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Calling all foodies – Discover your next meal here!

At Pioneer, not only do we love to build great apps, but we also like to find other great apps out there and find out their story! Recently, the Bite app was featured on Product Hunt, and we had the chance to get in touch with the founders. Check out our interview and review!



Bite: Review Dishes

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Description of app:

 Swipe, Choose, & Bite – Discovering your next meal has never been easier. Bite focuses on reviewing dishes and not restaurants.

Eating out at the same places can get boring. Trying new dishes can be disappointing. Reading review rants can be a hassle. With Bite, explore and discover new eats with confidence and ease.

Let Bite help you decide what you eat next. Find new and different dishes without compromising on taste, quality, or your wallet. Easily access the most relevant information about nearby dishes, and decide for yourself whether a dish is worth a bite.

Post your favorite dishes: helping others experience flavorful foods that you’ve tried and enjoyed

Swipe to discover: finding high quality food nearest you by leveraging reviews from your peers

Skip the hassle: consolidating everything about a dish, making decisions effortless



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Interview with the Founders:

Where did you come up with the idea for this app?

The idea for this idea came up when Peter was working for a cybersecurity company, assigned to Manhattan for 3 month long consulting project. Even though he was surrounded by countless restaurants, he couldn’t decide which ones to eat at, and Yelp wasn’t helping him find what he wanted. He thought there had to be a better way to find the best eats, 3 times a day, everyday.
What problem is your app trying to solve?
The problem is that it takes too much time and too much effort to decide what to eat. Reviews today can be lengthy, and don’t always provide the relevant or related information. In today’s digital age, people love taking pictures of food and (1) posting to social media/instagram (2) keep it stored in their phone. Bite, as opposed to an entertainment app, differentiates itself as a decision making tool that helps people discover what’s available nearest them, and letting its users determine for each of themselves if something is worth trying/eating.
How big is your team?
3 full-time founders and 3 full-time developers.
How long did development take? Was this a full time project or side project?
Development took 4 months with 3 full time developers. The founders have been working on this part-time and committed full-time in September.
What are your future goals for the app?
1. Recognition as the lead food/restaurant review platform for dish review, search and discovery.
2. Partner with third-party online ordering and delivery companies.
3. Vision: become the universal digital and visual menu
In one sentence, why should people download this app?

Bite, the “Tinder for food”, shows the pictures of the best eats nearest you with relevant information and meaningful ratings; it simply makes more sense, right?

Pioneer Rating

73.5% – Excellent!

Onboarding Experience: 7.5/10

Usability: 8.5/10

User Design & User Experience: 7/10

App Store Average Stars: 4.8/5

Update Rating (How often there is an updated version): 3/4

Virility Factor: 88/100


How to Hire the Perfect Mobile Application Development Company

There are an abundance of application development companies on Long Island; it is not difficult to find one.  However, it is difficult to find the right one for your company and/or concept for an application.  Developing apps can be quite pricey and many people may have the urge to go with the cheapest deal.  However, choosing the right developer for your company is much more important than saving some change.  Things can become more difficult and/or go wrong if you hire the wrong company, as differences in opinion, outlook and concept can lead to conflicts or delays.  In the alternative, hiring the right company, even at a higher cost can maximize your effort and end result, increasing profitability.


So what do you look for when hiring a Long Island app development company?  Here are a few tips.


First, look for a development company that has experience with applications similar to that which you seek to create.  Take a look at the company’s portfolio to view the type of work they have completed in the past.  You will be able to tell relatively quickly whether the work is similar in concept and design, and if you believe your company and/or ideas will work with the app developers.  Aesthetics and ease of use are incredibly important for the future consumers of your app; it is important to make sure the application company is qualified to handle the jobs and those aspects.  Further, if the Long Island mobile app developer has similar experiences, they will be qualified to provide creative input based on those similar experiences.  That input may help you see options in a new light and enhance the development of your app.


As simplistic as it sounds, it is always important to choose someone that you like, or someone that you believe you can successfully build a business relationship with.  The process of developing an application does not necessarily have an end date.  Once the application is developed, you will likely need to focus on updates and other changes based on customer feedback.  It is easiest to find an application developer that will stay with you through the entire process, as opposed to terminating the relationship upon the initial completion of the app.  The process will be much smoother and much more enjoyable if you maintain a good working relationship with the company that you select.


Focus largely on design.  You may have a design idea in your mind; you can see it but you don’t have the coding knowledge to bring your idea to life.  Coding is extremely important, as without it there would be no application.  However, your future users to do care about coding. They care about the design and user experience.  This makes it incredibly important to choose a company that does not only have the development experience, but also experience working with design and usability.


Lastly, as previously stated, do not make your decision based solely on price.  It is understandable that your company, especially if it is a start up, has a budget.  However, in most instances cutting corners shows and you are aspiring to create a good product, not a cheap one.  Many price options are not all inclusive, and prices often increase down the road.  If you do not believe you have the capital to pull off the app that you desire to put out, focus on building your business in other realms and revisit the idea in the near future.


The development of an app for a Long Island business can lead to continued long-term success down the road.  When choosing a company to develop an app, remember the ideals of your company, the goals and purpose of the app and the aesthetics you desire. Make sure to hire an application development company that you can envision a long-term, successful relationship with based on those ideals.


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