Epicue’s healthy mix of epic app idea and exciting software features gained lots of praises from raters of Blackberry’s Dream App Factory, a contest where app ideas are conceptualized and shared with the BlackBerry 10 community.
Pitched and created by Filipino Blackberry app developers, Epicue is a “social app that allows users post and share their thoughts about a restaurant and help other customers through reviews, ratings and more importantly, customer traffic and volume. It provides other information such as location, contact numbers and menu among others.”
The Filipino app developers include:
- John G. Bibal II, Team Leader
- Oliver Martinez, Developer / Designer
- Allyson L. de Lumban, Developer
- Michael Donavan Lim Go, Developer
- Marc Anthony B. Reyman, Developer / Designer
- Pete Angelo Doligosa, UI and Usability Design Lead, Developer
Show your support to these devs by rating their dream app on this link. For more info, see the dream app full description below.
Its app name, “Epicue” is a contraction of the word epicure which means a gourmet or a person who is devoted to good food and drinks. Being an epicure, food and drink satisfaction comes first, so the app wants to solve and minimize customer dissatisfaction. But through Epicue, you can avoid dissatisfaction beyond food because the app lets you know if it’s the best time to visit a restaurant. Arriving at a restaurant hungry and finding out that you need to wait for 30 minutes to get seated spoils the moment.
The name Epicue is also chosen because aside from giving a hint that the app is about food, the name can be broken down to words that can be associated with various features of the application.
First is Pic. The app would allow users to post restaurant status with photos. And as a homonym of the word pick, users can choose from the list of recommended restaurants based on proximity to the user or on the current traffic/volume.
Another is Cue. Sounds like the word queue, the app lets you know which restaurant has heavy traffic and possible customer queues so you can properly decide on where to eat. And as the word cue means, traffic status posts and reviews from previous restaurant visitors would serve as your cue or signal whether to visit it or maybe look for another one.
And finally the word Epic. The app wants to help users avoid disappointments, and with the help of restaurant reviews and real-time/average traffic and volume from other Epicue users, it will transform a possible epic fail into an epic success!
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.