Introducing Let's Eat a Restaurant/Cafe Review Application for the Steem Blockchain

in steem •  last year  (edited)

I am pleased to announce to the Steem Community a project I have been working on since Lisbon.


Let's Eat is an android mobile application for the Steem Blockchain that helps you find and share places to eat on the go.

Food Reviews on the Steem Blockchain!



Let's Eat is available for download from the play store

About Me (@eroche)

I have been a passionate traveller and explorer for as long as I can remember. I have brought the Culture Vulture Challenge to Steemit and one of my first series of posts was a series on my Travel experiences around the world.

Food

Food has always been a big part of my travel experiences. From Churros in Spain, Waffles in Belgium, Mezze in Lebanon and Sushi in Japan, I love good food and I write about it on Steem. When I travel I never choose to have breakfast in the hotel I am staying. Every trip is a chance to discover something new.

With Let's Eat I want to bring more food reviews to Steem and enhance the discovery experience.

Steem/it

There are already great food reviews on Steem/it already but they are not always easy to find. Let's Eat makes it easier to post and browse food reviews on the go.

Let's Eat users:

  • are incentivised to produce high quality reviews
  • can discover places to eat near them
  • can earn Steem from the Steem Community for their Reviews

Posting is made effortless with posting templates. Browsing reviews on the go is with a map view and locator. You will find nearby places and reviews that have been posted on Steem.

Bringing Steem to New Users

Not only will this app appeal to existing Steemians but it will make Steem more accessible for a wider audience! Anyone can use the app you don't even need a Steem account to use it to find nearby places.

Is this another Yelp or TripAdvisor?

This app is about food reviews; restaurants, cafes, delis even street stalls but this app is fundamentally different than existing products.
The motivation is to create a new technology that enables people to benefit from the features of a decentralised Blockchain.

Beta Features

The version I am launching today is a beta. We plan to develop this offering over time and while the first version does not include all the bells and whistles, it is fun to use and already really useful.

  • You can track your review posts and see how much you have earned.
  • You can discover places near you.
  • You can compose posts including photos and finish them later.

Do I need a Let's Eat account?

You can use the app without an account but if you wish to post you will need to sign into Let's Eat with your Steem Account via Steemconnect.
As the number of apps on Steem grows you may find your feed becomes full of different types of posts, My approach to this is to set up separate Steem accounts for different audiences. I am going to use @eroche.food for posting about my food experiences but Let's Eat will work with any account and because login is via Steemconnect you can be assured we never store or see your passwords.

Take a quick tour of Let's Eat with with this demo video

To get an overview of the app you can watch the demo video on the play store.

Try Let's Eat today

Give it a try today, You can download it for free without needing to log in. If you want to make a post you can use your main account or set up a dedicated one on www.steemit.com.
Please note your active key is necessary for signing in to Let's Eat via Steemconnect.

Feedback

This is a work in progress so there may be beta bugs, but together we will build the best blockchain food discovery app on Steem!

Please let me know what you think, what works what doesn't work, features you would like to see in future versions. Be honest and we will build this app together to benefit the Steem community.



Updates

Over the next few days I will post some tutorials covering different aspects of the app so stay tuned, follow @letseat and we will explore the features of the app together.
We hope you enjoy Let's Eat, please recommend it to your friends and star it on the play store.

Happy Eating!



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Great idea.
Resteemed.

Thanks ;)

Nice
Well done, great post
Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience..

Another great application using Steem! I actually made a post about a really nice lunch restaurant in January that I would actually like use as a basis for making review using this app. Great work!

By the way, this is a brilliant way to incentivize restaurants to create a Steem account, too. If a restaurant makes a Steem account and buys Steem Power they can upvote the positive reviews. :D Of course, they might risk a scandal if they did not do it anonymously and even then if they do it too brazenly. :D

But whatever creates buying pressure on STEEM is a great thing!

I didn't even thought about that scenario. All for the love of steem maybe? Hahahaha

This is a nice idea. Can you share an image of how a review posted in the App will appear in steemit web?

