Raise your hand if you've ever gotten into a fight with somebody over what to eat for dinner.
If you’re anything like me, both hands are up and swinging wildly around in the air -- in fact, I’m beginning to wish I had more hands to raise. Infinite hands. Out of all the many petty fights I could engage in on a day-to-day basis, the are-you-hungry-me-too-what-are-you-in-the-mood-for battle seems to be a recurring one.
Why is it so dang hard to agree on a place to go to eat?
Thankfully a new app called Entree is here to save us from ourselves, by appealing to humanity’s tendency to eat with our eyes, yes, but also our newfound obsession with swiping images on a screen (thanks, Tinder!).
Let me explain.
Essentially, Entree allows users to swipe left or right on specific dishes from nearby restaurants. Once you alight upon a photo you find appetizing, you can select the dish and Entree provides further ordering and delivery information (think a more interactive, image-heavy Seamless).
The more you use Entree, the better it gets at predicting your appetite; its unique algorithm will eventually use your preferences to present you with options you are more likely to want.
"With Entree's easy swipe-to-save interface, finding your lunch or dinner has never been easier! You know what you're hungry for when you see it. Visually choose your next meal by swiping through dishes from restaurants around you. Order delivery, make reservations and order an Uber directly from the app, so what are you hungry for?" reads the app’s website.
Currently, Entree is available only regionally; if you’re in Los Angeles, New York, or Washington D.C., you can try out Entree now. But despair not: other major cities are on the way!