Hey, Our Best Of App Is One of the Best. No, Really. Apple Said So.

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As blogs go, Unfair Park is a mostly safe, well-lit space, free of the black-hearted cynicism that infects so many other blogs. (Except when Rick Perry parts his lips.) (Oh, and when Schutze shows up.) (And Patrick! Can't forget about Patrick.) (Anna and Brantley have a little darkness in their hearts too, don't they?) (Hmm ... Maybe it's just Wilonsky and Leslie? They're so damn nice.)

Anyhow. The point is, we're not that cynical. But we are a skeptical lot, loathe to heap praise on anything but the occasional T-shirt or German. So it's notable that one of our accomplishments of the last year was creating a mobile app dedicated to praise-heaping. The Best Of app, a joint project with our sister sites across the land, works to gather the Best Of content from alt-weeklies across the country. I'm looking at the Dallas page right now, and it's giving me all the "nearby winners": The Round-Up (Best Gay Bar, 2011), Buzzbrews (Best 24-Hour Kitchen, 2009), The Grapevine (Best Happy Hour, 2011). And that's just the shit within stumbling distance.

The app was just named one of the iTunes store's best apps of the year. Download it should you so desire. And thank you, as always, for your patronage. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, which I believe is Anna's latest dispatch from the War on Uteri. Uplifting, I'm sure.

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jfpo
jfpo

How about a quality app for simply reading the blogs and other Observer content? The "mobile" version of the DO site doesn't recognize my iPhone about 40% of the time.

Duder
Duder

Anna sucks.

Joe Tone
Joe Tone

You're so very wrong about this.

John_McKee
John_McKee

Cosmic Cafe, Buli, Green Papaya, The Grapevine, The Round-Up, you guys don't like to leave the neighborhood much, do you?

Nick R.
Nick R.

Actually John [pushes glasses up bridge of nose] the app geotargets your current location and finds the Best Of picks all around you! Joe might have done this here at the Observer HQ, and took a screen shot. Though, to be fair, I didn't think he knew how to take a screenshot.

Grumpy Demo
Grumpy Demo

Is this a new app that replace the prior DO app I've had on my iPhone for more than a year?

"free of the black-hearted cynicism that infects so many other blogs"

Damn I don't feel appreciated.

Nick R.
Nick R.

It's the same app, but we've made some updates. LOTS of new locations and such. Plus, our Best Of issues are all in there and archived. If I'm starting to sound like a guy in a commercial...

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