Ailis Grosh’s app began as a school project while she was a student at UNC-Asheville. She was motivated by the frustration she felt when she would try to find deals, only to have to keep changing screens and figure out if published content was up-to-date. A beta version of Burban is now live, with a disclaimer that since the app has not yet been released officially, information is only as-is and as-available. Grosh asks that users report any problems as final touches are being made prior to launch. The app is very straightforward. After opening it, one merely selects a day of the week and then makes a choice of food, drinks, or entertainment. Then, icons pop up where the specials are; hovering over them will release the name and address of the business, its Google and Yelp! Ratings, and what the special is. Filters are also available to narrow searches to family-friendly and pet-friendly venues. Data is compiled from internet listings, but businesses are welcome to more proactively keep Burban up-to-date or opt out of its free advertising entirely. Currently, Burban only publishes information on Asheville, but Grosh expects to expand soon.