Hid­den Gems – Detroit Field Guide

Show­ing you the best lo­cal places to eat and drink

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This site is meant for mo­bile users who need a quick way to lo­cate the hid­den gems of Detroit when vis­it­ing.

Find­ing a great place is hard when you’re in a new city and even harder when peo­ple rec­om­mend the same thing all the other tourists visit. Hid­den Gems lets you search the cross streets you are at to find the high­est-rated lo­ca­tion within walk­ing dis­tance. You’re also able to search by what type of drink or food you like.

The sim­plic­ity of the web­site comes down to the main search bar as well as the places you’re look­ing to go. When search­ing, the site uses a ge­olo­ca­tion API when find­ing the clos­est place. A per­son look­ing for a place to eat or drink in a city is typ­i­cally check­ing their phone for the clos­est lo­ca­tion after an event. The over­all dark tone makes the search stand out and it gives a hid­den se­cret vibe, sug­gest­ing they’re go­ing some­where spe­cial. The idea is to get the user the info they want, fast and with­out any hur­dles.

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(1) A hid­den menu makes the process less clut­tered and more sim­pli­fied. (2) This search box can han­dle the lo­ca­tion of cross streets or what type of food or drink you’re in­ter­ested in to help find some­thing suit­able. (3) The ‘Show Me Some­thing New’ but­ton searches for a place that’s the clos­est to you based on what­ever you en­tered in the search box. Log­ging in lets you keep track of where you’ve checked be­fore so you don’t get re­sults of places you’ve been. (4) You can de­cide to search for re­sults with rat­ings above a cer­tain num­ber to make sure you’re go­ing to a worth­while place. (5) User Rat­ings ap­pear here as well as the open­ing hours. This en­sures you don’t waste time on lo­ca­tions that are closed when you’re ready to go out. (6) Easy to use mo­bile in­ter­face shows just what you need and noth­ing more. (7) If you aren’t sure of your sur­round­ings, click­ing on the ad­dress will au­to­mat­i­cally open up Google Maps on your desk­top or phone and give you the best driv­ing or walk­ing route to your lo­ca­tion.

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