What it does: Gives you hope that something good can be developed in Atlanta football
Not a lot of NFL teams besides ATL have their own apps. Maybe they need to spend more time on the practice field than at Atlanta Tech Village, but don’t worry about that until the new stadium opens. For now, real-time breaking news, upcoming matchups, post-game blogs, on-demand video clips from press conferences and interviews, a photo gallery, fantasy player tracking, conference and division rankings, mad stats, and even a podcast come with this Falcons freebie. They even show you where the concessions stands are at the games, and what they have.
Atlanta Hawks Mobile
What it does: Lets you front like you really know all types of Hawks info
For hoops, the Hawks’ app features live stats, scores and standings -- some interactive with play-by-play and shot-tracking. You can get a breakdown of the roster (which in some ways we’ve already had for years... sorry, couldn’t help it), player bios, get push notifications of breaking news and game moments from the start of the game to the end, text friends with Hawks emojis, view the Hawks’ Twitter stream and play Hawks High Flyers, an in-app game where you try to guess the leading players in five statistical categories prior to tip-off to win an autographed jersey.
Eating and drinking
What it does: Come on now...
Completely shameless plug here, and no, we don’t feel weird about it. All of ATL’s best dining/drinking content is given to you every week, from best restaurant lists to event listings, recipes, essays… you name it. Since you already have the app, this was redundant right? Riiiiiiight. Look, you'll thank us later; we’ll even give you a super-late-pass and pretend we can’t tell it’s you when the download begins.
What it does: Tells you what’s new, what’s good and what sucks.
As hilariously true as that South Park episode was, Yelp continues to stay relevant because businesses continue to exceed and completely blow the expectations game like your favorite presidential candidate who nobody voted for in the primaries. No big explanation should be needed, as many local apps took a little bit from Yelp to create their own experiences. Besides, does anything provide as much satisfaction as being able to immediately publish a thrashing review on a business that’s wack as hell?
What it does: Gives deals on places you actually want to patronize
A blend between what we do at Thrillist and what daily deal companies give you via coupons, Scoutmob has a niche editorial voice that people in ATL trust, and they’re great at getting the newest restaurants, bars and services into their systems while they’re hot. If you don’t have this, you’re probably the last of your friends, which is why they never invite you to eat, drink or spa with them. Full-price payers are not hot, son!