|Description||restaurant social network|
Urbanspoon allows users to find everything about local restaurants. Users can read user submitted recommendations and reviews as well as from critics.
It was acquired by IAC on April 29, 2009 for an undisclosed sum of money. The team will continue to work on Urbanspoon under the new parent.
Urbanspoon is a part of the CityGrid Media advertising group.
|Launch Date||July 10, 2008|
Urbanspoon provides you with many local options when choosing a restaurant for dinner. After using the phone’s GPS to detect restaurants in the area, Urbanspoon presents you with a slot machine-like listing of cuisine types and price. To activate the slot machine, you give the phone a hard shake (the accelerometers inside the phone will measure the movement). The dials will spin around a few times, and you’ll be presented with a suggested restaurant (you can shake again if you’re not satisfied