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Bar Roulette for iOS

Go bar hopping with the help of Uber, Yelp and Foursquare.

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Tyler Swartz@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
Hi PHers - I’m excited to have the iOS version of Bar Roulette launched (my first iOS app). After the phenomenal response from my first web-app in August I knew I needed to build native app. I designed and built it myself so it took me a bit longer than expected (seeing as I had to learn Swift…) Bar Roulette combines Uber, Yelp and Foursquare to find a highly rated bar and take you to it. And it’s all without telling you the name of the bar until you arrive! So simple, and so much fun. I received insightful feedback from users of the web-app and made some changes for the iOS version. The biggest modification was changing the bar search area from the radius around the user’s current location to now allowing users to pick what general region or neighborhood they want to find the bar in. This is great for people who live outside of a city (and want to find a bar in the city) or have a particular neighborhood they want to go to. I also added the ability to choose between Yelp or Foursquare as the source of the bars (don’t let the power go to your head). If you use Foursquare you can filter the bars based on price. Perfect for a cheap date night :) Please give it a try and send me your feedback! I’ve got a list of features I’d like to add...new ideas are welcome!!
Daniel Singer@danielsing3r · X6 Fleet Manager at @pandastartup 🐼
@tylerswartz Congrats Tyler!!!
Tyler Swartz@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
@danielsing3r thanks! it's been an exciting and nerve-wracking day with the launch. Definitely going to go use Bar Roulette soon to celebrate!
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Tyler Swartz
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@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
Hi PHers - I’m excited to have the iOS version of Bar Roulette launched (my first iOS app). After the phenomenal response from my first web-app in August I knew I needed to build native app. I designed and built it myself so it took me a bit longer than expected (seeing as I had to learn Swift…) Bar Roulette combines Uber, Yelp and Foursquare to find a highly rated bar and take you to it. And it’s all without telling you the name of the bar until you arrive! So simple, and so much fun. I received insightful feedback from users of the web-app and made some changes for the iOS version. The biggest modification was changing the bar search area from the radius around the user’s current location to now allowing users to pick what general region or neighborhood they want to find the bar in. This is great for people who live outside of a city (and want to find a bar in the city) or have a particular neighborhood they want to go to. I also added the ability to choose between Yelp or Foursquare as the source of the bars (don’t let the power go to your head). If you use Foursquare you can filter the bars based on price. Perfect for a cheap date night :) Please give it a try and send me your feedback! I’ve got a list of features I’d like to add...new ideas are welcome!!
Daniel Singer@danielsing3r · X6 Fleet Manager at @pandastartup 🐼
@tylerswartz Congrats Tyler!!!
Tyler Swartz
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@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
@danielsing3r thanks! it's been an exciting and nerve-wracking day with the launch. Definitely going to go use Bar Roulette soon to celebrate!
Chris Messina
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@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
Great little app for going out and discovering your city and its bars — using Uber as your designated driver! Nice work @tylerswartz!
Tyler Swartz
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@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
Thanks for hunting @chrismessina! It's been fun to work with the Uber API, there are a lot interesting ways to use it!
Jordan Jackson@jordan_jackson
what I would give for this with coffee shops & juice bars hahaha
Tyler Swartz
Maker
@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
@jordan_jackson haha, good idea. that would be a perfect balance for the morning crowd. What are you going to get, Blue Bottle or Dunkin' Donuts?
Elyes Ben Mrad@elyesbenmrad
@jordan_jackson We are wrking on that..... see you soon on product hunt ;)
Jordan Jackson@jordan_jackson
@elyesb awesommeee!!!! looking forward to it --- is crema app in beta right now?
Elyes Ben Mrad@elyesbenmrad
@jordan_jackson yes ! Coming in about 2 weeks !! I'll keep you posted where do you live ?
Tyler Swartz
Maker
@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
Very cool @elyesb! Good luck on the launch!
Elyes Ben Mrad@elyesbenmrad
@tylerswartz as promised the app is ready ! Check it here www.getcrema.com !
Kevin Lee@kevinleeme · Founder, Product Manager HQ
Love this concept. Could totally see myself getting a group of buddies for a bar-hopping night to discover new places around the city. Good stuff @tylerswartz!
Colin Gardiner@colingardiner · VP of Product and Analytics
@kevinleeme @tylerswartz PMHQ outing with Bar Roulette for the next meet up?
Kevin Lee@kevinleeme · Founder, Product Manager HQ
@colingardiner @tylerswartz ^ genius idea.
Fahad Quraishi@fahadquraishi · Product Manager
This is a really fun app. Integrates with two of my go-to apps for discovering a city (Uber and Foursquare). @tylerswartz, it would be great to compile some of the stories that people end up having by using the app.
Tyler Swartz
Maker
@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
Thanks @fahadquraishi that is a great idea! Let me know how it goes using it this weekend!