Cigar Dojo’s Dojoverse cigar app now has more than 2,000 cigars available for users to check into (2,054 cigars at the time of this posting) and begin earning cigar badges based on their own personal smoking preferences.
As Dojoverse was custom designed, the new system’s functionality allows for deeper insight into individual users’ smoking preferences, awarding ninja belts and cigar badges based on activity. Users that smoke large amounts maduro-wrapped cigars will get the “Maduro Maniac” badge; added checkins for limited-edition cigars will earn the “Death of a Unicorn badge; and there are even brand-focused badges, awarding users with an “Aganorsa Acolyte” badge for checking into a certain number of Aganorsa Leaf cigars, for example.
Many of these badges and statistics center around the various attributes of a given cigar, such as wrapper type, wrapper shade, price, body intensity, country of origin, and more. Users are encouraged to check into cigars when they smoke, similar to checking into a place on other platforms. Naturally, this relies on as many cigars as possible being available on the Dojoverse database.
Needless to say, this is an extremely time-consuming process. When the app first soft launched in June for a small number of beta testers, there were roughly 400 cigars available for checkin. We then hit the milestone of 1,000 cigars in October. Currently, this puts us at a pace of roughly 16 cigars added per business day. Cigars are added on a daily basis, with an estimated 1,000–2,000 more cigars expected to be added within the next six months (the process will slow as fewer and fewer cigars remain).
Dojoverse was built from the ground up, custom tailored to meet the needs of cigar enthusiasts as a social cigar platform. Using modern PWA (progressive web application) technology, Dojoverse replaces the original Cigar Dojo app, which first launched in 2012 as the world’s first and largest social cigar app. The updated platform is adaptable to a wider range of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. It now benefits from being untethered to the app store platforms (and their increasingly restrictive policies) of Apple and Google,