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by Kevin Thompson

When you have children, your day rarely goes as planned and you may occasionally find yourself in search of food or entertainment for the family. Sproutable makes finding these nearby family-friendly restaurants and activities a breeze. Sproutable can determine your location automatically when using a location-aware device, and its responsive design scales both horizontally and vertically so that it's sure to work on nearly any device regardless of screen size, bandwidth, or browser.

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20 Comments so far

  1. Chris Barnes said on 10/14/2011 8:06:27 AM

    VERY well done. Congrats on the best design award!

  2. Jolita said on 9/14/2011 10:21:50 AM

    This is awesome! The search results were better than what I've gotten on Google.

  3. Rick Curran said on 9/13/2011 7:58:26 AM

    Excellent work, challenging to get something looking good *and* being very functional / useful!

  4. ISOMERIC said on 9/8/2011 1:44:49 PM

    Cool Kevin... It looks good, of course. What's more it works!

  5. shawn said on 9/8/2011 1:43:05 PM

    Absolutely brilliant! Would love to read the blog article about how it was built someday.

  6. Adam Becker said on 9/8/2011 1:22:39 PM

    Couldn't believe this is 10k! Great app, nice job Kevin! The geolocation at the beginning is a particularly nice touch.

  7. Chris OBrien said on 9/8/2011 1:19:57 PM

    Great app Kevin. I can definitely see myself using this one!

  8. Lucianna said on 9/8/2011 1:31:22 AM

    You rock KEV!!

  9. Carol said on 9/7/2011 5:39:16 PM

    Great job Kevin!!

  10. Kristy said on 9/7/2011 8:37:02 AM

    It came out great!

  11. Ryan Vosburg said on 9/6/2011 10:36:30 AM

    Came out awesome! Looks great on my macpro, mbp ipad and iphone!

  12. Jed Bridges said on 9/6/2011 10:23:26 AM

    Nice job!

  13. Kevin Thompson said on 9/6/2011 10:01:59 AM

    Sure Edward. In addition to Yelp's API and a few media queries, I've also employed Google Maps, both static and dynamic as well as jQuery and Typekit (for the logo). In order to create some of the visual flair (such as the stroke around the logo) I used a bit of CSS3 along with webkit transitions. I'll go into more detail soon in a blog post, but if you have any specific questions you can reach me by email ( or on Twitter (@kevinthompson).

  14. Edward J. Stembler said on 9/6/2011 9:50:30 AM

    Very cool! Besides responsive design and Yelp, would you mind sharing which technologies you used?

  15. Kevin Thompson said on 9/6/2011 9:48:18 AM

    Drew, technically there is no explicit "vote" to be cast, but according to the contest rules, "visitors will be asked to rate each eligible entry by tweeting it, liking it on Facebook, or leaving a comment." So essentially sharing the link or posting a positive comment counts as a vote.

  16. Drew said on 9/6/2011 9:44:02 AM

    how do i vote for it?

  17. Kevin Thompson said on 9/6/2011 9:36:03 AM

    Thanks Garth. Since the application is built to be completely responsive, you simply need to open the same application URL (by navigating to this page or the 10k Apart home page and clicking "Launch App"). The application code is the same whether you're using a desktop browser or mobile device so you can also mimic the mobile or low resolution behavior by resizing your browser window.

  18. Garth Humbert said on 9/6/2011 9:35:15 AM

    Turned out great Kevin! How do I get it on my phone?

  19. Garth Humbert said on 9/6/2011 9:30:50 AM

    Turned out great Kevin! How do I get it on my phone?

  20. Sam Beckham said on 9/6/2011 8:47:55 AM

    Wow. I've never seen anything actually useful on 10K apart before. This is an amazing effort, I can definitely see myself using this. Well done

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