Sure thing, check out the tag #letseat for some examples. Just to make the point this is the first version, I am open to suggestions and feedback on how you would like it to appear.

Super cool and very well done! Thanks for sharing!

Good idea! It needs a iOS version.

Came here to ask pretty much this. Is there plans for an iOS version @eroche?

You did it while in Lisbon, huh? My city is really the best! :P
I was wondering if you know Zomato, another restaurant review app. I worked for them some years ago and it is almost the same (except zomato doesnt have the payment per review). Following and thinking about downloading it :)

Lisbon is great. I had such a wonderful time. I hope you try let's Eat and if you have insights to share from your time at Zomato I would love to hear them too.

do let's eat have any website where i can use it from my computer?

That is on the roadmap, we are working on it. I see you make some food reviews with steepshot, that's a great app too to use for doing reviews. I'll keep you posted.

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Congrats! Good luck with this. I'm gonna try it and see what I can add in regards to Hanoi.

I'll have to visit Hanoi to try out the places you review 😀 it's on the list

I just posted a review. I'm gonna have fun with the app.

great app, I used to review food at any places I visited using google map local guide. its time to do on steem.

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its time to do on steem.

It sure is let's do it. Steem on.

This is great! I often provide updates of eateries and would def contribute and use this wonderful app.

Hey Eroche, love the idea of a blockchain "yelp". I don't have an android based system so I'll have to wait until this merges over to iOS but I resteemed. Bon appetite!

Appreciate the resteem 👍

This app was introduced to me via Steemhunt and this is really something that is really nice. I immediately downloaded the app to see what's in store and also to check if it will be able to cover our local shops and to my surprise YES they were. From restos to even water station they have it! I will be using this app for sure when I created my blog thanks for this one.

I hadn't come across Steemhunt before what a great idea. Thanks letting me know about that review.

Congratulation and thanks for sharing! Links to your post and website were included in the Steem.center wiki page Steem Ecosystem: A-L. Thanks and good luck again!

Hi, great idea and good luck with the app! Would you maybe separate the menu into vegan/vegetarian or vegan-friendly restaurants to eat? Just like the app "Happy Cow"? Maybe a suggestion for the future?

Nice suggestions. We need more categories for finding what you like.

This is a great app. What an awesome idea. I usually cook my food but I'll download and give it a try once I get to a restaurant . Great initiative.

At last! Good thing I checked. :D

😀

Badass! This would be such a game changer for all those foodies on the steem block chain! I do I do !! I do love food so I'm now on Let'sEat! but somehow the profile pic doesn't want to show. Also, such some suggestion here. It would be good if besides choosing from the place lists that the app provides, I could type in and search for a specific place.. I tried and I couldn't do so.

Can't wait to go dine out tomorrow LOLOL haaa

Already follow your another food acct, let's see how fun this could get!

Thank you for such an app! ❤

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this is awesome. I was born for this app lol. Thanks for making this. I downloaded and did my first review. I love how all my local restaurants are already in there. My review posted to my steemit blog but I do not see it on the app itself in my phone. I did get a pop up that said "unspecified error" I assume there are still some bugs so I just wanted to let you know what I experienced.

Ha ha thank you, glad you liked it.

I love it and a decentralized review app is much needed. Yelp has too much power here in the states and it can be easily manipulated. Any clue if google will index the reviews on the app in their search somehow? That could be huge in terms of Local SEO for restaurants.

All the reviews will be posted on Steem so they will also show up on steemit.com.

This is a great question someone with more knowledge of how google indexes content may be able to answer it but I will certainly be looking to promote reviews as much as possible.

I bring on a lot of new users to steemit and I will encourage them to download and use this. It's really cool and easier way for newbies to earn a little steem from me than writing long form blog content. Great job!!! I love this. Just did my second review. Considering I eat out ever meal this will be fun for me.

What a good app and idea!

Nice

Hey @eroche congratulations on the launch!

Thanks for your support, it means a lot.

Congratz for everything @eroche, lets eating :)

Great to see this released after you gave me a preview when we met up. I've just installed it and it came up with all my local food places. I'll look at doing a review soon

Awesome, thanks @steevc

Very nice project @letseat I hope it will attract a lot of users. Isn't there a similar project out of Korea? Can't remember the name right now.

