This post is part of our “Getting Plugged Into Your City” series, and in this one we explore what Boston has to offer for newcomers like yourself.
Great news! You’ve landed that dream job and now you’re moving to Boston. And since you’re new to Boston, you’ll probably want to find some things that will help you get acquainted. Here are five apps, and websites, to help you get started.
Transportation – OpenMBTA
This app provides realtime information on schedules for all MBTA buses and trains. Whether it’s catching the bus to meet your date across town or going to the ball park for game day, OpenMBTA has all the times you need.
Public Safety – Boston Citizens Connect
Public safety is a big issue when it comes to moving to a new town. Fortunately there is Citizens Connect, an app that allows you to send in reports about graffiti, potholes, broken street signs, or anything else going on in your neighborhood.
For the Foodie – Street Food Boston
Food trucks seem to be all the rage these days, and they also offer a local flavor in their respective areas. Thankfully Street Food Boston will tell you where your favorite food truck will be in real time.
All Things Boston via Twitter – BostonTweet
If you’re looking for something to do during your free time or just looking for a good time, follow @BostonTweet on Twitter. From free ice cream from ZipCar to the newest burger joint opening up in town, these tweets are definitely all things Boston.
Something Fun – Mobee
This app will leave you saying, “Wait…I get paid to go shopping?” Mobee users act as secret shoppers who give feedback to local businesses in the greater Boston area. In return, Mobee users receive points that can be redeemed for cash or gift cards to stores like Target or Gap.