5 Houston Apps We Love
Houston's booming tech scene has several cool apps that are worth checking out. We've highlighted five of those Houston-based apps that we think are worth your download.
Hometown heroes FlightAware were founded in Houston way back in 2005, and have since become the de facto flight tracking platform for travel and aviation enthusiasts alike. With a 4.8 rating on the App Store, their app has a set of robust, useful features like flight update push notifications and flight radar maps. Wanna know what plane that was that just flew overhead? You can open FlightAware and find out with one tap.
Created by Houston restaurateur Ken Bridge, Roovy is the first app to support all three of the key food delivery service app categories: Dine-in, take out, and delivery. Launched in 2016 at SXSW in Austin, Roovy has taken off in the era of COVID-19 as The Heights' food pickup and delivery app of choice, and they appear to be growing faster than ever thanks to their ability to help restaurants quickly pivot to takeout and delivery options.
3. Houston Texans
We're no stranger to football apps, having worked with The Bayou Classic for over four years to bring engaging, catchy iOS and Android experiences to fans on their smartphones. But the Texans app provides the kind of full-featured experience we look for on smartphones: Everything you want to know about your team, all in one spot, all the time. Between useful push notifications for alerts about the team, to realtime stats, to exclusive access to video and radio content, the Texans app does a great job of connecting fans to the team.
Houston Methodist has clearly gotten the memo about customer demand for useful medical apps, as their MyMethodist app is a diamond amongst the rough when it comes to the category. Their impeccably designed, well-polished native app connects patients to their doctors and their data in an easy-to-use interface. Appointment scheduling, video conferences with your doctor, and simplified MyChart integration would all be killer features on their own, but MyMethodist manages to combine all of those into one app. Kudos.
Grub Burger Bar's app GrubLove is the kind of app we think every restaurant should have: A specific, individual app designed to connect loyal customers to a restaurant through app-centric ordering experiences and rewards programs. Rather than wade through a generic app designed for use at hundreds of different restaurants,. GrubLove lets Grub Burger Bar's customers enjoy a dedicated native experience on iOS and Android. With a great app like GrubLove, it's no surprise to see that Houston-based entrepreneur Jimmy Loup is expanding Grub Burger Bar nationwide.
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