12

votes

Paleo Yelp-like site

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 27, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Hi everyone,

I am a programmer and have an idea to create a Paleo Review site where people can review restaurants and how their paleo meals are. It would basically be like Yelp except for being paleo-only. It would take me 40-60 hours to put together, and I just wanted some feedback before I take on the project. Here are a few questions.

  1. Would you use it?
  2. What features would you want?

Any thoughts, ideas, etc. would be much appreciated. Thank you.

8c509aac21bdb54b3ca91de2da994b9b

(248)

on September 04, 2011
at 09:36 PM

love it! I would contribute. I would like restaurant and a product section where folks could recommend paleo products and/or pre-made pre-packaged products found in stores that people could use that meet paleo/primal requirements.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on February 03, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Hey Chris, I'm trying to sign up, but am having issues! Was trying to fill out profile, my username was already taken, so I did the Facebook connect. Then it asked for my email address, and it said it was already in use (I guess from my other attempt to start a profile). I tried the "Contact" form, but now I'm stuck on the page asking for my email address :( Please help! My Facebook name is "Julia Kohli," if that helps...

Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 29, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Ted - I added Boston. If you want to add a business simply sign up as a user then you can add a business

A3e654929c08c0723607842656b57f8f

(834)

on January 29, 2011
at 06:10 AM

Can you add Boston, Massachusetts ?

Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 29, 2011
at 12:39 AM

I thought there was but no there is not a way.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Wait, is there a way to "PM" on Paleo Hacks and I missed it?

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:44 PM

Hey Chris, I'm working on more of a comprehensive resource library...I think this could make sense as an additional resource! Let me know if you want to pool strengths...I already bought a URL and have hosting set up...am fiddling with solutions.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:43 PM

I'm working on more of a comprehensive resource library...I think this could make sense as an additional resource!

Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:23 AM

Yes very helpful. Any suggestions would be great and i'll try to get them into the build.

  • Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

    asked by

    (118)
  • Views
    2.1K
  • Last Activity
    1282D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

10 Answers

4
0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

on January 27, 2011
at 03:21 AM

1) I think cynarin is working on something similar already.

2) I think a wiki approach would be a lot cheaper and make more sense. Yelp already has every location in existence, and people just review them. Are you proposing that people add their own locations? In that case, just make it a wiki.

3) Food sources would be a hell of a lot more useful than restaurant reviews, IMO. People spend a lot more time looking for good local food sources than they do worrying about whether their steak was cooked in veg oil or butter.

4) Will you have time to maintain it? Old and out-of-date is annoying and worse than useless.

Yelp is huge. 40-60 hours won't produce anything like Yelp.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:43 PM

I'm working on more of a comprehensive resource library...I think this could make sense as an additional resource!

3
A3e654929c08c0723607842656b57f8f

(834)

on January 27, 2011
at 04:40 AM

Chris,

Seems like a great project.

Here are some user stories:

As a person on the paleo diet I would like to be able to flag a items on a restaurant menu as being paleo so that other diners know what they can order when they get there.

As a person on the paleo diet who order something on the menu that had unlisted non-paleo ingredients I would like to be able to warn other diners to watch out for this.

As a person on the paleo diet I would like to be able to be able to comment on other folks reviews so that I can give them positive feedback fro sharing with the community.

As a person who is on the paleo diet I would like to be able to identify ingredient sources if possible so that i can share with others where the ingredients for the restaurants dishes come from.

I can PM you more if this was helpful.

Ted

Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:23 AM

Yes very helpful. Any suggestions would be great and i'll try to get them into the build.

2
D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 27, 2011
at 03:10 AM

Would definitely be one to bookmark if it was done well.

1
77ecc37f89dbe8f783179323916bd8e6

(5002)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:02 AM

I think that would be awesome - do it!

1
E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on January 27, 2011
at 02:29 AM

As someone with celiac disease, gluten information would be crucial, and since it's generally a paleo no-no, that would be a big deal. Beyond that, I want to know about the quality of their ingredients and amount of processed crap used. I recently traveled and thought Red Lobster might be a good place to meet a friend, but their allergen page shows that soy and wheat are in all but one or two of their products - not even baked potatoes or "plain" steamed crab legs or lobster were safe! In other words, they use a bunch of cheap ingredients and processed crap to mask how cheap it is. We ended up having the most amazing fillet mignon at 21 at The Frederick in Huntington, WV, which was an amazing, inadvertent paleo meal. Rare fillet, parsnip puree, lightly steamed broccoli, and a small salad with fruit and pecans (ok, they were lightly candied) that had a raspberry/balsamic whipped dressing that blew us away! So maybe a way to focus on eating local with progressive chefs is another aspect to include. The chef visited our table after we raved to the waiter about how great everything was, and how easily I was able to make choices that accommodated my diet.

0
607116154339933af0cbc2df21cf8152

on September 04, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Hi Chris

Is there a possibility that I could set up a website similar like yours? Is there any plans that I could buy your website but with some customization?

0
Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 29, 2011
at 05:11 AM

OK I have the Beta site up. You can check it out at : www.paleofinder.com

A couple of things.

  1. Its still very early Beta so some things might not work. For instance, I haven't added all the US cities so business can't be added yet. I expect to have that done in a day or so.

  2. Please take a moment to sign up for the site and the facebook fan page

  3. Any suggestions you can fill out the contact form: http://www.paleofinder.com/contact/

Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 29, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Ted - I added Boston. If you want to add a business simply sign up as a user then you can add a business

A3e654929c08c0723607842656b57f8f

(834)

on January 29, 2011
at 06:10 AM

Can you add Boston, Massachusetts ?

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on February 03, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Hey Chris, I'm trying to sign up, but am having issues! Was trying to fill out profile, my username was already taken, so I did the Facebook connect. Then it asked for my email address, and it said it was already in use (I guess from my other attempt to start a profile). I tried the "Contact" form, but now I'm stuck on the page asking for my email address :( Please help! My Facebook name is "Julia Kohli," if that helps...

0
Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 27, 2011
at 06:17 AM

Given the feedback i'll move forward with the project. I'd like it to get to a point where when someone is figuring out where to eat consults the website to get ideas.

I should have a beta up within a few weeks. Please keep posting ideas on what you would like included.

0
A993550f2a130df8d3462c08582f08ec

(589)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:23 AM

This would be amazing. I try to cook all of my meals, but on weekends, I usually end up eating out a lot. If I knew where I could go and get good, Paleo (or even Primal) food, then I would be one happy camper.

0
Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:41 AM

Elizabeth,

Thanks for the input. I used Yelp to describe it but have no intention to imitate it. I agree that it won't be as big as Yelp nor is there enough people interested in this stuff to be as close to as big.

  1. Looks like her and I are on the same page. I'll shoot her a PM.

  2. I would want more functionality than a wiki. As for data, I can add all of the city, state, zip info pretty easily the big hurdle is getting all the business listings in there. I'm looking for a solution now but likely people or business would need to add there own establishments.

  3. I can add the functionality for people to add food sources. Farmers markets, CSA's, ect... The reason why I would focus on restaurants is because Local Harvest already has a nice setup.

  4. It would be a community driven project much like a wiki which means maintenance is minimal and content from users is the premium.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:44 PM

Hey Chris, I'm working on more of a comprehensive resource library...I think this could make sense as an additional resource! Let me know if you want to pool strengths...I already bought a URL and have hosting set up...am fiddling with solutions.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Wait, is there a way to "PM" on Paleo Hacks and I missed it?

Fe238950ed559c1f45bc0ddde3a34a73

(118)

on January 29, 2011
at 12:39 AM

I thought there was but no there is not a way.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!