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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 8:54 pm

the lynx wrote:Just for you guys to know, the creators of the site sold off their rights to a media company few months ago. So I guess that's the direction it is going.
It is now part of inSing, which is the media conglomerate that cannot be named without being censored here :P

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 8:57 pm

What about OpenRice? Any good here? It's OK enough for Hong Kong.

Right now I only use the ieatishootipost app, but the app itself has some really poor UI flaws which make it hard to use, and the selection is limited. I think the biggest adjustment for me when I moved here was not having Yelp or a semi-decent Yelp equivalent to actually find things. In such a small densely populated island I'd expect a decent Yelp clone to have reviews on pretty much everything down to the aunties selling tissue at MRT stations.

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Post by Brah » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 9:33 pm

For a while a few years back I was split between HGW and Yum.com, but I haven't been back to the latter in a while.

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 9:50 pm

zzm9980 wrote:What about OpenRice? Any good here? It's OK enough for Hong Kong.

Right now I only use the ieatishootipost app, but the app itself has some really poor UI flaws which make it hard to use, and the selection is limited. I think the biggest adjustment for me when I moved here was not having Yelp or a semi-decent Yelp equivalent to actually find things. In such a small densely populated island I'd expect a decent Yelp clone to have reviews on pretty much everything down to the aunties selling tissue at MRT stations.
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Post by v4jr4 » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:56 pm

nakatago wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
the lynx wrote: Word of mouth from locals? :P

Perhaps Green Book or Youtubes of local food hunt episodes.
How about the "ieatishootipost"? :D
The problem is, it's only one person's point of view.

Well......


...still better than the unorganized, neutered clusterphuck of hungrynowhere.
Yeah. Still, most of the "hunt" episodes are suitable for my tongue :oops:
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Post by SingLaw » Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:28 am

So, if I understand this correctly, there is a massive market inefficiency right now in that there is no good, easy to use, and reliable website to find what restaurants are actually worth going to in a city where eating is one of the national pastimes and which claims to be one of the easiest places to do business in the world?

Call me crazy, but it sounds like there might be a business opportunity out there.

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 22 Oct 2012 8:38 am

SingLaw wrote:Call me crazy, but it sounds like there might be a business opportunity out there.
That was what HGW was for in the first place.

They made the money all right but at the expense of the target audience.

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 22 Oct 2012 9:15 am

I've noticed people are actually starting to use Yelp a bit here since iOS6 came out. If you open the Maps app on there, you'll notice more and more locations showing up on the map with the reviews. Not a lot by any means, but it is increasing.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 22 Oct 2012 9:36 am

zzm9980 wrote:I've noticed people are actually starting to use Yelp a bit here since iOS6 came out. If you open the Maps app on there, you'll notice more and more locations showing up on the map with the reviews. Not a lot by any means, but it is increasing.
Hey, if Google Local/Zagat shows up, what more for Yelp? We all know how Singapore is.

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:27 am

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I've noticed people are actually starting to use Yelp a bit here since iOS6 came out. If you open the Maps app on there, you'll notice more and more locations showing up on the map with the reviews. Not a lot by any means, but it is increasing.
Hey, if Google Local/Zagat shows up, what more for Yelp? We all know how Singapore is.

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I guess it'll come down to a Galaxy vs iPhone competition then :P

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:01 am

zzm9980 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I've noticed people are actually starting to use Yelp a bit here since iOS6 came out. If you open the Maps app on there, you'll notice more and more locations showing up on the map with the reviews. Not a lot by any means, but it is increasing.
Hey, if Google Local/Zagat shows up, what more for Yelp? We all know how Singapore is.

:wink:
I guess it'll come down to a Galaxy vs iPhone competition then :P
The problem with Singapore is, once something is popular enough, it blocks out everything else. Everything's for either the iPhone or the Galaxy S3. At least, that's an improvement. Previously, you have to go to the big stores for non-iPhone accessories. Now, even the Ah Beng shops sell (bumper) cases for the S3 or Note. But trying buying anything not S3, Note or iPhone. Country's just too small for diversity--Strong Eagle once mentioned why the same camera would cost so much more here than in other markets because there's not enough users to dilute the marketing cost or something.

...sigh.

Hey, Yelp is available on Android too.
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