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[BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Ian Macrae (18 Dec 2012 13:41 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Andrew Hodgson (18 Dec 2012 14:04 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Mel Griffiths (18 Dec 2012 14:28 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Ian Macrae (18 Dec 2012 14:41 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Andrew Hodgson (19 Dec 2012 18:46 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Graham Page (18 Dec 2012 17:10 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Richard Godfrey-McKay (18 Dec 2012 17:41 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Ibrahim Gucukoglu (19 Dec 2012 03:32 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Ian Macrae (19 Dec 2012 09:44 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Graham Page (19 Dec 2012 10:16 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Graham Page (19 Dec 2012 10:06 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Ian Macrae (19 Dec 2012 10:21 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Sunil Peck (19 Dec 2012 10:06 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Richard Godfrey-McKay (18 Dec 2012 15:41 GMT)

Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP Graham Page 19 Dec 2012 10:16 GMT

Hi all.

The only advantage I can see to this app is that you get accessible menus
even in places that normally just make their menu available to the public on
paper.  A voice friendly app will help the increasing number of blind people
that own a smart phone but, unless it is run by a charity or similar
organisation, it clearly needs to be marketed to more than just blind people
and I can't see sighted people paying £5 or more for the app.

Believe me I do love my food and I can well understand the need for
accessible menus.  Creating accessible menus and ensuring they remain up to
date has always been a challenge and doing this in a way that makes money
has proved difficult in the past.  Having menus on a platform like IPhone
should prove advantageous to restaurant owners due to the wide cross section
of society that now uses smartphones such as the IPhone.  What I'm saying is
that for this to really work well, the cost to the user needs to be nothing
as the biggest possible take up of the app by users is clearly very
important if the project is to succeed.

Regards

Graham

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Macrae
Sent: 19 December 2012 09:44
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP

The other thing is that it brings restaurants up in order of proximity.
this means that if you're in a restaurant and its menu is available, it will
be presented as the first option on the list and you can therefore access
and choose from the menu in situ.

Ian Macrae
Editor
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On 19 Dec 2012, at 03:32, Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote:

Hi Richard.

Precisely.  Hungry house lets you order food from a variety of takeaways
near your location, this talking guided menus app lets you browse the menus
of local restaurants in your area, its great for deciding where you might
want to go to eat if you're feeling adventurous, you can browse the menus
and then pop in for a spot of lunch knowing ahead of time exactly what you
are looking for.  I think its brilliant as I eat out a lot, all we have to
do now is to get more and more owners to upload their menus and make them
accessible to the developer so he can add them.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Godfrey-McKay
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 5:41 PM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP

Yes, but it seems to concentrate on takeaways - if I've understood it
correctly.

Richard

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 18 December 2012 17:10
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP

Try hungry house.  It's free and frankly I refuse to pay for a restaurant
app on the IPhone anyway just in the same way as I wouldn't pay for a mail
order catalog.

Regards

Graham

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew
Hodgson
Sent: 18 December 2012 14:04
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP

Hi,

I got it last week - costed a tenner then!

Yes the menus are added very quickly, I asked for a menu to be added and it
was done over the weekend!

Andrew.
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Subject: [BCAB] RESTAURANT AND MENU APP

News reached me via a tweet from Easychirp this morning of a new app for IOS
devices. Once installed it uses GPS to establish your current location and
then offers you a number of restaurants available in the vicinity You can
then access the menus of each of the offered venues, reading them item by
item using VO.  Double tapping each menu item brings up the description of
the dish. If the restaurant you're planning to visit does not appear on the
offered list, you have the option of requesting it to be added.  This is
done via an email form.  The developers claim that requested restaurants can
be added within 48 hours provided that a menu is available via the internet.
I've already requested the addition of a restaurant the team and I are
visiting on thursday.  The app is called Guide (which is slightly confusing)
but can be searched for in the app store using the string Guide talking
menus.  It costs a fiver and I wish I'd known about it last week when I was
up in Salford.   It seems to be very easy to use and is accessibly laid out
and presented.

Ian Macrae
Editor
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London
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