I recently got a message from a friend about a new app she had come across called Doughbot. Doughbot basically uses your smartphone’s locational services to tell you where you can find the nearest doughnut. The interface is very easy to use with fun graphics. It includes information like a phone number, map, and also draws information from yelp to give a snapshot with a few reviews of each of the places.
I have noticed that the app not only includes your local doughnut shops but also includes any other bakeries that have doughnuts mentioned as a part of the menu. It’s a cool way to potentially discover some hidden doughnut gems in the neighborhood, but it does require a little bit of extra work to sort though reviews or menu options to find out exactly what your choices are.
The app costs $0.99 cents and requires iOS 6.0 or later. So far I’ve only used it in while here Boston (as evident by the plenty dunkin donuts showing up on my all lists), but I would love to try it in other neighborhoods, especially while traveling. A great way to help your quest in Chasing Doughnuts…
More information on app database details and how waiting in line at Chicago’s Doughnut Vault inspired the app’s creation: