While scrolling through my Twitter feed a few weeks ago, I ran across a tweet for a new local app called LocalView. I’m kind of a foodie, and I’m also pretty frugal, so within the first five minutes I was in love.
Whether you’re a Louisvillian by birth or you’re just visiting for Derby weekend, LocalView has everything you need to know about what’s happening around town and how to keep your wallet a little thicker while you’re out and about in the city.
LocalView is available for both iPhone and Android devices. Currently there are LocalView applications centering around Louisville and Bowling Green, Kentucky. The app has deals for restaurants and retail stores, as well as events and activities. The best part is you don’t have to hassle with buying anything before you go out. No printouts or waiting 24 hours before you can use a deal like with Groupon or Living Social. With your cell phone or iPad, the vendor will take care of everything else from the deal page that you see above. The app uses GPS to check that you are in the business’ location before allowing you to redeem the deal.
Restaurants, happy hours, delivery places, events and attractions are a few things you will see as you maneuver through the application’s tabs. You have the option of searching for specific businesses and events, but the app uses your device’s GPS to list the spots closest to you. LocalView gives you a sneak peak of the places you’ve been thinking about checking out, or it might just introduce you to your new favorite spot for girls night out or a lunch date with your favorite book. If you want to make yourself hungry, there is a section of the app called “Feast Your Eyes” where you can upload recent pictures of your night out on the town, or check out where other foodies have been dining.