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Saugatuck Douglas Area Businesses are Now Mobile!

Now Available on Apple and Android devices, The Saugatuck Douglas Map App is an interactive, free mobile application that puts our businesses as well as historical landmarks, public art, local events and more in the palm of your hand. This guide provides handy Google maps of our local businesses to help you plan, discover and navigate your way around our area.

The New Saugatuck Douglas Map App allows the user to find info and contact information for businesses in the Saugatuck Douglas area; Discover historical landmarks & public art descriptions; Share your experience by posting tips and hints with fellow travelers in the comment section; Post a pic and show us how much fun you are having, or share a beautiful sunset; Easily find what you want with maps integration; Keep current with special events and concerts and more!

“I’ve noticed how many people depend on their mobile devices to look for businesses and find events in our towns and that Traverse City has had great success with their mobile app,” said Gregory Muncey, SDABA Administrator. “Engaging visitors on every media platform along with our visitor’s guide can insure bringing more business to our businesses, especially younger folks that are increasingly using phones as navigational tools.”

The App was built by Julie Abel of Jabber Design who has also built apps for The Saugatuck Douglas Historical Center, The City of Douglas, and many businesses in our area. “This year, US adults will spend 1 hour and 54 minutes a day using apps on their smartphones, 7 minutes more than last year. In contrast, they’ll only surf the mobile web on their phones for 19 minutes a day, a decline of 2 minutes from last year,” said Julie. “In other words, apps will account for 86% of adults’ non-voice smartphone time this year, with the mobile web accounting for just 14%.”

Easy to download, simply go to iPhone or Android App stores on mobile devices and search Saugatuck Douglas Map App. Turn on geo-location to sort business listings by proximity and enable messaging to receive periodic deals and exclusive invitations because, as an app user, you will be offered exclusive invitations such as food and drink specials, event reminders and more. While all SDABA businesses are currently populated, check back often while we add new businesses, historical landmarks and public art descriptions as well as new interactive features. It’s a great way for visitors to see what’s new and for locals to keep up on events and more!