The App Review: YoBelly

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November 27, 2013

The App Review: YoBelly

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

What it says it does: YoBelly is a truly personalized, visually appealing, and exciting new way to discover culinary marvels by matching your food preferences to a dish based on your animal appetite. The days of not knowing what to eat, which restaurant to go to, what to order when you get into the restaurant, or sifting through endless reviews to find those which are applicable to your personal dining preferences are long gone. We know what’s dubbed “best” for some may not be what’s “best” for you. Forget “popular” dishes; eat what appeals to your taste buds! Trust that YoBelly knows you best!

What it actually does: Leveraging users’ specific food preferences (through a series of questions) and location, YoBelly assigns each user a personal “food zodiac” to guide their dining journey.  Pooling from over 60 different cuisines and millions of menu items from top restaurants nationwide, YoBelly aligns patrons with their ideal restaurant dishes.  It’s a matchmaking app for you and your food! Not sure what to eat in a new restaurant or new cuisine? YoBelly will match the palates and taste profiles of all guests to dish profiles within a restaurant.  YoBelly also shows you ratings and reviews by people who share the same animal appetite.

How useful is the information for target audience?: The information is very useful for those who are serious about their food, finding dishes in restaurants that they know they will like and never having a bad meal.

Ease of use: YoBelly is very easy to use. Answer the questions to get to your food zodiac and start browsing restaurants and dishes near your location.

Who would best benefit from the app?: Anyone who loves eating, is serious about their meals and also wants to venture out of their cultural culinary comfort zone.

Cost: Free

Rating: 4.5 of 5

More info: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yobelly/id602828996