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New Chicago Smart Phone Apps

December 7, 2010 7:00 AM

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New Chicago Smart Phone Apps

Whether you use an iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Palm, or other mobile device, getting around Chicago has never been easier. Get what you need, when you need it. Find information on local attractions, transit, deals, shopping, and more with the apps below.

Chicago 2Go

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Chicago 2Go

Price: $0.99
Category: Travel
Platforms: iPhone OS
www.ulmon.com/guides

Enjoy full-range, reliable traveling with CityGuides 2Go, never seen before in regular city guides. Want to read more than three paragraphs about a famous landmark? CityGuides 2Go provides pages of in-depth and updated historical data, facts and trivia.

Additionally, CityGuides 2Go provides high quality and zoomable maps of the entire city. The map is available offline and allows browsing as well as a street name search option without an internet connection.

Taxi Magic

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Taxi Magic

Price: FREE
Category: Travel
Platforms: Android, iPhone OS, Blackberry, Palm
www.taximagic.com/il-chicago.html

Free taxi booking nationwide with the award-winning Taxi Magic app. Direct integration to taxi dispatch systems – no phone call needed.

Foursquare

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Foursquare

Price; Free
Category: Lifestyle
Platforms: Android, Blackberry, iPhone OS, Palm
www.foursquare.com

Earn Chicago badges by checking in at locations around town while exploring the city.

iTrans Chicago CTA

Price: $1.99
Category: Navigation
Platforms: iPhone OS
www.itrans.info

Using a sophisticated algorithm, iTrans finds the fastest route between any two stations taking the current schedules into account, then guides you step by step. It even works when you’re offline underground.

Chicago Parking

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Chicago Parking

Price: $1.99
Category: Travel
Platforms: iPhone OS
www.mobileparkingapps.com

Mobile Parking Apps will help you find the cheapest parking rates anywhere in Chicago. Avoid overpaying for parking by comparing rates from neighborhood garages. Ability to search by an address. Save yourself a ticket with the built in parking timer.

Radio.com

Price: FREE
Category: News/Entertainment
Platforms: iPhone OS
www.radio.com/Mobile

With 19 genres and 600 stations, like WBBM-AM, 670 The Score, Jack-FM, B96, Fresh 105.9, XRT, and US99.5, you can listen to your favorite music, sports, news and talk stations wherever you go. Add presets for your favorite stations, share stations using Facebook, Twitter or email, skip the songs you don’t like, and purchase the songs you do.

Groupon

Price: FREE
Category: Lifestyle
Platforms: Android, iPhone OS
www.groupon.com/mobile

Purchase, manage, and redeem Groupons directly from your mobile device. Browse unbeatable deals on local adventures, get any deal with the touch of a button, manage your Groupon account, and save trees.

Broadway In Chicago

Price: FREE
Category: Entertainment
Platforms: iPhone OS
www.broadwayinchicago.com/iphone.php

Download Broadway In Chicago’s free Theatre app for all your Broadway In Chicago needs! To be in the know for Broadway shows, Broadway In Chicago’s official app is the only resource you need to find out what’s on stage, how to get there and where to eat or stay while you are downtown. Check performance times, purchase tickets and even preview video from some of the hottest shows on Chicago stages.

FlightTrack

Price: FREE
Category: Travel
Platforms: Palm
www.palm.com

Makes traveling through O’Hare and Midway a breeze. Track every aspect of your domestic and international flights. Check gate numbers, delays, and cancellations, and get updates on your flight status.


See more apps for Chicago here. Have an app we missed? Tell us where to find it below. –Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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