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HERE shows you local news about where you are. Walk around Philadelphia and receive stories about nearby art openings, the latest architecture critiques and recent real estate developments written by experienced journalists. These aren’t breaking news alerts—they’re on-your-block alerts.

Brought to you by the Lenfest Local Lab, and powered by some of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s best reporters, the app delivers you news based on your real-time location. It’s an app that lets local news find you.

You’ll receive news notifications about places as you pass by them. Here are the types of stories the app will send you:

• Architecture: When you’re passing a park in Old City that's slated for redevelopment, you’ll receive a story about how that plan will play out for neighbors and city residents.

• Arts: If you walk past a new mural, we’ll send you a story about the artist and how their work adds to the cultural fabric of our city.

• Real Estate: If a new apartment building or grocery store is coming to your neighborhood, you’ll know when you walk by that ground is being broken.

Alerting you to news stories that have been written about places you pass by can help you stay up to speed on what’s happening in your own backyard.

We’d love to hear what you think about the app. Reach out to us anytime under Settings > Share Your Feedback, Tweet us @lenfestlab or email us at sarah@lenfestinstitute.org.

Also, if you’re a local news organization that would like a similar app in your city, let us know. We’d love to help this idea take root in your area.

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

burtherman ,

Great local news experiment!

Nice to see a local publisher experiment with better ways to provide relevant news to citizens

blueheron5 ,

Thinks I’m in Philadelphia

Nice idea but I can’t get it to stop shyness Philadelphia stories even though it has my Maryland location correct


The Institute for Journalism in New Media LLC
18.2 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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