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App of the Month: HeyLets

There are so many websites and apps that give reviews that it can become overwhelming. What to do, where to go, and what to eat becomes a challenge if relying on reviews. Many times reviews can be extremely negative, sometimes just because. The app HeyLets has solved this problem.

HeyLets is a social city and travel guide that is powered by locals and built on positivity. People only post what they like so there is nothing negative to be found. The free app allows you to personalize what your news feed will look like based off what you enjoy. You share the places you go, things you do, and what you eat therefore recommending it to others. In return you can follow and see what others have recommended from their first hand experiences and try it out for yourself!
Once you download the app it will ask you to choose your interested. This will also help in finding others who have similar interests to you. Wouldn’t you want to follow someone who has some things in common with you? You can then begin to explore and see what fun places and activies others have recommended that may suit you. Or even better something you have always wanted to try and didn’t know the place to do it.
You can decide what you want to see by filtering through the many different categories such as movies, shopping, arts & entertainment, dining out, and many more. Of course you can also filter by location. This app allows you to not only explore new things in your own city, but in 91 other countries as well.
HeyLets also gives you an influencer status. The more experiences you share the more you can build up your credibility as an influencer, and we all know how valuable you would be with this kind of platform. Companies like this influencer agency based in London, create networks of social media favourites who can promote products for them; a very lucrative form of advertising for brands and influencers. The app allows you to either become an influencer of your city or for specific categories. It is pretty cool and I enjoy looking at the many things people are recommending. When you do find what you are interested in you can add it to your wish list. I noticed a few times when I was near something that I saved to my wish list the app would alert me, which I thought was great.
Definitely give HeyLets a download and start recommending and wish listing new experiences you would like to try. Please feel free to follow me, you can find me at Holly Dayz. The app is currently available only for iOS devices at the moment.
UPDATE: 7/25/15 – HeyLets is now available for Androids!
Disclaimer: I am a HeyLets ambassador. All opinions above are my own and have not been influenced.

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  • Josselyne Hutchnz

    That is super cool. Really helps with those travel bucket lists we have. Thank you for sharing šŸ™‚

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea it is a great app for that!

  • Kita Bryant

    Love this app and can’t wait for it to be on android soon so I can check it out. I love when travel apps come alive like this I don’t think I have ran across any that was interactive.

    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, hopefully it will be available for androids soon so more people can take advantage of the app. It is very interactive and another social media avenue.

  • Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge)

    Never heard of this app before, will check it out.

    • Holly Dayz

      Great if you do send me your name so I can follow you.

  • Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    I love discovering new apps. I think this one may be a winner, I’m all about reading about people’s positive experiences. Thanks for sharing!

    • Holly Dayz

      It is pretty nice. I have a decent size wishlist. The more people that join, the more it will grow. This is a fun app.

  • LaQuisha Hall

    This sounds like an awesome app!! I just wish I had more space on my phone! LOL. Thanks for sharing!

    • Holly Dayz

      Hopefully you get more space on your phone soon for all the amazing apps out there.

  • Ramona

    Thanks for sharing. I am just now hearing about this app. It sounds like a cool resource. I like the fact that it’s built on positive sentiments and experiences. I’m downloading now!

    • Holly Dayz

      Very welcome. It is a cool resource. Found things even in my own city that I wasn’t really aware of.

  • Amber

    It’s interesting that it focuses on the positive. I kind of like reading a negative comment or two (as long as it’s honest) to get a fair/clear picture of whatever it is I’m reviewing. I enjoy using Yelp, so I will have to check this one out, too!

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea I understand what you are saying. The premise is more, people are only going to recommend what they like or enjoyed. You are going to follow people that have similar interests to what you like.

  • Nicole M Williams

    never heard about this app, but will check it out.

    • Holly Dayz

      Awesome, would love to follow you and see your experiences.

  • Camesha | Mama Motivator

    That’s a really unique idea of only including the positives. I like it.

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea it is, especially since people won’t recommend something they didn’t like.

  • Nancy Laws (@chicmompreneur)

    What a great way to discover others with similar interests, I love these kind of apps…

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea it is a great way!

  • staciesayzso

    There’s literally an app for anything you need out there. I admit I just stick with the basic ones, but this one seems cool.

    • Holly Dayz

      Ha yes pretty much. There are so many apps out there! This one is pretty cool.

  • Kerri Estella

    Does this app feature a wide range of cities? I see that it is at least international…

    • Holly Dayz

      Yes it does feature a wide range of cities. The more people who join from all around the more cities and countries will be featured.

  • heyitskaysways

    I’ve heard talks of this app, looks really interesting. Digging the fact that it actually customizes to your needs

    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, it is great that it customizes to what you like. The app is becoming more popular.

  • Tia

    This is new to me, thanks for sharing. I must admit I like to know both the good and the bad though when deciding where to stay and dine in a new city.

    • Holly Dayz

      I like to know both the good and bad too, but I also like recommendations since typically that means it’s good. They also have activities.

  • Julian @BoldFearless1

    Sounds like such a useful app! I will definitely have to check it out the next time I travel (once I get more memory on my phone!). Thanks for the info.

    • Holly Dayz

      Haha..hope you get some free space soon.

  • Moms 'N Chargeā„¢

    Love it. A friend of mine told me about this app awhile ago, but I haven’t really used it yet. I definitely need to make use of it soon!

    • Holly Dayz

      I hope you check it out soon. You may find some gems on there.

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