It may seem like American made products are a thing of the past, but the Keep America iPhone and iPad app makes it easy for you to find and buy American. Keep America proudly touts itself as the “#1 online source for ALL things made in the USA” and prominently displays its motto for “Creating jobs, one purchase at a time.”
The Keep America app also allows users to shop and buy the same quality products as seen on the keepamerica.com website. In this iOS Universal Business/Shopping app, you’ll find all kinds of American made products. I was surprised by the number of interesting and unique products available. There were laser cut earrings, handcrafted footwear, Texas Jeans, Silly Putty, American flags actually made in America, and much more.
You can browse random products in the Featured, On Sale, Best Sellers, and New Arrivals sections on the Homepage of the Keep America app. However, I found it easiest to get around in this shopping app by browsing specific department categories, which can be further filtered. At times the search function was really good and at other times it just brought back crazy results. When I did a “Shoe” search, my results were door mats, a vacuum attachment, and other non-related items. Also, another issue I had with this app was that I could hardly read the “No results” message displayed on the dark leather background when searching items.
You should have no problem finding something of interest in this buy American app because there are 13 different Department categories. You can choose products from: Jewelry, Clothing, Accessories, Toys, Homes, Health & Beauty, Pet Products, Auto & Hardware, Sports & Hobbies, Outdoor, Shoes, Eco-Friendly, and All American Back to School.
Overall, there’s a nice variety of high quality products that make me proud to buy American, however, this shopping app will be even better when additional products and styles are added. Also, the app user interface needs more work to do a better job of showcasing the products offered, and to make the user experience top-notch. Keep America should take notes from other quality shopping apps like vine.com.
But one thing I can say for sure, if you’re tired of buying cheap, imported goods that you’re always replacing, are interested in supporting the domestic economy that creates jobs in America (and a sense of pride), then you’ll want to check out the Keep America app and its website where you can buy American.