So, if you’re lucky enough to live in Austin, TX you already know there are a ton of things to do here. From discovering the city’s countless live music venues and picking out your favorite new food trucks, to kayaking on the Colorado river; the options are endless. Despite this great variety, my boyfriend and I always have the same problem, we can never decide what to pick!
I sometimes wish I had a tour guide who always knew the best things to do in Austin, and they could just say, “Hey Scarlett.. check it out, you like tacos and margaritas and funnily enough there’s a happy hour a 2 minute walk from your apartment with tacos and margaritas tonight for happy hour!” I was browsing Instagram last week and found exactly what I was looking for, it’s a new app in Austin called Pulsr!
You can sign up with Pulsr through your email or Facebook account and then you basically pick what you like to do, eat and where you like to hang out and Pulsr gives you a calendar with everything going on around you. It’s like having my own little adventure assistant in my pocket, and who doesn’t want that?
So, first you pick which type of events you’re into, where you like to hang out and also what you like to eat or drink so the app knows what type of updates to send you.
After you’ve selected your favorite activities, you can invite friends and coordinate events with others which is awesome. No more group text messages with 75 notifications when you step away to make some guacamole at home. (We’ve all been there, am I right?)
Once you’re done entering your info (which doesn’t take long at all) you can check out the “Explore” page. Here you will find your personalized list of events, locations and activities. The Pulsr app pays attention to things you have done in the past and places you go the most often so it can give you recommendations based on your personal preferences.
Scroll over to the “Pulse” page and you can see where everyone else is at and what they are saying about it. If you want to see different parts of town just zoom in on the map to see what’s going on. I love this feature so I can not only see what’s going on but who’s out and about.
I’m so excited about this app! Now I’m going to get off this laptop, open my Pulsr app and get out there and have some fun in Austin, the city I am so proud to call my home.
Let me know if you try out the app and maybe I will see you out and about!