Company / App Name: Rex
Twitter – @therexapp

What does it do?

Rex is a native iOS mobile app based on two principles: who recommends a restaurant matters, and typing and reading on a tiny screen sucks. Recommend a restaurant with a tap. Follow people you trust to see their recommendations.

Why do we need it?

The current review system is untrustworthy and not mobile-friendly. Typing and reading on a small screen mobile device is cumbersome and uncomfortable. 20% of Yelp reviews are fake and reviews from strangers are time-consuming to verify.

Who is it for?

Rex is for anyone who likes to find and recommend good food fast, without scrolling through reviews or typing on a small screen.

What makes it stand out from the crowd?

Instead of a written review, we focus on who makes a recommendation instead of how many reviews a person has written or how descriptive they are. A recommendation from a friend is more trustworthy than many recommendations from strangers.

What’s next?

Right now we’re in beta, and we’re scheduled for release in fall 2014.

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