8 Essential Apps for Expats in Austin

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New to living in Austin? Getting setup in a new city always has its difficulties. From getting used to the local culture to getting around town – every city is different. But, if you’ve got a smartphone, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top apps for navigating expat life in Austin:

Austin is full of events, shows, concerts, and just plain fun. Serving up a unique Austin experience, the Austin360 app provides a one-stop source combining the best features of popular entertainment utility apps for browsing and planning social activities. Austin360 is available for iOS and Android.

Struggling with your English? Duolingo can help. This great app makes learning a new language (or improving your language skills) super easy. And if it’s not the one for you, check out our blog on the best language learning apps here. Duolingo is available for iOS and Android.

So you know where you wanna go but have no idea how to get there? Don't sweat it. The Transit App makes your commute incredibly simple. The app allows you to plan your trip, set reminders, and get notifications about disruptions. Even if public transportation is not cooperating, you can easily request an Uber, reserve a car2go or grab the closest bike share. Transit App is available for iOS and Android.

If you prefer to take your car instead, it can definitely get tricky trying to find a parking spot in Austin. The good news is that ParkMe allows you to find the cheapest, closest parking to your destination. What is really cool is that this app also allows you to reserve a spot ahead of time so you never have to go around the block tying to find an empty space again. ParkMe is available for iOS and Android.

Did you happen to move with your dog? Austin has a plethora of places both you and your canine can enjoy. Keep Austin Dog Friendly's mission is to maintain a healthy relationship between the dog community and the local business. With this app you will be able to find the best places to eat, drink, and even shop with your dog. KADF is only available for iOS - sorry Android users!

Favor is the easiest way to get anything you want in Austin delivered to your door in under an hour. Now that's awesome. The app has an amazing "Anything Button". Unleashing it means that their "Runners" will pick up whatever your heart (or stomach) desires. Favor is available for iOS and Android.

The GPSmyCity app for Austin is your virtual tour guide. With it you can explore all the best local attractions at your own pace and on your own time. Lose yourself within your new city without getting lost. GPSmyCity is available for iOS and Android.

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