The LiveDish team wanted to create a social network-based restaurant review directory for foodies to find the most talked about restaurant in a location. The basic idea was to give food lovers the advantage of previewing a restaurant before they chose to go there.
Based on this request, the HubSpire team leveraged the Facebook platform to re-populate a user’s friends within LiveDish’s iOS and Android mobile apps. The availability of a network and platform to share culinary experiences made things easy.
By turning something as simple and picky a topic as food into a subject of review through the power of words, images, and firsthand experiences, the engineers at HubSpire managed to build an interface where friends and influential foodies could mingle with each other easily and share their opinions on the culinary strengths of a kitchen in the city. Driven by judgment and recommendations, the app turned itself into a first-rate food taster.
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For the website, we relied on ASP.net and the MVC framework. For the iOS and Android apps, we used Objective-C and Java to re-populate a user’s friends within the mobile app. The user interface enabled us to create a single data pool where restaurant reviews, menus, and food photos could be made available to users.