Mercactivate is an app that helps you find the markets that are closest to you. Whether you’re a tourist looking for a new place to shop or want an app to help you explore your city, you can use Mercactivate to discover new products and markets during your travels.
First things first, let’s talk about the language of the app. Most apps that I’ve reviewed have been in English, and that’s what I’ve come to expect over the years. However, Mercactivate is specifically designed for Spanish speakers. Everything from the interface to the app description is written in Spanish, which means that you won’t be able to use this app unless you speak the language or know someone that can translate it for you.
Luckily, thanks to Google Translate, I was able to get a fairly good idea of the app’s features, and I even learned some new Spanish words along the way — Hola! After using the app for a few hours, I came to the realization that it’s essentially a Yelp alternative for people living in Spanish speaking countries. To search for products nearby, just tap on the menu icon on and select the “Explora Cerca De Ti” option. You’ll then see a list of markets in your area and learn about its top products.
Once you’ve found something you like, you can book the product through the app and set up a time to pick it up from the merchant. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to test out this feature in-depth since there weren’t any eligible products in my area, but judging by the reviews on the Google Play Store, numerous people have found what they’re looking for using this app. If you’re a Spanish speaker, then it would probably be in your best interest to check out this app.
Mercactivate is free to download from the Google Play Store for devices running Android 4.0 and up.