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A NEW YELP IN TOWN?
THERE COULD BE, IF YOU'RE DOWN TO
KICKSTART IT FOR THEM

Watch out Yelp. Three Dallas dudes are hoping a Kickstarter campaign will help them launch a new mobile app they're calling Haiku Review. Stu Hill, Wes Hendrix and Brad Alesi are asking for $65,000 to help them build an application that will let users review restaurants in short prose.

It's an interesting idea. Haiku and food belong together, and bounding user input with "brevity" as they put it, keeps things short and sweet. It also forces creativity. Another interesting angle is the lack of rating stars. When using the proposed app you either like the restaurant or you don't, which is exactly how I think most of us view restaurants after eating in them. You either determine the place is worth another visit, or it's not.

What do you guys think of the idea? Let us know in the comments below, 5-7-5 of course. And if you need some inspiration, here's Alton Brown's thoughts on pastrami and Led Zeppelin.

*Thanks to Foodbitch for the pseudo haiku.



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Linda Colon
Linda Colon

As always, Five Starsthe superb, stellar dinnerat the Old Warsaw

By: Linda Cologne 

therrick
therrick

$65k is a ridiculous amount, and couldn't I just write a haiku review on any other review site if I were so inclined?

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

I thought it was against the SEC and Texas securities laws to raise money via general solicitations.  65k seems like a lot of money to build a stupid app.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

its only small change douchers delighted to trystars, so twenty ten

Bob Smith
Bob Smith

How much do you need, scruffy...and how do you know that?

Guest6Jan
Guest6Jan

What is this, 2002 with the haiku reviews? What did they just discover the internet?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Because Scruffy says so.

But if you wanna be a dick about it, why the fuck will the Kickstarter community want to support that? All it takes is one actual developer to code it for much less, beat them to the punch, and steal a questionable idea, and what exactly are you going to get for your donation? A badge?

Ckergo
Ckergo

you need about 40 quid, and a case of beer-you smiling, smelly eff head.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

you don't need it if you're already a developer. A guy that doesn't know development like me could sit here and dream up shit like that all day. These guys are not developers, and honestly I think they're grossly underestimating the cost unless there is some other social app they can stack this one on. Go rent the Social Network and it'll make more sense. Good luck to them.

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