8 Unique Apps for Philadelphians That Make Life Easier
Okay so technically this app isn’t available…yet. The developers are planning an early 2015 launch so this is more of a heads-up. So what is it? Well Spot is an app that allows you to rent out your private parking spot. This genius app will not only help you find primo parking it can also help make money by generating income while away from your personal parking spot. In a city where parking is a at a premium and PPA putting more pieces of paper on windshields than 90’s club promoters, it’s nice to know there’s an app working for you.
I don’t know what it is about being an adult these days. When I was a kid it seemed as though my folks had time to watch TV, play catch and do chores. Now as adults we barely have time to set the DVR. Instacart helps save you even more time by providing grocery and pet supply deliveries. Use this app to order from your local grocery or pet store with the option for special instructions, customized delivery times and more. It saves you hours by not having to drive to the market, find what you need and stand in line. For the ultra busy folks this is a God send.
Personally I never jumped on the Uber wave but most of my friends swear by it. However, what they don’t talk about are those absurd surcharges. If you’re in or around Center City, taxi cabs are just as efficient without the hidden fees. So why not combine the two? Hail A Cab does just that. Use the app to order a car, track its location or schedule a pick-up at any time or location you choose. So instead of getting hit over the head with rush hour or rainy day fees, Hail A Cab.
Self-described as “the Uber for dates,” Pure is a no-nonsense “dating app.” Just like this radical app we’ll cut to the chase. This is an invite only app that puts you in touch with people in your area that are looking for just one thing, sex. That’s right this is a hook-up app. For all you single folks with little to no time on your hands this app will eliminate the courtship, dating and chit chat in order to supply you with one thing, the nookie.
From swapping spit to swapping rides. This next app is a peer-to-peer car rental service that is revolutionizing the car sharing world. Simply open the app, see what vehicles in your area are available and set up your appointment. On the flip side this app allows you to make money by renting out your car. It’s kind of like being an Uber driver without the driving. So if you’re looking for extra cash or looking for another reason to ditch your car, this is it.
Nothing makes a Philadelpian more aggravated than having to sit in traffic which is why most of us always have a back-up route. Now you can decide which route you want to take before leaving the house. Philadelphia Traffic Cam allows you to check the traffic conditions from the comfort of you’re own home. This app will save you tons of time and add years to your life.
Although Philly is a bar town a vast majority of us like to partake in lounges and clubs from time-to-time. However, one of the first questions we ask is “What’s the dress code?” Well wonder no more because DressCode saves us the time that we take to get in line and get turned away by a doorman. Find out if you can get in right away as well as use a filter system to find establishments in your vicinity that will allow you to get past the velvet ropes. So if you’re planning to do any partying DressCode helps you narrow your options.
Last but not least is ManeStreem. No stranger to Wooder Ice, ManeStreem is an on demand beauty service app that allows you to find and book a barber, hair stylist, beautician, makeup artist, esthetician and more and have them at your location in under an hour. Yes that’s right for the same amount of time it would take to have pizza delivered to your door you can be beautified. How cool is that?