Dish.fm Helps You Choose What to Eat
If you’re like me, you probably rely heavily on user-reviews on websites like Yelp and Foursquare to decide where you want to go to get something to eat. For some people, that’s the hardest part– finding a place with decent food. Well, personally, once I get to the place, I spend about ten minutes agonizing over the menu, completely unsure as to what I should order. Now, thanks to the Dish.fm app, I won’t keep my friends from starving to death! Dish.fm assists indecisive customers by searching out the best-reviewed dishes in restaurants. Powered by the millions of reviews submitted through Yelp, Foursquare, and other social media platforms, Dish.fm filters the dishes that receive the most positive reviews online. The app also utilizes Instagram and other social media image sites to provide you with a visual of the dish.
A Russian-based team by the name of Farminers Limited launched a similar app this past summer, but it was unsuccessful due to their heavy reliance on crowd-sourced date and not enough provided reviews. This new app amends this issue by utilizing existing social data and allowing users to submit their own reviews, agreements, or disagreements to their recommended dish.
Dish.fm is only available in San Francisco and New York City for the time being, but the two-market test run should tell whether this new version of the app will be able to provide accurate and helpful reviews. The app describes itself as an app “…for real foodies. Only order signature dishes worth tasting.” The app is available in iTunes. I really hope Dish.fm will be available in Los Angeles soon! It would be amazing to know exactly what I’m ordering as soon as I get to a restaurant… My friends are sweet, but I know their patience is wearing thin.