Day 203: Michigan iPhone Apps

Michigan iPhone Apps - The Awesome Mitten
Michigan iPhone Apps

Merry Christmas from everyone here at The Awesome Mitten! Hopefully you are enjoying an awesome holiday in the mitten with the ones you love, and that you got everything on your Christmas list! Just in case a few of those presents were an Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad, we’ve got a list of our favorite Michigan apps available in the App Store.

Traverse Traveler
The Traverse Traveler app is a 12 category app that features dining, wineries, shopping, and more around Traverse City.  “We are the first and only FREE iPhone app that promotes Traverse area businesses,” Brandy Wheeler, the creator of the app said. “The app integrates with Google Maps to show each location relevant to where you are standing. Whether you’re looking for a hotel for the night, planning a wine tour on Leelanau or Old Mission Peninsula or shopping for locally-made products, you can find it on the app,”she said. “It’s social media enabled too, so you can share your favorite places on Facebook & Twitter without leaving the app!”

[ilink url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/traverse-traveler/id408441546?mt=8#” style=”download”]Download[/ilink]

 

Michigan By The Bottle
“Supporting the state with every sip” is Michigan By The Bottle’s tagline, and their app aims to help you do just that. Search for wineries closest to you, and then filter by things like “food”, “entertainment” “free tastings” and more. Read a synopsis of each winery, including recent awards and accolades, wine recommendations, links to MBTB features, hours, & contact information. Also, save your favorites and add comments to locations! A paid app ($2.99), but worth it for wine lovers!

[ilink url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/michigan-by-the-bottle/id408506791?mt=8″ style=”download”]Download[/ilink]

 

Mitten Brew
Michigan’s brew scene has seen immense growth in the last few years and with that has emerged the website MittenBrew.com. Their mission is to “uncap the story of Michigan beer, one brewery at a time, and their iPhone app let’s you follow them along! Gain access to the latest Michigan beer news, events, recipes and more!

[ilink url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mittenbrew-mobile/id469262583?mt=8″ style=”download”]Download[/ilink]

 

Michigan Farmer’s Market
Shop fresh and local with the Michigan Farmer’s Market app! The app will use your location to search out the closest farmer’s markets, orchards, corn mazes and more! Save places to your favorites, search for specific markets, or just casually browse whats available throughout the state.

[ilink url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mi-farm-market-finder/id458583529?mt=8″ style=”download”]Download[/ilink]

 

Michigan Lighthouses
Search for lighthouses nearby, and then filter by things like “bed/breakfast”, “open to the public” “museums” and more. Read a brief history of each lighthouse, including nearby things to do, hours, contact information & links to more resources. You can also save your favorites and add comments to locations!

[ilink url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/michigan-lighthouses/id447207844?mt=8″ style=”download”]Download[/ilink]

 

MLive
MLive is a great source for news throughout Michigan, and with the app, you can customize you homepage by location, browse the latest headlines. Search by categories like Education, Sports, Living, Opinion, and more. The app also allows you to save stories, photos and videos to your favorites, as well as submit photos!

[ilink url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mlive.com/id419886579?mt=8″ style=”download”]Download[/ilink]

 

Do you have a favorite? Add it in the comments below!

 

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The Awesome Mitten was born when I moved back to Michigan from Nashville, TN in September 2010. Almost immediately, I became frustrated. I couldn’t figure out why there weren’t more Michigan residents singing our states praises! I was so irritated, I wrote a Letter to the Editor. Three weeks later, I had started a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a landing page for the website, determined to do something to make Michigan residents aware of all the cool things going on in their own state. Email me: alex@awesomemitten.com