Best Mobile Apps to Make City Living Easier

We live a mobile world today and our phone is quite literally our sidekick. With all the apps clamouring for our attention and downloads, here’s a shortlist of vital mobile apps every city dweller needs in their pockets, if you don’t have them already. These apps make urban living easier and less stressful, helping you with things like food, transportation, and weather.


We all have our favorite sit-down restaurants, but sometimes we don’t have the time or energy to make reservations or leave the house. That doesn’t mean you can’t get that special food you’re craving for, though. Simply order the food from your convenience on the Caviar app. Bon appétit.


Cities can be complicated to navigate through. By using the power of mobile and open transport data, traveling becomes much easier with the Citymapper app. On it, you’ll find the best routes for subway, trolley, bus, rail, and Indego bikeshare to help you traverse this city of Brotherly Love.


Remember when we used to hail cabs? Well, now we get the same service with the push of a button. The Uber app lets you request a ride from practically anywhere in Philly, at a fraction of a typical cab fare. For nights out and times when a personal car isn’t available, Uber helps you get from A to B with ease. The stored card information makes paying for the ride paperless and the fare splitting option makes travelling with others easier and cheaper.

Philly 311

Philly 311 is Philadelphia’s non emergency contact center. The Philly 311 app provides direct access to city government information and services that help keep it a great place to live. The app is your mobile point of contact for any questions or concerns you have regarding Philadelphia or your neighborhood.

The Weather Channel

We all know Philadelphia weather is weird. Snow one day, sun the next. When you’re preparing for the day ahead, one of the mistakes you’ll regret throughout the day is not dressing for the weather. With accurate weekly weather forecasts, the Weather Channel app will keep your appropriately dressed and dry.

Apps are a huge part of our daily lives, especially for those of us that live in the city. With these key downloads, you can spend more time enjoying yourself and less time stressing about things like getting lost or what’s for dinner.} else {

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