development, local entrepreneurs Nick and Charl are proud to bring you Barry’s first ever ‘Shop Local’ app, AppServe, and it’s free to download today! AppServe can help you find and save money with locally owned and family-run businesses on Barry’s main shopping areas, including Holton Road, High Street, Park Crescent, and Barry Island.

“We’ve managed to gather together a variety of local shops in Barry, from florists and salons to hardware and vinyl records, and even a paintball site! We’re so excited to showcase the fantastic small businesses on our doorstep and give something back to our community. Every business is locally owned by lovely people, and AppServe will help you get to know their story.” Charlotte

What’s more, there are over 50 different local deals for you to find on AppServe, from coffee to massages and ice-cream! Nick and Charl hope you’ll use the app to discover somewhere new to try on your doorstep that you’ve never been to before! “We’re so proud of the support we’ve received from local business owners. They all need the public’s support to help save our high streets. We’ve seen too many small businesses close over the past few years. We’ll be expanding over time, and soon you’ll see businesses from all over the place on AppServe.” Nick

When you download the app you’ll see a map of the Vale of Glamorgan, dotted with blue and yellow gems that mark just a few of the local businesses who make our high streets special. There’s a unique profile for each local shop, café and butchers, with helpful information like opening times and what they sell. Look out for those yellow gems too, where you’ll be able to claim exclusive deals, and become a ‘Shop Local Hero’ for helping to save our high streets.

“You don’t need to be a tech-wiz to use AppServe. It’s built to be easy to use, and you can explore shop details in your own time while you’re out and about, or browsing from home. You can even suggest a local business you’d like to see on AppServe.” Charl AppServe is only available on iPhone for now, but the team hopes to develop an Android version soon. Download on the App Store today, for free! Find our more at, and follow AppServe on Facebook