An "app mentality" or "app consciousness" -- the search for an app for everything, the almost automatic activation of an app and a concomitant reluctance to proceed if an app is lacking -- can be very limiting. And it is especially pernicious in the event that this mentality becomes the dominant mode, the dominant metaphor, for how one leads one's life.
Some of the old Rust Belt drive-ins have survived and a few have even prospered, but most have long given way to Wal-Marts, airports, shopping centers and the like. When making photographic journeys throughout the region, I always try to research where one might be found. They make for poignant images.