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Downtown Santa Rosa

By Bob Wolf

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Explore downtown Santa Rosa, CA, with our detailed guide to every restaurant, shop, service, arts and cultural institution, attraction and hotel in the area! We've listed and personally mapped over 500 places. We've also posted five walking tours, complete with photos and descriptions of each stop. These listings and tours are updated frequently. With this app you can:

-Explore our custom map and tap on businesses to view their profiles
-Call the merchant or location
-Share via email or SMS message
-Bookmark locations
-View merchant websites
-Get directions to any listing

To create the map we personally walked the streets, plotted the stores, spiced it up with some handy icons, and color-coded the locations by category. This map is hand-made but still interactive, giving you a real feel for the downtown area while letting you tap each store to view its occupant's profile. It's vector-based, meaning no pixelation, and is updated daily.

The app is managed and presented by the City of Santa Rosa.

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Customer Reviews

Does what it says!

Despite what the other guy put....
1 cool seamless app
2 everyone loves the local history
3 friendly fonts and is pretty strait-forward
4 not everyone realizes, that not all phones can read an app the same way, so weird glitchy stuff is bound to happen.
5 some people are dicks
6 better job than i could have done
7 i can spend my money easier downtown now!

Nice idea, but...

Needs a lot more work. It's pretty incomplete. I don't know if they realeased it intending to fill in the gaps later (lame, unprofessional) or if it has tons of bugs they didn't catch before offering it. If so, HEADS UP guys, needs a bunch of fixes.

A few I came across on just my first quick look through 1) Under "Services", "Civic" there are 15 parking options you can tap, but you don't know what they are because all they say is "Parking". So you tap one and it takes you to another icon to get the map. The lack of info at the beginning is ridiculous. But when you finally get to the map you're still not sure what you're looking at. Is it a surface lot? A structure? What is the address? What are the rates? How many spaces?

2) The Walking Tours is a nice idea but...the points of interest list is numbered but is out of sequential order. Also the descriptions of each site are cut off. I thought maybe you had to swipe to get the rest of the description, but no, it just ends mid-sentence, mid-word. I hope they add more tours. Humboldt St. MacDonald/Spring streets.

3) Under "Shops" the information has inexplicable gaps. Stores that have long been out of business. Shops and other businesses that have no address or phone number in the description. And to use the "Directions" feature it tells you that you need to have Google Maps installed. Hello, iPhones don't come with Google Maps anymore. Which means I have to install another app just for this one to work. And I don't even know if GM is yet available.

There are probably other issues with this app but I can't be bothered to look further. I can't honestly recommend this app until it's beefed up significantly. It really should have not been released into the wild in its current state. I hope the developers care enough to make it right because it COULD be a sweet app.

Downtown Santa Rosa
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 3.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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