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.
Last modified: June 17, 2008