Disrupt SF Hackathon 2015


Jeong Uk Lee and John Kim are hoping a special spin on flipping via meals critiques goes that will help you determine the place to eat for lunch.

It’s an app referred to as Foodie, which the pair confirmed off on the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 hackathon. It exhibits pictures and Yelp evaluations of varied meals within the space, and customers can swipe left and proper to save lots of those that look good. The aim then is to point out how many individuals within the space additionally appreciated what confirmed up on the app.

Disrupt SF Hackathon 2015There are two objectives right here, Kim says: to determine what individuals like to assist higher decide as to the place to eat and to determine what meals and eating places are scorching in the intervening time.

Choosing new or the most effective eating places, even for lunch with buddies, requires slogging by means of an enormous listing of critiques on websites like Yelp. This can be a big headache basically, and Kim’s hope is that this might be extra light-weight by displaying consumer-generated pictures and eating places that begin off with fairly good critiques.

“We need to know the place different individuals are across the location after which have the ability to give them what’s scorching now,” Kim stated. “That’s one thing Yelp doesn’t do; it exhibits you what was scorching earlier than, however it doesn’t present what’s trending now based mostly on the climate. If it’s tremendous scorching, ice cream could possibly be trending, for instance.”

In fact there are challenges right here. It’s a hackathon undertaking, so the staff has to make it possible for it’s working soundly on not solely a technical degree, but in addition on an API connectivity degree. This isn’t the one app going after one thing comparable, with others like Nibbly on the App Retailer. However the hook, Kim says, is determining what everybody likes proper now and utilizing that to assist work out the place to go get lunch.

Up subsequent, in accordance with Kim, is hopefully a function that lets a gaggle of associates flip by way of meals pictures to determine what seems to be good and displaying the group what the consensus greatest photograph was. “It’s principally, we’re considering of doing a chat room like Slack. Consider this as a session and also you invite your folks to this individually, after which whenever you go into it you see three individuals match and what all of us need.”