Living in or visiting Boston with a smartphone in hand? Downloading a few apps can make your life more convenient. Search for these apps in your carrier’s store.
The Boston USA app calls itself the “official guide to Boston.” In this app you will find locations and directions to attractions; an events calendar; deals for lodging, dining and attractions; and the opportunity to buy tickets for local attractions.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino wanted to be able to hear from citizens about their concerns, and this app is one of the answers to that. Residents and visitors can use the app to report pot holes, graffiti and other problems they find throughout the city. The reports go to City Hall for crews to be notified.
There’s barely a college student that doesn’t have a cell phone, let alone a smartphone. Boston University is one school that’s using these tools as ways to connect with students. From the app students can find events, email addresses and phone numbers.
Boston College doesn’t want to be left out of the advancing use of technology. In this app you will find a campus map; photos from campus; BC videos from the school’s YouTube channel; find athletic schedules and scores; and even the school’s fight song.
Catch the T
Though not affiliated with the MBTA, it uses the technology available through the agency. This app shows real time positioning of trains on the Orange, Red and Blue lines. The Green line does not have the technology to show the trains, but the MBTA says it is working on that. The app also shows predicted times for when the trains will arrive at other stations.