DontEat.at Encourages Better Food Hygiene Through Locative Media
Smartphone app uses new media networks to guarantee safe dining for New York City residents.
Max Stoller has developed a smartphone service which builds on Foursquare to provide a public service and disincentivize food outlets who intend to survive food safety penalties by the skin of their teeth.
Working like a ‘tag and shame' service, DontEat.at targets the 1600 plus restaurants in New York City that scored the bare minimum 28 points on their Health Department graded inspections without being closed.
Users sign in to DontEat.at website with their Foursquare login — giving the system access to their registered mobile phone number. They will then be sent a warning message if they check in to a poorly-rated restaurant