Voice Media Group Relaunches ‘Best Of’ App

DENVER – Voice Media Group (VMG) today relaunched its popular BestOf app as part of its continued focus on providing users with strong, localized content they can trust and use every day. The BestOf app will give users smart recommendations on the top things to do and see nearby, with results powered by a unique combination of editors’ and readers’ picks.

“When we re-launched the company as Voice Media Group last year, we made it clear that robust, localized content would be the primary focus across our digital properties,” said Scott Tobias, CEO of Voice Media Group. “We overhauled the BestOf app with the functionality needed to create a location-based user experience that feels like a community and relies on our trusted content. It completely simplifies the process of finding the best places to go in a way that just makes sense.”

Highlighted features include the ability to:

  • Access years of curated recommendations from editors and readers, including winners and finalists from VMG’s popular “BestOf” issues and comprehensive location information from VMG’s Voice Places database.

  • Explore what’s around you – in your own backyard or while traveling to a new city – with impressive data that can be filtered by category and location.

  • Leave tips, share on social networking sites, and bookmark your favorite places.

  • See what other users are up to and the places they’re visiting with My Voice Nation integration.

  • Vote right on the app for your favorite restaurants, clubs and shops in VMG publications’ annual BestOf readers’ polls.

  • The updated BestOf app will include data for VMG’s 11 local markets: Village Voice (New York), LA Weekly (Los Angeles), Westword (Denver), New Times (Phoenix), Houston Press, Dallas Observer, Riverfront Times (St. Louis), New Times (Miami), City Pages (Minneapolis), New Times (Broward) and OC Weekly (Orange County).

    BestOf also includes data for 21 non-VMG markets: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C.

    The app is available free for download for iOS devices in the App Store and for Android devices in the Google Play Store.