What is it?
GO is an application designed at its core to work extremely efficiently while being crazily simple. The base idea behind it is an application that will give you suggestions of a restaurant to go to without a single piece of user input.
The fact that all GO requires in order to give you amazingly personalized results is nothing more than permission to access your location is revolutionizing. You don’t have to put in what kind of food you like, what your favorite restaurants are, or even what kind of surrounding atmosphere you like. Nothing. Simply create an account with your email and give GO permission to your location and that’s it. We promise that your personal data will never leave our application and that at all times GO will operate at the highest of securities. Just imagine an application working for you.
GO doesn’t care what others have to say about a restaurant on Yelp, or OpenTable, and Zomato. All GO cares about is where you like to go. It’s an application that runs in the background, using little to no battery, and full of personalized suggestions from the moment you open it. GO evolves as you evolve. It remembers where you like to go, and by using its advanced algorithm, knows where you will want to go.
(Oh, and by the way, GoRound is run by a team of teenagers from all over the world! That's right, none of us even have a high school diploma, yet each one of us has their own field of expertise which we've studied for as long as we can remember. That's why we love to working together! Times are changing but so are the opportunities that come our way. Creating GoRound gives us the chance to do something we all deeply love: helping the people around us in a memorable way. With your help, we can make that happen!)
How did this idea come to life and why?
GO first came to be an idea when looking for a restaurant to go to in Santa Monica and having to put in search parameters telling the application I liked Italian and Mexican food. It was then that I thought, why shouldn’t this application be able to know that I like those types of foods since I go to those restaurants all the time.
GO will represent an evolutionary level of simplicity in design and hidden complexity, while operating at one of the highest levels of security and computational intuition. It will learn personally what each user likes, what their habits are, and who they are like. As the user evolves, so will GO. One of the key features that makes GO stand out, is the singular fact that it is free of reviews, opinions and other fluff that can be bought and written by restaurants themselves.
It is obvious that any review written on Yelp could have been written by the restaurant themselves and that is why we at GO have chosen to completely bypass that step. GO doesn’t care what others have to say about a restaurant, all it cares is what you have to say about it. Did you spend a long time there? Do you go back there frequently? Is that the sort of place you like to spend your Friday nights? All of the questions above, GO takes into consideration before giving you results from places others like you have been.
The simplicity behind this application is off the charts, but so is the efficiency rates and effect it could have on the lives everyday people.