The Story Map Shortlist℠ app lets you organize points of interest into tabs that make it fun for users to explore what's in an area. Users can click on the places either in the tabs or on the map to find out about them. The tabs automatically update as users navigate around the map to show them what's interesting in their current map extent.
The Shortlist app can be used to show visitors a curated list of what's cool in a city, to showcase historic sites in a state, highlight new development, and so on. One key to successful shortlists is the number of places of interest you present—enough to be engaging but not too many that the user experience becomes cumbersome.
Each tab of places in a Shortlist is defined by a point layer in the web map the app displays. These layers can be based on spreadsheet data or shapefiles. Download the app, configure it by editing one of the files, then put it on any web server or website you have access to.