If you’ve ever found yourself sitting around the house with the munchies, cursing yourself for not planning ahead and getting a couple boxes of Tagalongs and Samoas to satiate your munchie desires, well you’re in luck. There’s an app for that.
The Girl Scouts released apps for the iPhone and Android that lets you find Girl Scout cookies near you.
The free Cookie Locator lets you find cookies on sale close to you. Use your phone’s GPS location to find cookies nearby, or find cookies by ZIP code, city, or state. You can map your way to a cookie booth or share results with friends. Add the sale details automatically to your calendar so you remember to stop by and stock up on your favorites.
Pretty soon Girl Scouts will be using Square to accept payments from their iPhone they were issued when they got their smartphone badge.
The app itself has some pretty neat features although there may be some issues with how well it works. I was unable to find any cookie sales in my area no matter what period of time I chose. The app also could not locate me using my phone’s GPS so I had to manually enter my zip code. Other than that (which are the two main purposes of the app) everything else seemed to work fine.
Personally I’m still waiting for the Krispy Kreme app that alerts you when hot, fresh donuts are getting ready to be served up.