Cigar Smartphone AppsDecember 20, 2011

By Angye Fox
There are over 500,000 apps in the iPhone App store. When they say…there’s an app for that, well, there is! And for cigar connoisseurs there are several free apps worth downloading to your smartphone.

The Tampa Bay area in Florida is affectionately called Cigar City. So it’s no surprise that a team of cigar-loving app developers from Tampa set out to create the perfect cigar app called CIGARISH. The free or "lite" version of the app features cigar lounges and cigar-friendly bars highlighted on a map. The venues are categorized by their type of liquor license such as beer & wine, full liquor or BYOB. Each venue listing includes a picture, link to the venue website, description, hours of operation and contact information. Users navigate the app through a series of cigar labels that "burn" with sound effects when touched. A cigar blog on the app highlights the latest cigars trends.

Screenshots of CIGARISH:

The design team for CIGARISH is Applicate LLC. They gave Cigar Chronicles the inside scoop that future enhancements to the app will include the listings of additional cigar-friendly venues in other cities, smoking laws by state and product placement opportunities for cigar manufacturers and cigar accessories. And to show off your nice "ash" picture … CIGARISH will feature a socially interactive page to upload a pic of your favorite smoke with the longest ash. Other app users will be able to comment on your impressive ash! Download CIGARISH.

CIGAR BOSS designed by Sonny Westmoreland Jr. is another cigar app that’s free and fun to use. This app lets users look up information on over 7,000 cigars, rate the cigars that they like, read professional cigar reviews and find cigar shops anywhere in the world. And a digital humidor section lets you keep track of your cigar inventory and a notes section allows you to create a note for each cigar. CIGAR BOSS also interacts with Facebook & Twitter so you can share what you are smoking with your friends. The new cigars section features new releases and where to find them.


Download CIGAR BOSS.

Screenshots of CIGAR BOSS:

Cigar smokers must constantly remain vigilant of their right to enjoy cigars. To stand up to the pleasure police, Cigar Rights of America (CRA) was founded on the principle of fighting for the freedom to enjoy cigars. To help CRA members keep up to date with the latest news, the CRA has an app – Download Cigar Rights of America App.

Screenshots of CRA:

The CRA app explains that Cigar Rights of America is a consumer-based, non-profit public advocacy organization that works at the local, state, and federal level of government to protect the freedoms of cigar enthusiasts. Together, with their constituency of nationwide members, they focus their fight for freedom in these core areas: oppose restrictive smoking bans, oppose taxation of cigars, government regulation of cigars, and policy measures relating to cigars. App users will find information about the CRA community, audio, video and photos from members, access to the CRA store and official news and tweets from the CRA.

Not all monsters are bad. And when it comes to the Cigar Monster….this app designed by two Enterprises is very good! Cigar Monster is hell-bent on saving you money. Download Cigar Monster.

The Cigar Monster app presents’s hourly deals in an iFriendly format. You’ll see each deal as it pops up, complete with pictures and descriptions. Push notifications provide optional visual or auditory notification of cigar deals, accessory deals, and the Mash-up. When you spot a deal that interests you, simply click "Buy Now," and you’ll be transported to the Famous Smoke Shop website, where you can complete the check-out process.

Cigar Monster offers one phenomenal cigar deal at the top of each hour. Deals include 5-packs, samplers, bundles, and boxes of cigars spanning all strengths and flavor profiles. You’ll find a mix of nationally available brands, as well as value-oriented brands exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop. There is also a tab dedicated to humidors and cigar accessories.

Most of these apps mentioned are available on several platforms including iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android. With all of these cigar apps, you must be at least 17 years old to download the app. Share with us at Cigar Chronicles your feedback about these apps and any additional suggestions. We love hearing from you.

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