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Best Apps for Planning a DINING Dishero For meeting attendees traveling to San Francisco, these apps are a great way to find information about transportation, deals and attractions around the city, making full use of their deserved downtime. For more ideas about planning or visiting San Francisco, visit CULTURE AND ATTRACTIONS California Academy of Sciences' Academy Insider If attendees spend all day in the California Academy of Sciences, it won't be because they're lost. The museum's exclusive app includes information on exhibits, self-guided tours, a list of daily programs, museum floor plans and extras including fun facts, quizzes, video and audio clips. Availability: iOS 3.0 or later Cost: Free City of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Outdoor lovers rejoice because it's never been easier to find a park, garden or public restroom while on the move. Besides helping locate green spaces, the app also provides info about points of interest throughout the city. Availability: iOS 5.0 or later Cost: Free 16 | P E R S P E C T I V E | Detour Steer clear of typical tourist traps and let Detour, a GPS-based audio walking tour app, guide you to the stories you can't see. Experience a side of San Francisco visitors rarely get to see, including where to look for sea lions as fishermen unload their boats in the Wharf, or recount adventures had by Beat Generation legends Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Availability: Launching in 2015 via iOS Cost: Free Dishero is a clean and simple visual menu app. Discover menu items via lush images of restaurant offerings. Know exactly what you are about to order. No boring text menus or obscure reviews to count on. Let the food speak for itself. Pique your appetite. Share it with your friends. Availability: iOS 7.0 or later and Android 4.0.3 and up Cost: Free Tablehopper's Top Late-Night Eats For night owls in search of sustenance, heed the advice of Tablehopper's local expertise. The app includes insider tips and dish recommendations for nearly 100 handpicked establishments specializing in grub after 11pm. Availability: iOS 6.0 or later Cost: $2.99 SF Arts Guide Winery Finder This event-driven app with hundreds of arts listings and curated highlights makes it easy for arts lovers to browse events, share information with friends and find locations for cultural happenings citywide. Availability: iOS 3.0 or later and Android 2.2 and up Cost: Free Every smartphone-enabled oenophile should arm themselves with this before heading out for a day of tasting. Featuring info on wineries in San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa, the app locates nearby wineries and finds special deals on tasting passes. Availability: iOS 5.1.1 or later Cost: Free

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Winter 2015

Thinking Outside the Hotel – Alternate Venues and What They Offer
Transformative Meetings: Technology Trends for 2015
ACE – Invest in Yourself in 2015!
Best Apps for Planning a Meeting in San Francisco
Editor’s Note
Take 5
President’s Message
MPI Spotlight
Index to Advertisers /

MPI Perspective - Winter 2015