Monday, June 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm.

City Notes San Francisco Is Here

Just in time for WWDC, with a special $0.99 launch price.

City Notes San Francisco

A quick update about City Notes, my local/travel guides startup. We’re going on a summer blitz of new releases, starting with today’s launch of our new San Francisco travel guide. If you’re in SF this week for WWDC, or will be visiting this year, grab it now at a special introductory price of 99 cents.

The idea, again, is to highlight the best and most interesting places in a city, not the most famous. This guide includes a great-looking, new coffee-and-toast-shop called The Mill, one of my favorite design shops in the world, Park Life, and an excellent cocktail bar close to downtown. Plus some amazing food and breathtaking outdoor views. (On a personal note, I haven’t been to San Francisco in several months, but researching this guide with some friends made me very eager to visit as soon as possible.) Anyway: 99 cents for iPhone, for a limited time.

We’re also using this opportunity to give our New York travel guide a little late-spring push with a special price, $1.99, down from $2.99. Check it out for our favorite Manhattan pizza place, a great bourbon bar, and more. With both apps, you’ll be in line for free future updates.

Next, we’ve recently redesigned our website, where we’ll be posting about gear we love, neat travel artifacts we’ve picked up around the world, and an interview series — coming soon! — with our favorite creators, much like SplatF’s beloved series. Please bookmark, add to your reader, follow us on Twitter or Tumblr, and stay tuned for more fun stuff.

Lastly, we’re now working on more guides and more cities: Paris, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Tokyo, to name a few. We’re also looking for people to get involved for future products, so sign up and get in touch if you like what we’re doing and want to play a role.

And let us know where you’re going if you’d like some help researching your next trip. I’m personally around on Twitter most of the time, and am happy to help you whenever I can. Thanks again for your attention!