# marks the spot
Vandal tags the outside world, so you can explore what's good in the hood rather than google “best coffee shop” like a boomer. Like, howbout “lots of power outlets” or “hot barista” or “free refills” or “hipster starter kit” or “great place to poop” or “midday hobo snoozepit”? That's what Vandal does, thanks to locals like you tagging up the joint.
for true curators
It turns out, you can't Google everything. Local spots are the foundation of a strong community, and we want to show off what makes these places special — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Pics are cool, ratings are okay, reviews are… long… but you'll be surprised to learn just how much color & context you can get from a handful of tags. A café with “living wages”, “cbd drinks”, “shoegaze soundtrack”, and “alice in wonderland chairs”? In five seconds, you already know what kind of joint this is.
Why be a vandal?
Seeding a tag makes you the owner of it, and since we're new, this is basically your ticket to being a tag legend. As we build out features, owning a tag will get you street cred on the leaderboard, the ability to invite your tag's upvoters to an IRL meetup, and even the option to sell your tag to the establishment so they can create their own events. Or just be your city's Anthony Bourdain, and meet all kinds of weirdos who love “cat lady vibes” just as much as you.
Privacy by design
Vandal is intentionally disinterested in your personal data; everything runs on tags, so we aren't trying to be a new social network, or show you ads based on what car you drive, or use facial recognition to identify your mom in a photo. We believe in the simplicity of our app, and we're gonna ride or die on that.