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An App for Making Friends on the Subway

Playdope connects people whose paths through the city overlap.

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The App That Turns Tourists Into Locals

Urban Buddy helps travelers draw wisdom from veteran city residents in real-time.

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Streaming Fake Ambient Coffee Shop Noise Is Big in Seoul

Coffitivity lets you listen to the supposedly creativity-boosting buzz of the local coffee haunt in your home or office.

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Real-Time Transit App of the Day: A Ballet of Buses in San Francisco

The SF Live Bus app adds a bit of whimsy to the highly practical world of transit arrival data.

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Urban App of the Day: Compare Global Cities on the iPad

See how places compare based on population, household income, and GPD.

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Amtrak's New App: Does It Actually Make Travel Easier?

You can buy and cancel your ticket with ease, but the railroad needs to upgrade more of its features.

An App That Tries to Predict the Future of Cities

Harvard's new ecological urbanism app explores current practices, emerging trends, and opportunities for new initiatives.

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Crowdsourcing Your Commute

Drivers help each other through traffic with the navigation app Waze

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5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots