Pinion is an alternative, meaningful rating system, that categorizes places through expressive semantics. It also incorporates a dynamic time element to synch with user’s fluctuating moods, as they move throughout the day into differing environments.
Apps like Yelp, Foursquare, and Google Places are widely used resources for rating places, but the star and number rating systems are arbitrary and not always accurate. These ratings are compiled on an average to give a blanket assessment of a location without considering time of day or day of week.
See and try Pinion live (optimized for Android devices).
It’s 10:30 pm on a Friday night and two friends are at a bar which was given a 4-star rating on Yelp. They were looking to find an “awesome” bar, but it was not their kind of awesome. With Pinion, they can search for a place that has the specific scene they are looking for at that moment.
It is 1:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon and a nanny is looking for a quiet napping spot to take the kids to. He texts “Quiet@Carroll and 4th NYC” to Pinion to find the nearest quiet place at that moment.