July 13, 2014
Homer Simpson, he of a great liking for glazed and sprinkled doughnuts, is sure to love the first ever update to a certain doughnut shop finder app. And if you share the same liking, chances are that you will as well. Doughbot, the well-designed app that has been described as being something of a Yelp for doughnuts, has just received an update that delivers a handful of new features. First off, Doughbot now lets you search for doughnut purveyors located in other cities or covered by specific zip codes, enabling you to "plan your doughnut excursions in advance!" This is in addition to the app's core ability for searching for doughnut shops nearby, which has just been improved with the introduction of neighborhood level searching (e.g. Los Feliz, Wicker Park, Brooklyn). Doughbot now also lets you choose driving directions as an alternative to walking directions on the Map/Target view. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Moreover, the new version of the app comes with location auto refresh. Doughbot developer Timothy Tolbert explains:
Doughbot just got smarter. If users put the app in the background (by pushing the home button), Doughbot will sit and wait patiently for your return. We're using some magic to refresh your location as you walk or drive in your general vicinity. When you return to Doughbot your location will automatically reset! Never miss out on another Doughnut location again.Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later, the new version of Doughbot is available now on the App Store. Doughbot went free in celebration of Donut Day last June 6. If you missed it then, you can download the app now for $0.99. For more information on the app, check out our "hidden gem" review, which recommends "grabbing Doughbot if you’re constantly on the hunt for freshly baked doughnuts, and prefer having something nicer to look at besides Yelp. It’s the perfect companion app for any doughnut lover out there."
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