Spot

☀☀☀☀☀ Spot is Google Maps meets social media. This app allows users to create their own profiles and mark favorite restaurants, parks or other locations. These “spots” can be sent (with photos) to friends. Other users can follow you, like or comment on your spots. What’s more: the app tracks a user’s location and suggests popular spots. There is even a global discover page that details spots from around the world. Journalists could use Spot to show where they find news and share that, AP-style. —Kyle Dowd

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