In 2021 I tightened things up and added better search and filter to the Explore section. It was time to implement some frosted glass in places too.
This app is the ultimate guide to Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
I personally go to each location to take images and get information, so that the businesses are all represented well. I like to get the stories that people would never know if they didn't go and ask each and every place in Downtown, so some of them have a lot of stories to tell. The app makes it easy to check menus, get directions, see if a places has events, happy hours, are they gluten free and so much more.
The only way to get a better idea of place in Downtown is to go there yourself and this app makes you want to do just that, by offering a part of the experience before you get there.
I built this site on our website at downtownbentonville.org and just made sure no none of the pages link to the actual website. Then I wrapped that section of the site in an app wrapper and put it in the App Store. The best part is that now when I update the app it updates the app and our website too. Even style changes on the site will be replicated on the app because they use the same class names. It's magic and I love it. Did it take an unheard of amount of work for one little fella like me? Yes. Was it worth it? Completely.
It was one of the finest projects I've ever done.