Daytripper Detroit, a new app aimed at providing smart phone users with quirky tours of interesting Motown places, launched this month after six months in development. Creator Tim Tolbert calls the handy widget "a tightly curated look at Detroit in 2015 and beyond." Daytripper offers a few different ways of seeing the city, including via interviews with 10 Detroiter entrepreneurs, Phil Cooley of Ponyride and Alexandra Clark of Bon Bon Bon among them.
Other featured tours include Eat & Drink, a look a 75 "hip restaurants and old-school hangs," and Hitsville USA, a self-guided adventure through the city's musical past. The app will also offer crowdsourced content, and features some really pretty pen and ink illustrations by artist Meredith Miotke. Of special interest to Curbed readers may be the app's Buildings & Architecture option, offering an "iconic tour" of area landmarks including the Motown Museum and the Grande Ballroom, among others.
If you need a sugar rush while getting your daytrip on, Tolbert has you covered there, too. He's the creator of Doughbot, an app that lets you know where to find doughnuts nearby, an idea so revolutionary (or so about doughnuts) that it was touted by Apple and got ink from the LA Times, The Guardian, New York Magazine and Gizmodo.
·Meet Doughbot [Doughbot]
·Daytripper City Guides [Daytripper]
·Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week [Gizmodo]