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Popular travel app gives customers greater control

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Heading down I-65 or any road throughout the country, you'll see signs letting you know what's ahead. It maybe a gas station, a restaurant, or even a place to where you can rest. 

The developer of the iExit app says they can remove the headache often associated with trying to figure out where to exit using his application. 

"...you could put all the content of the billboards you see up and down the road and put them into a location based app," said Evan Metrocket, creator of iExit. "Once I learned about the iphone.  Once I learned what it can do. I realized I could use its location to tell me what's coming up at upcoming exits and the businesses there."

Metrocket's iExit app lets users know what stores, hotels, or restaurants are approaching.  In some cases, it maybe able to give you a coupon as well. Metrocket decided to drop the .99 downloading fee. After that happened, the number of downloads skyrocketed tens of thousands. 

"On Saturday of this past week, I was the number one free travel app. That's above Google earth.  That's above uber," said Metrocket. 

The success means Metrocket can expand his company.  He was two part-time employees now and hopes to hire a full-time employee in the near future. 
Metrocket  also hope to forge a stronger relationship with businesses looking to reach more customers. 


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