October 5, 2011 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - Toughturtle LLC is excited to announce the launch of Safe Eats NYC, an iOS application that gives users a quick and intuitive way to view the sanitation and inspection records of restaurants, or eateries, nearby. With a constantly updated database of all the 24,000 New York City eateries throughout the five boroughs, Safe Eats NYC gives the user invaluable information about which establishments to steer clear of when they are looking for a place to eat.
"This is not another 'find a restaurant near me' App. Safe Eats NYC is all about knowing which restaurants should be avoided," said Todd Barnes, Lead Developer, Toughturtle LLC. "The idea came to me as I passed by my regular Chinese restaurant and saw the very low grade they had received from the city. This made me question all the restaurants that I frequent. I now wanted to know the grades and ratings of every restaurant."
The user interface of the App couldn't be simpler. Upon launch, the user is presented with a full screen map. Once the device has been located, via GPS or the Wifi/Cellular Signal, the nearest zip code is generated and nearby results are loaded onto the map, and into a list accessible on the Nearby screen, with a specific letter grade pin. Scrolling the map, moving it around, pinching and zooming will cause the map pins to update, showing the restaurants nearby and their inspection grades. Tapping on a pin will open up detailed information of the establishment including all past inspections, logistical data, and even Yelp reviews and rankings. Any detailed information that is viewed by the user will be saved into a database and will be accessible on the Recently Viewed screen. Safe Eat's search function is robust and easy to use too. The added search filters let the user search by restaurant name or by street, with partial or exact matching. An added feature is the ability to limit the search to a specific borough or near the device's current location, giving more accurate and relevant results.
* Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Safe Eats NYC 1.0 is FREE and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.
Established in November 1997, Toughturtle LLC develops innovative and easy to use interactive applications for Mobile Devices and the Internet. For more information about Toughturtle, please visit their website. Copyright 2011 Toughturtle LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.