It’s finally here! Oakland’s Grit and Glamour iPhone app, composed by none other than moi, has arrived! LS was asked by Know What to contribute to a new iPhone app that gathers some of our country’s smartest, most creative people and websites together to share their favorite things and places. What makes this different that Yelp you ask? The app is a new type of hyper-curated city guide helping people like you and me get the most out of everyday life without all of the extraneous comments and poor matches. If you like a local blog, you might like their app! Know What is available today in the iPhone app store. Read more below.
Blog and Application Graphic Design // by Marty Kenney
Currently the app covers the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas (the LS guide is the only one on Oakland, by the way), but will soon cover Seattle, Portland, New York City and Chicago as well.
An app with well over 1,000 amazing places in these two cities alone – all from people audiences trust. Each places comes with a detailed review / insider tips, beautiful photos, addresses, phone numbers and turn-by-turn directions. See the complete list of contributors below.
• Buy the app for $2.99 – less than your morning coffee —and get 400 built-in recommendations: The Know What Essentials. 200 in LA and 200 in SF.
• 1,000s more places can be added to the map through in-app purchases of our contributors’ collections. Purchases range from $.99 to $3.99 depending on the size and subject.
• Aileen Holmes, local artist: OC: Sooo Not the Land of Bland
• Caroline on Crack, carolineoncrack.com: Drink Here: LA’s Best Craft Beer and Cocktail Bars
• Eddie Lin, deependdining.com: Deep End Dining
• Esotouric, tour company: Charles Bukowski’s LA and On the Trail of the Black Dahlia
• Francesca Lia Block, author: LA’s Dangerous Angels
• Gustavo Arellano, columnist, editor, OC Weekly: The Best OC Restaurants!
• Jessica Ritz, tastertots.com: Discerning Dining for Accompanied Adults
• Joshua Lurie, foodgps.com: Global Eats: Southern California; Prized Pig, LA’s Best Pork Dishes
• LA Bizarro, bestselling guidebook: 50 Ways to Lose Your Mind
• LA Freewalls, street art collective: The Biggest Street Art Gallery in the World
• Los Angeles Conservancy: Top 50 of 60s Architecture
• Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder boingboing.net: Unicorns, Carnivorous Plants and Other Angelenos I’ve Known and Loved
• Modern Hiker, modernhiker.com: LA’s Best Hikes
• Raina Lee, author: Karaoke Domination
• Rebecca Woolf, girlsgonechild.net: Fashion & Fun (for You & Your Fam)
• Burrito Eater, burritoeater.com: San Francisco’s Top 30 Taquerias
• Camper English, Alcademics.com: The City’s Best Cocktail Spots
• Carolyn Jung, foodgal.com: Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Dining
• Catherine Weis, Local Social: Oakland’s Creative Renaissance
• Gary Singh, San Jose Metro columnist: Things in San Jose that Don’t Suck
• Joshua Lurie, foodgps.com: Global Eats: The Bay Area
• San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association: SF’s Secret Parks and Hidden Oases
• SF Hertiage: Essential SF: The City’s Architectural Icons; The Building Blocks of Auto Row and Pacific Heights: The Epicenter of Old San Francisco
• Thinkwalks, ThinkWalks.org: Everything Explained and Local Nerd!
• Vegansaurus.com: The Best Food in the Bay Area as Picked by Genius Experts
• Victoria Smith, sfgirlbybay.com: Sfgirlbybay’s Bohemian Modern San Francisco
• White Walls: San Francisco Street Art
Posted by Catherine on February 9th, 2012 at 3:55 AM | Comments (1)