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App Wrap: 'Locate Special Diet,' 'IRecycle'

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NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment "App Wrap." NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.

Locate Special Diet

It's one of the most frustrating parts about being or being with someone on an extremely restrictive diet: where to go to grab some food to accommodate that diet. Well, Locate Special Diet helps you do exactly that.

Right now, there are five diets in the app: Gluten Free, Organic/Local, Paleo, Vegan and Vegetarian. You can then choose what type of establishment you're looking for, restaurants, bars or grocery stores, and up pop, based on your location, options that can accommodate your dietary restrictions. Dive into one of the locations and you'll get directions and a website link. Plus, you can leave a tip or read a tip left by someone else, like maybe a comment about a particular dish you should try out.

Locate Special Diet is a free app for iOS and Android devices, though you can also access the website through any browser.


Similarly, one of the most frustrating aspects of trying to do the right thing for the environment is how to recycle more than just the paper and plastics you can leave by the curb. Well, iRecycle helps you find spots where you can drop off all the other stuff you'd rather not stick in a landfill.

Launch the app and you get a dozen categories, from cars to contraction materials to electronics. Click through until you land on the specific item you're trying to recycle, and the app will show you all the places nearby that'll help you do that. Again, click through for a phone number, directions and website, plus a tab for other devices that particular location accepts so that you can maybe kill two birds with one stone metaphorically without helping to contribute to hurting birds and other wildlife in the actual sense.

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