ScoutMobIf you log in to wi-fi at your local coffee house, chances are you’ve seen the Skyblox landing page, offering up news, info and deals for the neighborhood. Now the online access provider has a sibling –

Scoutmob launched in January offering daily 50 percent off coupons to local eateries like Murphy’s and Octane. However, instead of printing or clipping, these coupons are sent directly to your iPhone (and, yes, there is an app for that in the iTunes store) or other smartphone device.

The daily deals must be downloaded to your phone that day (there’s a running clock on the homepage showing how long you have and how many have already got it), but you have three-months to cash it in at the participating restaurant or business.

Along with these virtual coupons, Scoutmob also offers fun features and news stories, while Liza Dunning (who pens Atlanta INtown’s monthly Scout on the Town column) rounds up events, shows, exhibits and other tidbits of info.

You can find out about Scoutmob’s deals via the iPhone app, subscribing to the daily e-newsletter, following on Twitter (@Scoutmob), at the Facebook fan page and, of course, online at

– Collin Kelley

Collin KelleyEditor

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.