The more I use iPhone social apps which feature user reviews, the more I like it. Yelp has long been a favorite among iPhone users because it does that crowd sourcing social thing that’s all the rage.
Some online customer reviews are not to be trusted, of course, but the trend toward like or don’t like, good or bad, can be unmistakable as the number of reviews and reviewers adds up. Here’s yet another free iPhone restaurant recommendation app to try.
4-million Ratings Can’t Be Wrong
One of the benefits of living in Metropolis is the sheer number of people who can contribute a perspective to a restaurant review (not to mention the sheer number of restaurants to review).
Ness is a free Yelp-like iPhone app which focuses only on restaurants. That makes it a good choice for larger cities where the dining choices are plenty.
Dining recommendations are quick, too. Ness knows where you are and finds what’s nearby.
Favorites can be saved, and it’s a simple tap to get to a map and directions. Reservations can also be made through OpenTable, and detailed restaurant menus are available.
Navigating Ness is straightforward. Let your finger do the walking. Find a place that looks interesting and save it. Once you’ve tried it, rate it so others get an idea of your perspective.
Ness comes with the standard array of sharing options, and even lets you browse Instagram photos from users who took the time to take a snapshot (I’m not into the whole photograph your food thing).
Standard iPhone layout and usage, right?
Ness can be summed up as just another locations app with user reviews, but since the focus of attention is on dining establishments, it’s a worthy addition to your iPhone, even if you use Yelp.
The map view makes it easy to see what’s nearby but you can search for specific cuisine if you want.
Ness also claims to learn a little about your dining habits (types of food, not how well you handle a knife or fork or how well you tip) and makes recommendations accordingly.
When it comes to bulk information, Yelp has a big head start are many more users, but it’s nice to find an app that gets used by city dwellers regularly and has reviews that are of the non-Yelp variety.