How To Discover Hidden Gems In Your City

March 26, 2012 by staff 

How To Discover Hidden Gems In Your City, Have you ever stood on a street corner-whether it’s in New York, London, Beijing, or even your own hometown–and wished you could discover a really cool new place that might be just around the corner? Ever see an old statue or monument on the commute home and wonder who cared enough to build it?

Well, to quote the ubiquitous ad slogan– “There’s an app for that.” Actually, this week we’re checking out three apps that help you unlock the hidden mysteries in your hometown or any other city you might visit.

First up is Trover (free). Part social network, part review AND part photography, Trover helps you find a treasure “trove” of hidden gems in a city. The idea is simple: users snap quick pics of things they’ve found and want to share with their friends.

A great local slice of pizza. The new art gallery in their neighborhood. An undiscovered watering hole. Using your current location, Trover shows you geo-tagged photos close to where you are. Like an image? Click to find out more info. You can thank the poster or even share the info on Facebook, Twitter, etc., if you think it’s worthy. Follow those users whose pics (and picks) you especially like.

Trover user Andrew Weilert’s Discovery, As a user, I felt like Trover combined the best aspects of other social networking sites. The geo-tagging and recommendations work like Yelp. The photo collections are reminiscent of Flickr. And the brief social component felt like Twitter. This is an app I could easily spend hours wasting time with – and I mean that as high praise.

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