Owtsee has been completely overhauled once again! Now enjoy a faster, friendlier user experience that will actually work on most people's devices now.
Owtsee is a city guide for municipal services and public programming geared toward individuals who want to know more about what their city has to offer. Our goal is not to tell you about Jack's Restaurant, Mary's Bar, Moe's Garage, or the latest daily deals; instead, it features ways to meet people, get active, or enrich yourself without needing to spend money eating or drinking.
Owtsee links up with various public datasets to provide information on parks, services, landmarks, cultural institutions, and a whole lot more. Read more about any point of interest by clicking on its map marker. For some markers, it will help you find your way there by providing nearby transit stops. For parks in particular, it describes Meetups going on at that park (provided by the Meetup.com API). The information provided for the cities varies due to exactly what data has been published on their open data platform, so you'll find things in one not available in the other!
Besides the usual means of filtering "By Borough" for those of you in New York, and "By Feature" (which we have too), the innovative "Doodle Your Area" feature allows you to filter map markers based on an area you draw.
If you're not in the general vicinity of these cities, don't worry; Owtsee may soon be coming to a city near you. Of course, you're still welcome to look at new York and Chicago .
3.0.0 - Another complete overhaul of the application, with more code running natively to enhance performance and stop the freezing problems. Application also keeps a local cache of datasets to speed up loading of the city maps. I hope this provides a more satisfying experience than the rushed 2.0.0 version.