Rehoboth Beach has a long history spanning several generations, and there have been many (mostly positive) changes and improvements made in Delaware’s favorite seaside resort over the years.

And we’re going to talk about one of those changes today, specifically as it relates to technology and your ability to keep up to date on everything that’s happening in and near the “Nation’s Summer Capital.”

Now we think we do a pretty good job of keeping everyone “in the know” about things that are happening here in coastal Delaware. But we also realize that we’re not the complete and total end-all for Rehoboth Beach news and information.

But what we’re seeing over the last few years here in the resort is a growing number of mobile applications, or “apps,” addressing everything from tourist and restaurant news, to shopping, ride shares and much more.

So today, we’re going to list a few of our favorite mobile apps that specifically cater to the greater Rehoboth Beach area. There are more than what we'll list here, to be sure. But these are a few of the larger ones, as well as some of our favorites.

So, let’s take a look at several ways you can “stay connected” whether you’re residing in or simply visiting Rehoboth Beach.

Rehoboth In My Pocket – Brought to you by the notorious Rehoboth Foodie, this app for iPhone and Android users keeps you up to date on all of the great food-related news in Rehoboth Beach. So if you want to know where to find the best crab cake in town, or what new restaurants will be opening in time for the next summer season, this is a great app to have on your phone. It’s available at both the App Store and on Google Play for $3.99.

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Park Mobile – When summer rolls around, the parking meters will return all up and down Rehoboth Avenue, as well as other main streets in the resort. Download the Parkmobile app today and pay your parking fees directly from your smartphone, and spend more time on the beach! It’s free and available for download at the App Store, on Google Play and at the Windows Store.

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Rehoboth Beach Visitor's Guide – A good place to start if you're new to town, or just visiting, this mobile app will keep you up to date on all things happening in and around Rehoboth Beach. Examples include performances at the bandstand, events at the convention center, parking information and much more. It's free to download on both the App Store and on Google Play.

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Get Out – With an emphasis on local entertainment, the Get Out app is managed by three local companies and provides up-to-date information on venues, performers, events, restaurants and much more. It’s free to download and is available at both the App Store and Google Play.

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Tanger Outlets – There are, of course, plenty of great shopping options in and around Rehoboth Beach, including the Tanger Outlets on Route 1. Download Tanger’s mobile app to remain in the know about events and sales going on at the outlets. It’s free to download at both the App Store and on Google Play.

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Funland – Now, here’s a fun Rehoboth themed app for the kids, brought to you by the owners of Funland. Play four mini-games on the app, including Tic-Tac-Toe, Boardwalk Dash, Memory Match and Sliding Puzzle, the last of which features a collection of Funland images that your kids can put back together. There is also up-to-date information on Funland’s rides and attractions. Download the app at both the App Store and Google Play for free.

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WRDE – Managed by Sussex County's only network television affiliate, this mobile app will keep you current on all of the news, weather and sports happening in and around the resort. WRDE is part of the NBC family of networks and also features local news programs and specials. Free links to the App Store and Google Play versions of this free app are listed below.

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Uber – Still relatively new to coastal Delaware, Uber is the nation’s premier ride sharing service. The company has only provided service at the Delaware beaches for about a year, but it is gaining in the marketplace. You can order a ride anytime via the Uber mobile app, which can be downloaded for free at both the App Store and at Google Play.

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