Explore any city with MyCityWay

Aug 23, 2010
Tech

Wandering the streets of a city you’re unfamiliar with can be an overwhelming, if not daunting, task. If waiting in line for a hotel concierge doesn’t sound appealing, now you have another option. MyCityWay, the free app for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry, will be your virtual tour guide, letting you in on some […]

Wandering the streets of a city you’re unfamiliar with can be an overwhelming, if not daunting, task.

If waiting in line for a hotel concierge doesn’t sound appealing, now you have another option. MyCityWay, the free app for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry, will be your virtual tour guide, letting you in on some of the city’s best-kept secrets. You’ll be able to search more than 32 categories, and find out vital traveler information, like where the nearest restrooms are, along with the closest wifi locations, taxi companies, clothing stores, pharmacies, nightlife and restaurants, even a few of the most-prized, that might lead you to the city’s best Chinese shrimp dumplings.

Designed for both locals and tourists, My City Way takes your location, and makes recommendations based on what city you’re in. Starting out as just a New York City app (NYC Way), MyCityWay earned accolades as the first company to achieve seed capital from the NYC Entrepreneurial Fund, and plans to grow to more than 40 cities. Aside from New York, a handful of cities currently covered includes San Francisco; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Washington D.C.; Boston; Chicago; Orlando, Fla.; Portland, Ore., and London.

The beauty of MyCityWay is that no planning is needed. If you’re a last-minute, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants traveler, no one will ever know, not even your social networks on Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare that his app can integrate with. Instead, with the abundance of recommendations and suggestions in the relevant categories, you’ll be navigating a new city (or even your own!) like a native. Without the long line.

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Lauren Drell

Lauren Drell is a freelance writer living in Chicago who appreciates descriptive adjectives and the art of the perfectly cooked shoestring french fry. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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