There is a korean app which @clayop wrote about a few days ago. Here is the link

I am not that close to the @tasteem project but from looking at the website we will be operating in the same area but I think @letseat will have quite different features. I will blog about these features of @letseat over the next few days.

Will it also include places that allow you to pay by cryptocurrency?

It will include any place that people wish to add. I am sure a few crypto cafes will be the first places to get a review.

Here is the one in Dublin

Sure, you need lots of places to make the application useful. Just wondering if you will have a filter or something that allows you to find just the ones that accept crypto :)

No IOS love? All the interesting apps are on Android these days due to Apple's strict code of practices.

I eat out a LOT so could use this and contribute to the reviews too.

@slobberchops, Apple sure is on the roadmap but will be some time off yet.

I'm really tempted to get an Android device just because all the cool crypto apps are on it. It looks like the Electroneum miner is not happening now and god knows what else.

My first smart phone was a windows phone and I refused to get an android or apple for years. I am so glad I gave in in the end :)

Android seems easier and cheaper to develop on, and to get listed in the play store so that is probably the reason more crypto apps are going down that road. Many people on Steemit seem to have apple phones though.

Let's eat on steemit is a really cool idea.
No criticism from me yet,I feel it's a good work so far.
Thanks and happy eating to you too.

this is a nice project for the community.

This is a wonderful idea! I love sharing my Food Adventures on Steemit and this sounds like the perfect application to use. I also love to read other's food blogs and this would make it so much easier to decide where to eat !

Interesting! With a good rate of coffee I will review this in detail, successes!

good work!!!!

Thanks @gargon

What a good app and idea!

Nice one man! Is it difficult to develop apps like this on steemit?

There are assume very easy to use APIs available for connecting to to Steem Blockchain, so it really is no more difficult than developing an app generally. I would definately encourage you to give it a go.

If you look back through my blog I chronicled the journey.

Installed. Nice app, integrated with Steem blockchain. I'll try post a review via this app when doing a culinary tour. congrats :)

Congratz for everything @eroche, lets eating :)

I would love to use it but i use iphone. When are u launching it for ios??

Apple is on the roadmap but will be some time off yet. I will be talking with some people this week to see if I can get one sooner rather than later.

iphone user here too but this looks sweet!

Found another bug when you click Select Photos. It displays "Choose from Gallary". It should be Gallery.

Screenshot_20180606-181353.png

Nice catch, that is an easy fix and first on my list

Cool idea with the food review templates, resteemed as restaurant reviews don't make sense on steemit if you can't find them. An app where you could review recipes for us hobby cooks out there would also be nice :) Any plans for an web app or IOS version?

Great looking app @letseat :)

One thing you might want to add is a checkbox as to whether or not the restaurant accepts STEEM or SBD as payment. If the customer has the SteemWallet and the merchant is using the PalmPay(.io) point of sale software (both are free) then when you find the restaurant, you can pay them with Steem too. Hope you consider this :)

Let's eat Cafe. We'll done and welcome on board

Let's eating! This is my first experience of using this great apps. Thank you for creating this user friendly application and helping Steemian post immaculately in a short time.

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neat idea, will have to check out!

it's a great promotional place for culinary and coffe. you are amazing friend. you can visit my post in promoting coffe. thanks @letseat

Great idea @eroche. Thank you for putting this together. This can be a great way for consumers to know more about restaurants. Thanx!

Just wrote my first review using my test account @east.autovote. The image in the app is rotated wrongly.

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Great! Good luck with this nice idea. I will try it soon :)

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Wow nice work, I've got some friends that are into blogging about food, though not on steemit. I hope they'll love the app. Steem on!

This app is made for them 😀 let's bring the world to the Steem Blockchain 😉

Great to see this going live Ed. Can't wait to see how it goes!

Thanks Luke

Great to see this released after you gave me a preview when we met up. I've just installed it and it came up with all my local food places. I'll look at doing a review soon


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