Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Amazing Apps for Your City Adventures

Spring is here so it is fun to get out and about.  

Rediscover Your City With These Amazing Apps

image: girl with tablet hiking with view of cityIf you want to get to know a new place you can certainly try searching Google and Yelp. But, if you'd rather uncover those hidden gems even longtime locals don't know about, be sure to check out these four apps. Best of all—they're free!

Kamino is an "urban hiking" app that features user-generated walking tours to help people get to know their locale. After registering, select a route. The app will then guide you to the starting point of the "hike" and provide the distance and estimated time required. After that you can create your own hikes to share with others. Apple devices only.

Mosey allows users to select locations around a search term or theme such as "I want coffee" or "I want to shop." The app then generates a list and map to follow at your leisure. You can follow along with others or create and share your own "Moseys" within the app. Apple devices or web.

Jauntful formats its city guides especially for printing. This comes in handy if you can't or don't wish to be connected to your phone 24/7. You can also create your own guides and hand a beautifully designed map to friends and visitors. In addition to user-generated guides, Jauntful features guides from partners like "Saveur" Magazine and the Andaz hotel chain. Web only.

Field Trip by Google pulls in geo-tagged content from other sites like Atlas Obscura, Architizer, Thrillist, Cool Hunting, and Eater, across a range of categories like architecture, historic places, or "cool & unique," then notifies you when you're close to a site of interest. Like everything else by Google, there's a ton of good information, but the app won't let you customize your own explorations for sharing with others—yet. For Apple, Android, Google Glass.

Source: Gizmodo

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