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  • 1. finding  the  food  you  want,  Colony  style Luís  Martinho June  2010
  • 2. Finding restaurants The  problem we  get  easily . Always eating in the same place bored . No knowledge about neighboring restaurants . No knowledge about prices not  willing  to spend  more  than . No knowledge about restaurant styles 8  eur . No knowledge about restaurant menus we  love  italian
  • 3. Finding restaurants The  current  solutions     . Google . Google maps . yelp.com . Other things like: try  searching  for  food usdiner.com instead  of  restaurant  name restaurants.com zagat.com . Traditional restaurant guide books if  you  have plenty  of  time  to  kill
  • 4. The fails...
  • 5.  not  really  a   restaurant good  shot! but  a  bit expensive
  • 6. Great!  no  results... Coimbra? yet  another recipe!
  • 7. Great!  no  results  again... But  we  forgive  you!
  • 8. * penne  all  arrabiata  in  coimbra  for  8  euro Search  The  new  way  to  discover  a  place  to  eat *
  • 9. À La Carte Usage Restaurant   Vs   . Restaurant comparison Restaurant . City restaurant tour . Business intelligence backed clustering recommendation engine based  on  your . Healthy food recommendations history . Random restaurant selection . Restaurant and dish comment and reviewing system feeling  lycky?
  • 10. À La Carte The  stakeholders The  restaurant  owner .  Publishes  information  about  his  restaurant .  Updates  daily  menu  feed .  Publishes  chef's  and  other  recommendations The  end  user .  Finds  a  place  to  eat .  Reviews  the  place  he  visited .  Updates  the  geographic  information  for  that  place
  • 11. À La Carte The  ecosystem 5 1 Restaurant  owner 4 The  user  finds  the   publishes  information restaurant,  the   2 3 food  and  rates  it   or  even  complements the  info! The  system  processes and  publishes  the  information
  • 12. À La Carte Basics Search  engine + Database .  Semantic  based .  Lots  of  restaurant  information .  Human  proof .  Structured .  Just  works .  Open Everything  else  is  built  on  top  of  these  simple  concepts
  • 13. À La Carte The  brain 1. The query: random  francesinha  in  porto 3. Semantic parse dish  :  francesinha   location:  porto random  :  true 4. The results Restaurants,  prices  and  reviews  
  • 14. À La Carte Where  it  fits Plugin  Manager REST  Manager Main  Plugin Web  MVC  Plugin Web  MVC  app  plugins
  • 15. À La Carte Web  MVC   Entity   Manager Template   Engine   Manager Web  MVC  Plugin Web  MVC   Utils  Plugin
  • 16. À La Carte Future  Extensions Authentication  plugins Geolocation  plugins
  • 17. À La Carte The  business  model . Fremium based: Free basic services and paid premium services . Free profile creation and menu streaming . Paid statistics and business intelligence about audience . Paid booking . Paid advertising Contextual   recommendations The  restaurants  pay  the  bill
  • 18. À La Carte The  future . Social experience . Legacy system integration . Loyalty driven system . Restaurant tops, benchmarking. More  ideas  to  come  !
  • 19. Q&A “there  is  no  such  thing   as  a  dumb  question” Luís  Martinho lmartinho@hive.pt