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This article was published on January 27, 2011

    App tells you what restaurants NOT to eat at

    App tells you what restaurants NOT to eat at
    Fatema Yasmine
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    Fatema Yasmine

    Fatema is the founder of SmartGiggles and a technology writer living in San Francisco. You can find her on Twitter @FatemaYasmine. Fatema is the founder of SmartGiggles and a technology writer living in San Francisco. You can find her on Twitter @FatemaYasmine.

    Don’t want to eat in a restaurant that shouldn’t really be open at all? Use Don’t Eat At.

    Don’t Eat At was developed by Max Stoller a NYU student, for the NYC BigApps competition, a competition to help New York City become more “transparent, accessible, and accountable.”

    This app is very simple;

    “Get a text message when you check into a restaurant that is at risk of being closed for health code violations”.

    Don’t Eat At logs in using Foursquare and is unfortunately only currently available in New York.

    It’s an interesting use of the Foursquare API, the app is able to detect your current location and sends you a text message if the restaurant has any violations.

    Personally, I like the risk.