Top Real Estate Markets? These Apps Reveal a Lot
You're covered. The Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau calls its free iPhone app visit Raleigh and showcases events, deals and local photos. There's also the Raleigh-Durham Cocktail Compass, a free iPhone app to locate the closest happy hour and/or call a cab. And there's plenty of mobile-friendly news, thanks to Raleigh-based News over Wireless, which developed apps for several radio and TV stations in and way beyond the area.
The 919Dine app coordinates food delivery with dozens of area restaurants. It's also the only city in the top 10 list included in the Food Truck Follower and TruxMap Lite apps, which track where the gourmet food trucks are.
On second thought... The Behind Bars iPhone app shows mug shots of recent arrests in the Triangle area for 99 cents a county. Then again, some app commenters say it's very addicting.
The largest city in Kansas landed at No. 2 on the list. While Wichita's median home prices rose 5.5% to $120,900 in the third quarter from a year earlier, 86.8% of homes remained affordable to households earning the area's median income.
But the area's mobile life could sure use some help.
Sorry. And there's no sign of a mobile app coming soon. But the public library recently partnered with app developer OverDrive to allow patrons to download eBooks straight to a mobile device.