FoodHigh.Membership Is A Yelp For Stoners
Anari Sengbe hopped up on the TechCrunch Disrupt 2015 Hackathon stage right now to current an app with an purpose to assist ganja shoppers take pleasure in smoking weed and consuming on the similar time. Enter FoodHigh.Membership, an app that locates good meals for stoners, based mostly on peer evaluations.
The thought got here to Sengbe final night time whereas toking and coding within the midst of our Hackathon mayhem. “I can’t hack with out smoking,” Sengbe stated, flashing an enormous smile.
Hackathons are lengthy (ours is 24 hours) and one is sure to get the munchies sooner or later – notably if one is taking a number of hits from a joint. A lightbulb went off and the gaming startup founder by day introduced forth FoodHigh.Membership.
The app is simply out there on Android for now – iOS quickly to comply with. Followers of Mary Jane merely pull up the app and both “spark,” which introduces an inventory of suggestions already obtainable from numerous eating places close by, or they will begin a dialog with different people who smoke and add their very own suggestion.
Customers also can discover good meals based mostly on the pressure of weed they use. “You begin questioning about individuals who attempt totally different strains and what sort of meals tastes good with it,” Sengbe stated.
These utilizing the app begin to determine related meals for his or her wants as others vote up or down totally different suggestions however can’t order tasty fare via the app but (Sengbe simply made it yesterday so partnership orders can be troublesome to have already). As an alternative, it brings them to the restaurant web sites for ordering. Sengbe informed me the aim is to ultimately combine eating places for a seamless ordering expertise.
Typically marijuana-targeted apps adhere to native regulation. Nevertheless, FoodHigh.Membership doesn’t promote weed. It simply hooks stoners up with good meals. It’s additionally necessary for Sengbe to take care of privateness. “Individuals might not need everybody figuring out they’re excessive and hungry,” he stated.
The objective is to maintain customers as nameless as potential. The app doesn’t require customers to add a legalized medical marijuana card or personally figuring out information and all funds are made by way of bitcoin. It’s not clear how that information will stay protected when orders ultimately undergo the app and eating places might want to know the place to ship.
No matter your politics round marijuana use, legalization or meals, the app is a enjoyable concept – and comes from the genius of a badass multi-lingual, self-taught programmer who got here to the USA from the struggle-torn nation of Sierra Leone.
Sengbe can also be the founding father of gaming startup Gamerholic, which lets customers earn bitcoins for profitable on-line video games. He and his co-founder are at present on the hunt for some seed funding for his gaming startup.