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Posted November 30th 2009, 4:18pm
We're super excited to announce the launch of foodie, an iPhone app built with this community in mind. We've got some of city's best chefs and restaurants creating exclusive off-menu specials. Its like Restaurant Week all year.

    SPECIALS PREVIEW
    Primehouse 28-Day Aged Ribeye for $28 -
    Get a 28-day aged Ribeye steak ($45 value) for the price of a Delmonico steak (regularly $28)

    Province Menu Exclusive: Seared Wagyu Beef Salad for $10 -
    Spice Seared Beef, Kilgus Farms Lettuces, Cukes, Chilies Vinaigrette

    Boka Complimentary bottle of wine! -
    Get a free bottle of wine ($50 value) for every 2 appetizers, entrees and desserts ordered.

    With new offers from: Aja, Big Jones, Bistro 110, Boka
The Bristol, Cibo Matto, Custom House, Fulton's on the River, Graham Elliot, Green Zebra, Jake Melnick's, Landmark Grill, Lula Cafe, mk, Naha, Nightwood, one sixtyblue, Perennial, Piccolo Sogno, Province, Roof, Sola, Spiaggia, Spiaggia Cafe, Spring, State & Lake, Takashi, The Bluebird, The Gage, Wave, Webster's Wine Bar being added daily...


We're starting with the iPhone (itunes link) and plan to expand to Blackberry and Android soon. We are offering LTH forum members who sign up this week a free memberships on the application for the year worth $30. Download it and let us know here what next features to build or what next restaurant to add.

See you out and about!
Sincerely,
the foodie team
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Posted November 30th 2009, 4:36pm
This is a very cool idea. Do we need to do anything special to get the free membership this week, or just download and sign up?
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Posted November 30th 2009, 6:04pm
Good Point. Just reply to this post with the name you use on your foodie membership card and we'll make sure all LTH supporters get codes sent to them in the coming weeks.

Or, if you'd like to keep you superhero identities secret, you can send your name to support@foodietheapp.com and mention LTH forum.
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Posted November 30th 2009, 6:30pm
Any idea when this might be available for Android? My new Droid would love to play along.
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Posted November 30th 2009, 6:38pm
stevez wrote:Any idea when this might be available for Android? My new Droid would love to play along.



Ditto on Android. I love my G1 too much to switch for Apps.
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Posted November 30th 2009, 6:59pm
We hope to have an Android and Blackberry solution by February. Stay tuned!
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Posted November 30th 2009, 9:33pm
You mention an iTunes link. Does that mean it can be downloaded on iTunes? I don't have an iPhone, or any of the other gadgets mentioned, but this sounds like a lot of fun, if it's on iTunes.
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#8
Posted November 30th 2009, 9:48pm
Its lots of fun! And we'd love to get you involved, but it currently only works on iPhones. Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't think twice about asking my iPhone loving friends to book our reservations :)

if you really want to, you can see what you're missing at www.foodietheapp.com.
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Posted December 1st 2009, 10:54am
OK - I've given it a shot :)
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#10
Posted December 1st 2009, 11:10am
Hooray! tell us what you think and what you'd like to see next.
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#11
Posted December 1st 2009, 4:50pm
Count me among those interested once this hits Android. Fairly certain my brother and father both will be as well, as they also have G1 phones. You have the restaurant my brother works for signed up, so he might actually already be somewhat familiar with this app.
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#12
Posted December 1st 2009, 5:01pm
That is great. We would like to get to Android as soon as possible. We are having remarkable success today with our launch. Lots and LOTS of new users. Hope to see you on soon.

In the meantime, find friends with iphones and go eat!
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Posted December 1st 2009, 5:03pm
I have a Palm Pre and would love to see a version of the app for Web OS. Hope I'm not the only one out there.
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#14
Posted December 1st 2009, 8:22pm
I'd love to try it.
Thanks
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Posted December 1st 2009, 8:55pm
I would love to try it.
Thanks.

Jyoti
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Posted December 2nd 2009, 12:02am
magpie1140 wrote:I have a Palm Pre and would love to see a version of the app for Web OS. Hope I'm not the only one out there.


Seconded for Pre/WebOS...
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#17
Posted December 2nd 2009, 12:25am
I'd love to give this Foodie app a spin.
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#18
Posted December 2nd 2009, 9:41am
I would love to try the app also.
Thanks
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#19
Posted December 2nd 2009, 3:38pm
I would like to try this app also.

Thanks.
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#20
Posted December 2nd 2009, 4:07pm
When you're set up to accomodate Droid users, please let us know.

Thanks,

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#21
Posted December 2nd 2009, 9:56pm
I'd love to give it a try on my Iphone.

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#22
Posted December 3rd 2009, 5:19pm
My daughter tried to download it on her Iphone and there was a charge even though its said free this week and she went through the link.
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#23
Posted December 3rd 2009, 5:31pm
paulette wrote:My daughter tried to download it on her Iphone and there was a charge even though its said free this week and she went through the link.


My understanding is that the year-long membership is free, not the app.
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#24
Posted December 3rd 2009, 6:36pm
Yes. The app is $1.99. We charge 99¢ per reservation for access to the limited and exclusive specials. But we are offering LTH forum members an Elite Member code (which we will send out next week) that will give you unlimited and free reservations for a year.
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Posted December 3rd 2009, 9:01pm
i am in for the iphone. thanks
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#26
Posted December 3rd 2009, 10:43pm
Count me in for the iphone as well
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#27
Posted December 4th 2009, 1:03am
Sounds great! I'll try out the iPhone app too.
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#28
Posted December 4th 2009, 1:23am
While I have to wait for Droid platform support, my son would love this app for this iPhone.

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Posted December 4th 2009, 3:34pm
#foodietheapp wrote:Yes. The app is $1.99. We charge 99¢ per reservation for access to the limited and exclusive specials. But we are offering LTH forum members an Elite Member code (which we will send out next week) that will give you unlimited and free reservations for a year.



...meaning you can make dining reservations through the app and ordinarily you would be charged 99¢ for making a reservation? I'm not sure i understand.
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Posted December 4th 2009, 3:46pm
sarcon wrote:
#foodietheapp wrote:Yes. The app is $1.99. We charge 99¢ per reservation for access to the limited and exclusive specials. But we are offering LTH forum members an Elite Member code (which we will send out next week) that will give you unlimited and free reservations for a year.



...meaning you can make dining reservations through the app and ordinarily you would be charged 99¢ for making a reservation? I'm not sure i understand.

I read over their description & notes pretty thoroughly last night, and I think you've got the idea. 99 cents per reservation, or one month of unlimited reservations for $2.99, or one year of unlimited reservations for $29.99.

I hadn't realized that Apple had started allowing apps that incorporate micropayment transactions, but I heard they'd been kicking the idea around recently, plus MPTs have been all the rage for the past couple years now (mostly related to console & computer gaming here, and much more widely in Asia), so I guess the future is now :)
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