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  • Htet Wai Than Htay, left, Aye Myat Thu, center, and Myat Thiha use their mobile phones as they sit inside a Lotteria Co. restaurant at the Junction Square shopping mall in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Myanmar's efforts to catch up with the world around it after half a century of military rule is being put to the test this week as a summit of government and business leaders fills hotels and stretches phone networks. Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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June 05, 2013|By Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins | RedEye

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story called the GoLakeview app the first to highlight a specific neighborhood. There are apps for other Chicago neighborhoods available as well. RedEye apologizes for the error.

Lakeview and Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce have partnered to launch GoLakeview, an app available for download through iTunes or Google Play stores.

The app offers a variety of features, including a calendar of community events, news, parking information and location-based searches of area businesses.

Search results are filtered by category, providing users with the ability to find business hours and get directions linked to their phone’s GPS app. Users can also find discounts and special offers in the “Daily Specials” section.

GoLakeview also will keep residents up to date on local news through the resident info section, featuring links to their local alderman’s office, street cleaning information, crime information and more.

In addition, the app’s “Ask Lakeview” feature allows users to access articles provided by Lakeview businesses related to health, automotive care, home improvement, beauty and relaxation.

“We are thrilled to create this partnership with the Lakeview and Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce to launch this new Mobile app,” said Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Maureen Martino in a press release. "We wanted to create a tool that would encourage residents and visitors to go out to explore and enjoy Lakeview, one of Chicago’s great neighborhoods.”

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