Mayor Bloomberg showed up at TechCrunch Disrupt unannounced to share an important contest for NYC and Silicon Alley. Bloomberg will be giving My City Way $300,000 in funding to support development MCW’s travel discovery platform. My City Way provides a simple way to access different categories of venues throughout the city. This includes dining, nightlife, safety, transit, hotels, and more. Their flagship product is the NYC Way application for iPhone/iPod and Android. It won three awards at Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC BigApps Competition and has been downloaded over 300,000 times on iTunes.
My City Way was named a Top 5 travel application by Fox News. It serves as a “location-aware guidebook” that will soon be available not only in NYC, but in over 40 cities around the world. Each city-specific guide is like “50 hyper-local apps rolled into one.” Rather than simply touring a city and checking in at the places you visit, My City Way will help you figure out where you want to go in the first place. It has been tailored for use by tourists and locals, turning your mobile device into a city discovery gateway.
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