Whatand#8217;s going on in North Tahoe? Thereand#8217;s an app for that! | SierraSun.com

Whatand#8217;s going on in North Tahoe? Thereand#8217;s an app for that!

Steve Morris

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Seven-year Truckee resident Steve Morris has released a free smart phone app for iPhone and Android phone platforms. As a bartender at 50-50, Pastime and Cottonwood, Steve is often asked, and#8220;Whatand#8217;s going on tonight?and#8221;

He heard it enough times from friends and bar patrons alike that he decided to do something about it. His solution was to design a phone app and website geared to enable locals and tourists to have a comprehensive and interactive list of whatand#8217;s happening in North Tahoe every night at no cost to the user.

and#8220;Letand#8217;s face it and#8212; there is a lot going on in the North Tahoe area year round and no one likes to miss a good party, a good deal, or a good event,and#8221; Morris said. and#8220;Thatand#8217;s why weand#8217;re here and#8212; to help you enjoy Tahoe to its fullest potential.and#8221;

Businesses have taken notice of the advertising potential the app has to offer. Old 40 Kitchen and Grill owner Brett Fite decided to advertise with North Tahoe Playground. and#8220;We have so many customers walking in with their smart phones,and#8221; he said. and#8220;We felt it was important to utilize the North Tahoe Playground app to reach our tech-savvy clientele.and#8221;

Tom Marrin from Full Belly Deli had this to say, and#8220;North Tahoe Playground is going to be big, and we want to be a part of it!and#8221;

Businesses arenand#8217;t the only ones who stand to benefit from the app. Morris is also working on setting up exclusive deals for app users from advertisers. Visit http://www.Northtahoeplayground.com and explore a comprehensive guide to events, happy hours, and hangouts in the North Tahoe area. Take the information with you via your smart phone by going to the App Store or Android Market and search for and#8220;North Tahoe Playground.and#8221; Both the app and the site will help guide you on the right path for whatever your mood: Cheap drinks while youand#8217;re in Kings Beach or a breakfast place in Incline Village, Nev. along with directions to the front door.

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So check the App Store or Android Market and give the North Tahoe Playground a try. Itand#8217;s free, it saves you money and it keeps you and#8220;in the knowand#8221; with Tahoe.

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