Today, TripAdvisor launched a super helpful resource for food lovers everywhere. Local Picks, our new Facebook app, gives users access to valuable restaurant recommendations from area locals who know the dining scene best. And because Local Picks was built on Facebook, you can also get advice from friends and easily share favorite restaurants, ratings, and check-ins.
Check out a few of the app’s coolest features, and experience it for yourself here:
- “Foodies” Feed
The “Foodies” newsfeed keeps users informed of their Facebook friends’ recommendations and real-time activity: where they’ve checked in, and what restaurants they’ve recently rated. Diners can also follow other foodies outside of their immediate Facebook network (well-known chefs, for example), which can serve as a regular source of dining inspiration.
- Local Picks Index
The Local Picks Index ranks top restaurants worldwide with an emphasis on the reviews and opinions of locals. Users can browse the “Top Picks” tab to see a list of restaurants that have ranked high on the Local Picks Index.
- Favorites and Wish Lists
By placing a “want” or a “fave,” or adding to a custom list with the click of an icon, Local Picks users can quickly and easily keep track of restaurants they want to try and those they love.
- More Photos & Essential Information
To create the most useful restaurant summary possible, Local Picks will complement content from TripAdvisor with photos and information from foursquare, Facebook Pages, and menus from Single Platform.