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Companies That Help You Find ‘APPiness’ in a New City (Part 1)

Companies That Help You Find ‘APPiness’ in a New City (Part 1)

One of the most-exciting perks to being a MedPro Explorer, especially for foreign-educated nurses, is in heading to new destinations in America. Upon arrival, however, it can be a little overwhelming. We’re here to help. Whether you’re a newly-appointed registered nurse, medical technologist or therapist looking for events, recipes or ways to cheat peak traffic, the below five applications can help you achieve pure ‘APPiness’ in your new hometown and serve you well in visiting other locations around the country as well.

  1. Meetup

The Meetup application offers a great opportunity for healthcare professionals to join groups with like-interests in your area. The app not only filters based on your location, but also has numerous categories for specifically helping you target events and social groups that are important to you. There is also the ability to customize your dashboard and base it on your interests in categories like, Career & Business, Outdoors & Adventure, Health & Wellness, Language & Culture, Hobbies & Crafts and many more. The app also allows you to generate your own social events calendar and email communication so group leaders can coordinate the events.

  1. The League

What makes The League unique is it not only serves as a premium dating service in linking people with other driven professionals, passionate in their fields, but it also offers internal groups and scheduled social events specific to your interests and what you are looking for. Each day, the company launches a ‘Happy Hour’ and churns out prospects who meet your preferences and ones who you have things in common with. The community is balanced in that it maintains a community of engaged professionals who are also seeking a relationship. What makes this platform standout from others is that there is a waiting list to join, but all accounts are authenticated, so you know you are linking up with legitimate professionals.

  1. Waze

Figuring out the roadways in a new city can be a daunting task. That is where Waze comes in. This map-navigation app operates in real-time and helps you navigate busy highways and roadways, while offering alternate routes, based on traffic conditions, to get you there faster. Even if you are not in a hurry, the app allows you to plan an arrival time based on the status of the roads and one’s schedule. The company also offers a carpool feature which allows commuters to travel together in sharing the road and the cost of gas.

  1. Zillow

Looking for a new place in your new city has never been easier with Zillow. This app serves as a one-stop shop for buying, renting and selling homes in any given area. It provides options to help plan your move, manage your moving finances and even securing a local realtor. There are numerous helpful benefits to the app and per its site, including mortgage and debt-income calculators and filters to narrow one’s search. Currently, the company is even offering best practices in trying to buy, sell or rent during the COVID-19 epidemic as well.

  1. Venmo

Venmo is a cash-exchange application which puts emphasis on the social aspect for services rendered. Similar to social media, the app has a social feed where you can not only monitor your activity, but see what your connections are doing as well, making how you connect with your family and friends memorable. You can also use the app to transfer money to your bank account and directly pay merchants too. What sets it aside from its competition is that payment transfers are usually free as fees are waived if you link it to a bank account, prepaid card or debit card.


Click HERE and HERE for Parts 2 and 3, respectively, in the ‘Appiness’ series.

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