Nosh: Restaurant Food Sharing App (if you can find someone to share with)

How granular are we going to get with check-ins and reviews? How about down to the dish level? That’s what the new free Nosh for iPhone service and app sets out to do.

Nosh

Nosh provides the following functions:

+ Rate and review dishes, not places. After all, it’s the food that matters.
+ Keep up with friends and see what they’re eating. Follow friends, or anyone so long as they have great tastes!
+ Find out “what’s good here”. No more relying on the waiter.
+ Browse menus by the highest rated items, what your friends have had, or any other way you choose.
+ Check out photos of the food before you order.
+ Comment on friends’ food experiences.
+ Track what you’ve had and where. Never forget a food adventure.
+ Instant sharing to Facebook and Twitter.

In theory, this is great. In practice it is all about getting to critical mass and it isn’t there yet in my specific case. I allowed Nosh to authenicate with both my Facebook and Twitter accounts. It found precisely one person in that list that was also using Nosh that I could follow. And, that person is based several thousand miles away from where I am. Then, there’s the issue of venue accuracy. Nosh listed a couple of nearby restaurants that closed a year or more ago. One feature did find useful is that Nosh lists dishes available from a specific restaurant. Techcrunch noted that this being done by a team in India using automated tools to populate the information. I have not verified the accuracy of the dish lists.

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