Cookeville native and Tech graduate Daniel Sutton has designed Cookeville’s first app called Cookevegas, which offers many features to locals such as deals, entertainment, shopping and event listings.
Cookevegas was originally planned to be a community-based website before being converted into an interactive app for Apple and Google Play users in December of last year.
“We love our community and want to do whatever we can to help it grow,” said Sutton. “Some of the main goals for the app are to inform people about all of the great things to do in our area as well as making it easier to find places to visit.”
The app allows local businesses and organizations to list their coupons, specials, event dates and information.
“We have had a lot of success by running our coupon ad via the Cookevegas app,” said local business owner Clyde Allen. “Customers really enjoy pulling out their phones and receiving an instant discount.”
The app’s most used feature is currently the public calendar, followed by the“deals” section and public Instagram feed where locals can hash tag “#Cookevegas” to be featured.
“My favorite feature of the app is definitely the deals tab,” said student Emily Young. “Sometimes I decide where I want to shop or eat at for the day based on the deals available.”
“We think local business is key for our community’s success,” said Sutton. “Everyone has been extremely supportive of the app and as we move forward we plan to add more features to make it an all-in-one place to help stimulate local business.”