My wife and I are chronic wanderlusters. The only place we don’t want to live is whatever location we currently find ourselves. In the last 12 hours, we’ve seriously looked at places in Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Brooklyn and Portland. Because of this, Chelsea is constantly sending me houses to look at. I care much more about the actual location than the inside of the house and I like to use WalkScore.com to get a good idea of amenities that are a close walk, bike ride or bus trip away.
Copying and pasting address from one browser tab to another is way too much work for a geek like me. Using one of my favorite iOS apps, Workflow, I built a workflow that pulls the address from the Zillow url, populates a WalkScore url and shows it in a pop up window.
So when Chelsea sends me a new house over iMessage, I can press and hold on the url, click share, then Run Workflow and run my script. I suppose a next level evolution would be to reply “Yes please!” to anything over 70, but that seems a bit on the nose.
Here is the script for all your walkable house hunting adventures: