The App Review: Oysterpedia

May 22, 2013

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Oysterpedia – find out what the Lempert Report thought.

What it says it does: Much like wine, the flavor of oysters changes based on weather, region and method of cultivation. Oysterpedia, created by The Mermaid Inn restaurants in NYC, was designed to take the guesswork out of ordering oysters as well as to provide a reference tool for the oysters you have already tried. No two oysters are alike!

What it actually does: Oysterpedia will teach you the difference between a Bluepoint and a Kumomoto and give you the flavor, size, location, photos, and notes of over 200 oysters from the coasts of North America. You can also rate the oysters you have eaten and save them in “My Oysters”. So the next time you go for seafood, you can reference the list of oysters you have already tried and either re-order the ones you like or continually experiment with new ones.

How useful is the information for target audience?: The information is very useful; those who already know the ins and outs of oysters and for those who are starting on the journey – both will find information on the app that they didn’t know beforehand. It’s a great overall reference tool.

Ease of use: Oysterpedia is simple, straightforward and is a go to for information about oysters as well as a great place to save your oyster likes and dislikes.

Who would best benefit from the app?: Both oyster lovers and novices alike would benefit from Oysterpedia.

Cost: Free

Rating: 4.5 of 5

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