Gateway to Austin’s Best app


The Gateway to Austin's Best app provides a guide to the food, tech and entertainment Austinites never miss. Download and use Austin’s best maps, lists, links and picks to help navigate Austin during its largest conference and all year round.

Who's in the app?

  • Circuit of the Americas: Download and use the Gateway to Austin's Best app and be automatically entered to win two tickets to your choice of any 2013 event at Austin's own Circuit of the Americas!
  • MapMyFitness: Where are Austin's best trails, rides, walks, and runs? Find out!
  • Tabbedout: Got the caught-in-a-crowd, tired-of-waiting-for-your-tab blues? Visit an Austin Tabbedout vendor!
  • The Austin Food Blogger Alliance: Hold on! Specially prepared 2013 City Dining and BBQ Guides just for you? That’s b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Bananas!
  • Austin Startup Games: Watch these Austin brands! On February 16, these startup leaders battled to deliver tens of thousands to local charities. Stop by, say howdy, and hear their Austin stories.

Learn more about each partner below!

<strong>WIN:</strong> Circuit of the Americas

Download and use the Gateway to Austin's Best app and be automatically entered to win two tickets to your choice of any 2013 event at Austin's own Circuit of the Americas!

Circuit of the Americas is a multi-purpose facility that hosts the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S.

Built around a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet, the facility is designed for any and all classes of racing – from motor power, to human power.

Circuit of The Americas is ideally situated on a 1000-acre site in southeast Austin, approximately two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, with scenic views of downtown.

Far more than a racetrack, Circuit of the Americas is a world-class performance, education and business center.

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<strong>SWEAT:</strong> MapMyFitness

Find Austin's best running and biking routes on the app.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, MapMyFitness is a health and fitness technology company that powers the Internet’s largest social network of fitness enthusiasts. The MapMyFitness suite of website and mobile applications, under the MapMyRun and MapMyRide flagship products, uses built-in GPS technology to provide users worldwide with the ability to map, record and share their exercise routes and workouts in an online database. In addition, users have access to a searchable database of over 80 million global routes, online training tools, nutrition tracking, fitness calculators,  and the ability to easily share their activities with friends.

For more information click here.

<strong>PLAY:</strong> Tabbedout

Find Tabbedout locations on the app.

Tabbedout transforms the way merchants and consumers interact. As the only solution that incorporates mobile payment and customer relationship management into one convenient POS-integrated solution for bars and restaurants, customers can open, view and pay tabs with their phone and merchants get the tools and information they need to enhance the guest experience.

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<strong>EAT:</strong>Austin Food Bloggers Alliance

The Gateway app exclusively introduces the interactive Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2013 Best of the 2013 City Guide, specifically tailored for the app. The app also previews AFBA’s Best of Austin BBQ guide. The Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA) was formed in early 2011 with the purpose of working together to set a standard of transparency and fairness by adhering to a code of ethics. The best of Austin’s booming food culture will be selected by the AFBA and mapped on the app.

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<strong>MEET:</strong> Austin Startup Games

Find the Austin Startup Games participating company locations on the app.

With the tech scene rapidly growing in Austin, on February 16 the time came to face off for the ultimate title — Startup Games Champion. This one-day, annual event embraced friendly competition all in the name of charity. The playing field doubled this year with 16 Austin-based startups competing (8 returning, 8 new) in the sophomore Games, a grueling 10-event competition that shone a spotlight on the Austin tech community.

Congrats to Sparefoot/ Kure It Cancer Research, uShip/ Communities and Schools and Spiceworks/ ALS Association! ATC and Austin are proud to support these brands and all the other competing in the Austin Startup Games!

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<strong>APP:</strong> RED Method

RED Method creates, designs and develops industry-leading mobile innovations. We've challenged the status quo across industries, including healthcare, retail, training and logistics. Our bold, user-focused approach has made us the mobility partner of choice for businesses ranging from startups to the Fortune 100.

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