Get to Know Chicago with These Apps

December 16, 2012

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In Chicago for a weekend of house hunting or visiting friends for the holidays?

Here’s a list of a few apps that will certainly come in handy:

  • Transit Genie: This app provides arrival and departure times for the Metra and CTA lines, which is perfect if you are constantly on the go and don’t have much time between open houses.
  • Chicago Offline Street Map: Need to access city maps even when you aren’t connected to a wireless or 3G network? This app doesn’t need the Internet, since each map is stored on your phone.
  • AroundMe: Whether you need a hotel, restaurant or gas station, AroundMe will give you the scoop on your surroundings.
  • Taxi Share Chicago: Need to get to the airport, but don’t want to pay full cab fare? This app finds travelers willing to split costs.
  • Chicago Local Guide: This guide helps you find fun events and attractions such as shopping and dining.
  • Chicago Traffic: Provides real-time traffic information for more than 150 Chicago roadways.
  • LISC Chicago Mobile Neighborhood Tours: An app that showcases the history and unique features of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

These are just a handful of helpful resources that will help you around the city, so feel free to share any other Chicago apps that would be helpful to house hunters or tourists.

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