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App of the Week: MyCiti<sup>app</sup>

This week's App of the Week, MyCitiapp, offers New Yorkers a free way to find nearby businesses and attractions and get to them using the MTA's trains and buses.

App of the Week: MyCitiapp

Users can search for places of interest by category, including restaurants, retail, nightlife, Broadway shows and attractions.  The app lets users save their favorite places for quick reference and provides info on special deals and promotions in the months ahead. In addition, users can share with friends via email and Facebook.  Listings can be sorted by category, type, availability of discounts, and distance.

"From Wikipedia connections built in, to transit information, to info on the best deals, to Facebook connections and even reviews, MyCitiapp is the only app you will need," said Peter Flower, President of Flower Publishing Group LLC, which created the app. "With MyCitiapp, the user not only has a copy of the MTA subway map on hand, it also will tell you where the nearest subway or train is to you. The app also features the MTA bus and street maps."

For 15 years, Flower Publishing Group has published the New York City Pocket Guide and other handy reference publications popular with NYC visitors. The guides have featured MTA maps for years, but the app allows for transportation information to be interactive and specific to a given user's needs. "MyCitiapp not only helps fill the void to tourists but to any city slicker wanting to explore their city like never before," said Peter Flower.

The app launched for iPhone/iPad in April, and the Android version was released this month. A version for Blackberry devices is under development.