Taste app shows you where the locals eat

移动互联 2017-10-02 阅读原文

You know you have a favorite pizza place in town.


Taste

If you've lived where you are for any length of time, you've got an opinion on where to go for the best burger in town. Or best sushi. Or best pizza.

Makers of the app Taste are counting on your fierce loyalties toward local establishments to power their new offering to the world of dining apps.

Taste, which launched in August, is based on favorites.

There are nine categories covering coffee, burgers, drinks, pizza, sushi and more. For each category, you pick a favorite. When you pick one, that favorite gets 100 points toward its ranking.

"You only get one -- you can't give 5 stars to everything, you have to make a decision," said Zac Dixon, Taste's creative director.

In that way, you can bypass a pile of lukewarm or even spiteful reviews and get a fairly straightforward take on the popularity of local restaurants.

After you've soul-searched and made your choice, you can check in to restaurants as you visit them. The more you visit in a category, the more your opinion is worth. The app sets milestones for you to complete, like checking in at least once to each of the top 3 locations in a category. When you complete a milestone, you earn more points, increasing the point value of your opinion.

You may be thinking at this point, another dining app? The field is crowded as it is.

You're absolutely correct. There'sYelp, of course, with its 135 million reviews since 2005 . AroundMe will show you what's … around you. Or there are more specific-use dining apps like Bar Roulette , which finds the best-rated bar near you and calls an Uber to get you there while keeping it a surprise.

Still, recent data suggest there's plenty of room for more of these apps. A 2016 survey from RetailMeNot , in which respondents could select multiple options, found 37 percent of those surveyed have used their phones to research new restaurants. Forty-nine percent have used their phones to look at a menu. And if folks are between the ages of 25 and 34, they are 60 percent more likely to research a new restaurant on their phone.

With all that in mind, Taste thinks it can distinguish itself through simplicity.

Dixon and Taste CEO Andy Seavers first got the idea for their app back in 2015. Production on the current version started in April. Taste sprung partly from debating what the best coffee shop inNashville was with friends at a time when Dixon first took a liking to the beverage.

The app itself is colorful but uncluttered, and really the only data you see is favorites. And you can't review restaurants in other cities, which means you won't run into a 2012 review from an out-of-towner complaining about getting shortchanged on fried pickles at a bar.

By the way, if you are that out-of-towner, Taste could be a good way to figure out where the locals eat.

"When someone comes to Charleston [South Carolina], it's not just that they're asking what my favorite is because they just want to have a good burger, they really want to have to best experience possible," he said.

For now, Taste is only available on iOS, but the pair does plan to release an Android version sometime in the future.

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