From four dudes who all went to either Cal or Stanford (and probably also see nothing wrong with rooting for vampires and werewolves), Ness is a just-launched Peninsula-HQ'd iPhone app that combs through shloads of your social media data to give you "smart" filter-able restaurant recs tailored specifically to your personal tastes.
Here's how it works: first put on some pants. Ok, phew. Now download the app to your iPhone, rate 10 restos you've been to on a simple 1-to-5-star scale, then hook the app up with access to your Facebook and Foursquare accounts. From there it'll spit out recs based on stuff like places you or your friends have checked in at, preferred cuisines, and aggregate popularity across their network, then you can sort all of your results by distance, price, and ratings, or you can just assume Russian Dolls will be on top and skip that step entirely.
And because they're still trying to score more Facebook friends than that cryptid in the Scottish Highlands, expect more similarly buzz-worthy content-curating apps for music and nightlife, which is usually much better for vampires. No, werewolves. Ugh, screw it -- Go BearCards!!!
Published: October 11, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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