Going Out Tonight? Picksie Can Help You Decide Where
So, you’re out with your significant other on a Friday night. Where are you going? The first idea is to check Yelp. After getting frustrated from sifting through all the places that you would’ve liked because they are all closed after breakfast or after lunch, you now have to foot it up and down the streets of a major metro. This is not only tiresome for an increasingly lazy population, but moreover it can be very dangerous these days.
Never fear, Picksie is here.
Picksie is a new location-based discovery app available for both the iPhone and Android based mobile phones. The technology that Picksie uses to help make decisions on where two lovebirds can go during a date night or where to grab a cup of java in the AM is amazing.
Saju Thomas, Director of Business Development at Picksie, excitedly chats with us about the fun and ease behind using Picksie.
“We started in early 2009. When we started, no one else was doing recommendation engines for places.” Saju said.
Picksie had its first launch on the iPad in September of 2009. A short time after, the iPhone, iPod and Android apps followed.
“Our goal was to originally have the entire recommendation process be based off of the ‘use and review’ model. It was not necessarily based off of a recommendation engine concept. The ratings were driving the whole recommendation, but we decided to take it a step further.”
The ending result is what is going to be the next pandemonium in the recommendation-based engine platform. Picksie will use revolutionary mobile app technology to cut the excess out of the decision making process down to only what applies based on the weather, time of day and of course the taste of the user. It constantly improves itself to meet your unique tastes.
“We want to simplify the decision making process.”
Picksie is in its early stages, and already has a tremendous jump in user-friendliness when compared to Yelp. The decision making process is truly easier.
Picksie is in preparation for its national launch; currently Picksie only services two metro areas; New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Picksie is definitely something to watch out for!