App Of The Day: Tiny Review

How many times have you gone online for some simple guidance on a restaurant only to discover a bunch of procedural descriptions of a meal -- or worse -- dissertations on the state of modern cuisine written by rando clowns. Were the libations good yes or no? The internet lacks the pizzaz of Tiny Review.

What's it do?

Tiny Review combines photos from a restaurant (or bar) with a very short review, which is overlaid like a tabloid headline. The review is limited to three short lines, so you've got to be pithy. Otherwise the Tiny Review combines the functions of other geo-location, review and photo-sharing apps. You can view a stream of friends' recent activity or of nearby reviews. After you're finished crafting your three-line masterpiece, you can share it on Facebook. Though the options aren't yet available, the app has greyed-out options for sharing your review on Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and email -- the developer promises these are on the way.

Why do we like it?

The idea is to give people reading your review an instantaneous sense of your experience at a restaurant. Tiny Review generates crisp, graphics that pop like magazine covers. They give you just an essential morsal about what a dining experience was like. Even if the reviews aren't comprehensive, they convey somethign essential about the experience of being in a restaurant. It's like FoodSpotting with an extra bit of charm or Yelp with any charm at all. It's also nice that the app is designed to mesh seemlessly -- eventually -- with other social networks so you don't have to worry about keeping up with another in-app service to see your friends' activity.

Is it Ready Yet?

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The Best

Easy to use Looks good

The Worst

No Twitter Support