A app that is much improved from earlier attempts, but it is still a bit wonky. Pages do not always load correctly and links work for most thing , not all. Should have more Links to regional event providers.
What a disappointment. I was so excited to find this app only to discover it is a disgrace. The content is hollow - basically a table of contents for regions - with no content. What is the use of listing a small description of a region with no links to any details about the region (I.e. restaurants, hotels, history, etc.). It’s like a book with a table of contents and no story. And, I don’t believe the site’s functionality even works either. I did a search for Things To Do and 4 results showed up. I clicked a specific category, did a new search and the same 4 results appeared. Sorry, that is broken. Simply horrible. What a shame too, because it does not take a brain surgeon to simply populate the site with content from the 50+ brochures you could get from a Rest Area along the Thruway. Oh, and by the way, now that I am trying to post this comment, I am going through Hell trying to find a “nickname” that isn’t taken so it will process. Ridiculous!!!!
Had this app for a few years hoping someone might really get it running to its full potential. Just updated the app on my iPad two days ago but, when I tap on an attraction then try to go back to the previous screen, there is no way to do that. Despite the claims on the App Store page where it says “works with this iPad.” On my phone (an iPhone) there is a little “back” arrow in the top left corner. On the iPad...nothing. So I have to close and reopen the app every time I want to go back or search a different attraction. Also, it needs some help with locations. I tried to search the Catskills and it only let me search within NYC. If you’re going to have celebrities such as Bobby D promoting your product, at least save yourself and him the embarrassment and be sure that it’s up to snuff.
As others who wrote reviews, I have had this app for a while now and the idea of finding things to do by location or date is awesome, but... the first versions had switched links ( click on events and you went to food, for instance). Now if you select an item to view off of the main menu, you have to close the app, shut it down and reload it to get back to the main menu. There’s NO back button. Was this written by high school students?
So, here we are on I-86 in Allegany County. I want to look up something in Angelica, NY. But the app tells me I’m either offline or out of state. I know I’m in NY (or is it really just a state of mind?) and I’ve got a full LTE signal. Check cellular data: on. Check location: on. Turn phone off, turn phone on. Still won’t work. This app is as useless as it was when I first left a review 3 years ago. It worked for a time, but maybe that was a fluke.
There are not many things in this world as bad as this app.
I don’t think I’ve ever encountered an app as dysfunctional as this one. A search of Cooperstown New York attractions brings up a batting cage, but not the Fenimore Art Museum the Baseball Hall of Fame or the Farmer’s Museum… Is that not amazing? Ditto hotels. Absent are the top ten hotels in the area in a lodging search. This app is so bad I’m not wasting anymore time even writing about it. One star is the default least rating permissible but I would give it no stars if I could.
Can’t sort ny region - event listings are sparse - I liked the feature at the rest area where I can select vineyards by region and email list to myself but never received Seems more like an ad app but poor search engine - Someone needs to do a hard look with a gov a group of this app - NY should do better
I would like to give this a good rating but I can’t even open the app! I have an iPad mini 3 (it’s about 3 years old) and everything else seems to work very well. When I tap the app it brings up a white page that says I ❤️ NY and then brings me back to my home page. I really hope this can be fixed.
The same static NY promotion. This app could be great if it included more info. How about NY Thruway gas brand and current price; what services, restaurants, etc. are available at each rest area, etc. Big PR with little of value.
The design is clean and easy to use. However, it is hard for me to find something in NY that I would explore because the location settings default to current location and the search radius is too broad. If I go to change the location, it still defaults to current which is somewhere else in NY. It would be nice if there were a settings section where I could set the location and a search for a smaller radius than 25mi, especially for places like Brooklyn or Manhattan. There is just way too much to filter through and with the location defaulting to my location elsewhere in New York, it makes it impossible to get a suggestion that is relevant to my location and preferences. You can live in NY your whole life and never know everything it has to offer. A lot of locals would love to explore more, but this app would need to be more customizable in it's search options. Maybe an option to search by date for festivals too? (is there one already?) Anyway, great app, but I think the user needs more control to get to a suggestion that they would actually explore.
Love what it brings to the table. BIG issues are that it will ALWAYS track your location. ALWAYS. Even when not using the app. That's a NoNo. Then you try to disallow the app from using location it crashes your settings. I deleted the app. Hopefully they'll fix that then I'll install it again.
This app has been incredibly helpful on my most recent visit to NY. The app showed me many events and attractions that I never knew were available, and allowed me to broaden my horizons and try new things while in NY. The interface is very user friendly and I had no problem navigating all of many options contained in the app. I also thought the feature of finding attractions based on one's current location was especially helpful.
This is a great app! It's really intuitive and easy to use. I'm not from NY but i often visit and this app is awesome in trying to figure out things to do. I really like the adventures suggestions. One of the most useful features is the ability to search for food places (and hotels) near whatever activity your doing. Makes planning your trip really easy and convenient. I'm definitely recommending this to all my friends planning on visiting NY
This is a great app! Loving the adventure feature and cannot wait to use them all! I also really like knowing where a the great restaurants are no matter where I am in the city. I haven't had a problem with location being off and only put it on when in the city as intended. My only suggestion - make this app for every major city!
Very cool and free resource for proud New Yorkers. Discover interesting things to do in New York whether you're into history, parks, food, children's activities or more. I had the app installed on a road trip upstate and it would let me know when something I might enjoy was nearby. Made the trip better and made me appreciate New York even more!
This is an amazing app...I wish I had known about it sooner. Now, when we are visiting an area of the state we can pull up all sorts of info or that area...history, attractions...where to eat, etc. lots of wonderful info. I think it would be great if every state did this. Looks like New York State finally did something right!
I had no idea there were so many farmers markets near me. Even being a native New Yorker I've also discovered a lot of things to do using this well designed app. Much prettier than other NY apps and much less confusing as well. Provided me with all the information I needed in a streamline fashion.
This app is user friendly and full of information on what to see and where to stay. It is a great addition to any "trip to New York" planning activities. It has some ideas on what to see that you may not ordinarily think of without the app. I recommend it. Linda E.
I downloaded this app once again hoping it would now work, guess I was wrong. Went to find events in my area and when I went to look through the events, it wouldn't let me change events. When tapped on a new event, the previous one I just looked at, kept coming up. They really messed this app when they changed it from the original one. Hope they can get it right,
This is a great app. The only problem I've found so far is that when I try to go into settings the app crashes. I only want to allow my location is when I use the app and not allow it to constantly updated location in he background and use battery life.
I've lived in Williamsburg for just a few months now - and I just found a bunch of new restaurants and attractions through this app! Loving it for exploring my new hood. I think it'd be good for when out-of-town friends come to visit too!
Pretty useful and easy to use. Some apps go too far and fumble on its purpose. This great little app is exactly what you need in a travel companion app for ny state. I might be a little more adventurous this winter looking for new places to board.
There are some intriguing listings like an adventure exploring historic homes of the Hudson valley - except there is no list of actual homes, addresses, hours, directions or anything you would need to actually go on the adventure. I am out of state but travel to NY a lot and this is currently useless other than for generating ideas I would have to further research. Not much of a travel guide sadly.
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