17 Jul

If you have an iPhone 3g or have upgraded your 1st generation iPhone to 2.0, you can download the Urbanspoon app (website here). This clever application figures out your location and loads restaurants that are near you. Just give your phone a shake, and the device spins like a slot machine, and voila! You have a random place for a meal. You can lock the location, cuisine, and/or price to fine-tune the results.

Then, you click through and you get the restaurant’s phone number and address. This is easily the coolest app I’ve downloaded so far, and it’s available (without the slot effect) for any web-enabled cellphone here.

3 Responses to “Urbanspoon”

  1. Timothy Domst July 18, 2008 at 12:25 am #

    Good thing you’re a lawyer who can afford 1. an iPhone and the fees and 2. to eat out all the time.

  2. Eric P. July 18, 2008 at 10:27 am #

    I have version 1.0, which consists of my finger and a phone book. I won’t be upgrading at this time.

  3. Dan July 19, 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    Joel Rose is now against it and Wendt will bankroll him. It appears poor people will be most likely to use the slot feature and, because they come from neighborhoods with fewer health food restaurants, will be directed to visit restaurants that cook their foods in trans fats and who serve whole milk rather than soy.

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