iPhone + Urbanspoon = A Dinner Decision

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Now that the iPhone is on it’s way to Canada – check this out. Restaurant review site Urbanspoon has come up with a cool new iPhone application to help you decide where to eat in Kitsilano.

Urbanspoon co-founder Ethan Lowry describes his new iPhone application as a cross between a magic eight ball and a slot machine. The application works with the iPhone’s built-in accelerometers, which measure movement and the phone’s GPS functionality. That allows a person in a select neighborhood like Kits to shake the phone – which sets off a slot machine style interface that returns the highest rated nearby restaurants on Urbanspoon. They’ve been testing the device in Urbanspoon’s home town, Seattle, and it’s done a great job helping people find a good place to eat when they are seized by indecision.

Urbanspoon operates in 41 cities including Vancouver and this blog is currently the #2 Ranked Vancouver blog on their site. So, if you use this application to make your decision, chances are you’ll be using our reviews of local restaurants.

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Last modified: June 17, 2008

2 Responses to " iPhone + Urbanspoon = A Dinner Decision "

  1. Raul says:

    Wow. Cool 🙂 And you won’t be # 2 for long, soon you’ll be #1 on UrbanSpoon!

  2. darren says:

    This app is slick…sorry for the late reply. Has done wonders for my blog too! 🙂