Valet Park Anywhere in Philly with New App

Luxe is coming to Philly.

Luxe is coming to Philly.

Parking in Philadelphia is notoriously bad. Good luck finding a public space during peek times, parking lots are expensive and often crowded, and the Philadelphia Parking Authority is always ready to pounce.

But a slew of app-based solutions are on their way.

Today, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported that Luxe — a San Francisco-based valet-parking app — is se to launch in Philly by the end of the summer. Luxe will pick up your car anywhere then store it in a secure lot. Then it delivers your car back to you — even if you’re in a different location. The company says it costs about $5 per hour. It’ll even wash it and fill it up with gas if you pay extra. Read more »

This App Will Tell You All the Promo Codes That Apply to Your Order

The easiest way to rack up discounts. | Honey

The easiest way to rack up discounts. | Honey

Confession: I never purchase anything online without Googling ‘[Insert store name] promo codes’ beforehand. With e-tailers constantly doling out percentages off and free gifts with purchase, it’s a five-second move that can save you a few bucks or at least the shipping fees. Now, a new shopping app for Chrome called Honey will do the legwork for you.  Read more »

Did You Know You Can Hike the Wawa Preserve? And More Secret Local Trails You Can Find in This Handy New App

ChesLen Preserve, Photo credit: Simone Collins Landscape Architecture

ChesLen Preserve, Photo credit: Simone Collins Landscape Architecture

Hold the phone: Did you guys know you can run, hike and, heck, just explore, the land surrounding Wawa’s corporate offices in Media? The 98-acre piece of land, located near the Wawa headquarters and aptly named Wawa Preserve, is owned and operated by the Natural Lands Trust.

It’s one of 39 lesser-known tree-, trail- and bird-filled preserves throughout eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, 18 of which are open free of charge for public use seven days a week. And to make this news even better, the Natural Lands Trust just rolled out a free app called ExploreNLT that makes navigating the many miles of trails within their preserves super simple.

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New MilkCrate Philly App: “The Yelp of Sustainability”

Photo via Facebook

Photo via Facebook

If you refuse to stock your pantry with coffee that isn’t 100 percent organic and fair-trade certified, then it only makes sense that when you’re out on the town you’d want to get the same kind of high-quality, eco-friendly brew. But the thing is, finding a coffee shop that cares about all the same stuff you do can be tough. (And when you’re facing a mean case of caffeine withdrawal, finding anything is pretty much impossible.) But thanks to the new app MilkCrate Philly, it looks like tracking down an eco-friendly coffee shop—or any sustainable shop, for that matter—near you is about to get a whole lot easier.

The folks over at Green Philly Blog sat down with MilkCrate Philly founder Morgan Berman to find out what this new app, described as “the Yelp of sustainability,” is all about. And I’ve got to say, it looks pretty freakin’ awesome.

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