Peter M. Gits 
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Re: “Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0

Here is the site for iDined, I was referring to. If you want to build something that fixes this problem, join our march.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Peter M. Gits on 12/18/2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0

I am trying to build an alternative that allows you to simply point your iPhone at the restaurant to view/leave a review.

The rules are as follows:
* Patrons are only allowed to leave a review if you are within 15-20 meters of the restaurant.
* Your review will last for 2 months, as long as you don't receive 5 disagrees from other patrons. If you do, your review will be removed.
* To get your review to last beyond 2 months, you must receive 5 agrees from different patrons each month.
* You are only allowed to leave one review per restaurant every 2 months, this includes likes and dislikes at that same restaurant (avoiding the problems mentioned above).
* You cannot agree with your own review. You will receive notifications when someone agrees or disagrees with your review and you will be notified when your review is removed or expires.

We are doing a kickstarter project and have 16 days left to reach our target. I don't know the terms of this site so if you do a Google search for our project named iDined you should find us. I will be sharing your comments and retweeting this to my social networks.

Our prior app has already proven the technology that will be used to build this next app, again no name - this is not a call for advertising this is a call to build something better. We really desire to fix these problems: help us to build something that can't be tricked, rigged or leaves the customer last. I would like to hear from restaurant owners as well as patrons.

Yes we are still working out the issues of how we will be charging, but we are thinking that a coupon would appear to anyone who has read a review for that particular restaurant, this would be a low flat fee per month and charge for changes to said coupon or allow a per transaction coupon that would be slightly higher when the user downloads the coupon, but making it reasonable for both options. We would have a check box from the users reading reviews and leaving reviews to "request a coupon" from that restaurant. Again, no hacking of this as they must still be within 15 - 20 meters of the restaurant. This is the information our sales team would use to go back to the restaurant, not removing bad reviews.

(I spent 15 years at Cisco System working on innovation and submitted over 90 patents on their behalf, we can figure out how to do this without gaming the system.)

Please send your suggestions/comments to us to make this a better app that doesn't paint itself in the corner.


Peter M. Gits

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Peter M. Gits on 12/17/2014 at 6:05 PM

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