The app market is beginning to become saturated with all sorts of software designed to make our lives easier. If there is an app meant to remind the user to eat and drink, then there must also be an app that shows the best restaurants to do so. That’s where Marsbot steps in. Foursquare’s new app was created to offer suggestions to users before they even thought about asking.
Marsbot is currently in beta, the app being available only for iPhone users in New York and San Francisco. According to Foursquare, if the feedback is positive, they will slowly expand the area covered by the software to other big cities.
The principle on which the app functions is rather simple. When the users first install it, they will be asked to share their location. After that, every time an individual checks in a certain place, the app will remember it. Soon enough, it will have a wide database from which Marsbot will be able to sort out the areas that the user prefers, recommending them, or others that are similar to them, in the future.
Furthermore, Marsbot has access to the entire Foursquare database, including customer feedback. This means that after the program gets acquainted with the tastes of the person that is using it, it will be able to make pertinent recommendations.
Moreover, the mobile software was designed to send messages to the users when they are near a location they might be interested in.
For example, let’s say Judy is a vegetarian living in San Francisco and a Marsbot user. After the app learned her usual preferences, it will send a message like “Hello Judy, there’s a new place in the neighborhood that serves veggie burgers and falafel sandwiches. It’s San Francisco’s latest vegetarian trend.”
For the moment, the Marbot is only available for iPhone users in New York and San Francisco. For those of you who are interested in downloading it, you should hurry up and register on the waiting list because Foursquare declared that the users will be granted access “slowly.”
What do you think about Foursquare’s latest app? Do you think it will prove to be useful?
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