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Classpass

Fitness Deal: ClassPass

With ClassPass, a startup that expanded to Atlanta last January, you can visit any studio in its network up to three times each month for a flat $79 monthly fee.
Dash app

This app lets you dine and dash (sort of)

Tired of waiting for the check? 32 local restaurants have partnered with Dash, an app that lets diners pay the bill without having to flag down a server.
Local Roots

App alert: Local Roots creates a virtual produce market

Up to your elbows in zucchini? Atlanta-based iPhone app Local Roots has a solution for home gardeners with an overabundant harvest on their hands.
Southfork

App alert: Southfork aims to make your lunch hour easier

Southfork is a new delivery service working with local restaurants like Rumi’s, the General Muir, and Southbound to provide lunches to select office buildings in Midtown, downtown, Buckhead, and possibly elsewhere around the metro area.

Waffle House creates a pickup depot for Roadie couriers

App-based shipping startup Roadie, which will send your package with a driver already headed toward its destination, recently signed a deal to make the Norcross-based diner chain an official (read, brightly lit and public) depot for its civilian couriers to deliver goods to patrons around the clock—even during calamitous weather events.

Local Roots app delivers fresh produce, goods from Georgia farms, artisans to your door

If you’ve ever used Instacart for its convenience and bought a CSA share for its local quality, Local Roots is for you. With a clean and streamline interface, the app allows users to select farms or stores within 50 miles of Atlanta from which they can order produce, cold-pressed juices, handmade soaps, and freshly baked cookies.

5 Atlanta life hacks for the airport, MARTA, and more

Avoid TSA lines, catch a MARTA bus, and more with these handy tricks.

Gossip Guys: How Yik Yak’s founders are protecting their app from its biggest threat: Us.

The founders of Yik Yak are Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll. They’re both 24 and graduated in 2013 from Furman University, where they noticed the popularity on campus of certain Twitter parody accounts. The two friends thought it would be fun if everyone had a platform for telling jokes and sharing news—and to be able to do that anonymously.

Midtown Buzz

A partnership between Georgia Tech and the Midtown Alliance, Buzz brings together residents, businesses, and students to develop community-focused smartphone apps like OneBusAway and CycleAtlanta.

Rideshare Showdown

After a bill to regulate them died in the state House, private rideshare vehicles have multiplied on Atlanta streets like ants in spilled Coke. We wanted to know: Who’s quickest? So on a Tuesday in June, Atlanta magazine staffers revved up our smartphones at 8 p.m. sharp in a race from Sister Louisa’s Church on Edgewood Avenue to Ormsby’s on the Westside.

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