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This new city exploring app tips hot spots from your friends

Discover real hotspots alongside the well-known classics: the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Vondelpark? If there are already 876 local restaurant tips on Tripadvisor in Amsterdam, how do you ever find that perfect hot spot that suits you?

Browsing through blogs is an option, but that is time-consuming and tips from friends are not immediately at hand. Ideal is a personal city guide for hotspots, which is able to link the perfect locations to your personal interest in an orderly way.

There’s an app for that! Urban Journalist has released a new app (now available for iOS ) that allows you to easily find hotspots of your own friends, like-minded locals and influencers. Handy for the next city trip you’re going to make.

More than just hotspots

It’s a city exploring app that lets everyone find the coolest and most appropriate hotspots with the help of your friends. By connecting and inspiring friends, like-minded people, locals and influencers on a platform, users help each other with the ultimate urban experience for them. Users of the app can add their own favorite places, save and share their experiences with friends. This way you will learn about new cities or you may rediscover your own city.

Among the hotspots are restaurants, bars, clubs, good coffee shops, boutiques and the most beautiful or must-see spots in the city. No separate e-mails, search on Tripadvisor or WhatsApp-messages with tips, you’ll find everything in one platform. With the new app, users can:

  • store their favorite hotspots in journals & share unique journals city by city;
  • discover new hotspots thanks to friends and like-minded locals;
  • hotspots where they still want to go to the store in bucket lists.

Customized tips

The app is more personal than the existing alternatives because users create their own profile and can share photos of hotspots. Through notes and labels you as a user can inform others of what something looks like and what vibe it has.

Based on a tip from a person, the type of place and the vibe you will find the ideal hotspots. Whether it’s a romantic, quiet restaurant or a bustling place to eat with a group of friends.

The App

The all-in-one app is easy to use because practical information (location, website, opening hours) is automatically completed. Are you looking for something specific like a tasty sushi restaurant in the neighborhood? The in-app folder ensures that you can find your favorite hotspots anytime and anywhere. With the nearby feature, you can find exactly the hotspots that are nearby at that moment. Or can you use the filter function to check who tipped which hotspot? The bucket list feature helps you remember which new places you still want to discover.

23 May

With 4,000 spotted hotspots in 500 cities, including Paris and New York, Urban Journalist officially launched the app on 23 May. The Dutch app starts in Amsterdam and focuses on a worldwide community so that everyone will always have an ultimate hotspot list in every city.

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