Bar Roulette

Go bar hopping with the help of Uber + Yelp

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Tyler SwartzMaker@tylerswartz · maker of things
The app was designed and built by me, Tyler, as a side project to explore a fun way to utilize Uber's new ride request API functionality. I'd love your feedback. The app combines Yelp and Uber to take you to a highly rated bar. Input your location, Uber whisks you to a random (but always top Yelp-rated) bar, which isn't revealed until Uber drops you off. Enjoy the adventure and try to guess where you're headed. It even checks to make sure the bar is open so it works on Saturday morning...I won't judge.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@tylerswartz can I request Foursquare support?
Brian Jordan@bcjordan · Software Engineer @ Code.org
@tylerswartz this sounds like a lot of fun 😆. Have you given it a go? What was it like?
Tyler SwartzMaker@tylerswartz · maker of things
@bcjordan Yes, even after spending so much time building it I was surprised at how much fun it was to try and guess what bar I was headed to in the Uber. Also, the Uber driver started guessing when I explained that I didn't know what bar was at the end of the coordinates he had.
Tyler SwartzMaker@tylerswartz · maker of things
@chrismessina Yes! Added to the feature list ;)
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@tylerswartz now I must insist! :)
Ira Willey@irawilley · AddictingGames, OneMoreLevel & FreeRider
This is awesome. You could add in other random services to the adventure like restaurants & Airbnb for a whole weekend experience.
Tyler SwartzMaker@tylerswartz · maker of things
Thanks @irawilley! Yes it would be fun to add on more services, great idea.
Chris Saad@chrissaad · Head of Product, Uber Developer Platform
I'm now the Product Manager on the Uber API (developer.uber.com) and we thought that this was a really fun app from the Hackathon! Well done Tyler. Let me know if we can be helpful in any way.
Tyler SwartzMaker@tylerswartz · maker of things
@chrissaad Thanks, nice to hear the positive feedback. The hackathon helped give me the extra motivation to finish it on time :)
Eric Seufert@eric_seufert · Editor, Mobile Dev Memo
What a fantastic idea. Have you considered making a native mobile version?
Tyler SwartzMaker@tylerswartz · maker of things
@eric_seufert native app is currently in the works. The web version was so I could get something out there a bit quicker and get feedback.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Lazy man's date night 😁
Tyler SwartzMaker@tylerswartz · maker of things
@rrhoover haha, no pressure if your date doesn't like the bar. I thought it would be fun to add a "Fancy" setting that only looks for $$$$ bars and sends an Uber Escalade.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@tylerswartz is there a "poor and lazy man" mode? Asking for a friend.
Tyler SwartzMaker@tylerswartz · maker of things
@rrhoover we'll need to come up with a better name for that mode...