Los Angeles, CA, September 13, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Restaurant directories are being brought into the Web 2.0 age through the latest restaurant directory and review site covering US cities at www.Starved.org. The site uses advanced technology to crawl restaurant websites for information, and then put that information into a format that users can easily search and browse. Users can submit restaurants not currently listed on Starved.org, and can contribute their own restaurant reviews.
An example of the crawling technology implemented by www.Starved.org is the way that the site can identify hours of operation, special offers, menus, and even reservation URL regardless of their format on the original restaurant’s website. All information is then put into a standard format for easy viewing by site visitors.
Starved.org also aims to put the power into the user’s hands. Site visitors can interact in several ways, from submitting their favorite restaurants if they’re not already listed in the directory, to reviewing restaurants where they’ve had either good or bad experiences, to creating polls about where they should eat, which they can then send to their friends or family to help make a group decision. Visitors of www.Starved.org can also send restaurant information to their phone, or forward it via email with a unique map and driving directions interface that even includes a draggable “car.”
As an added bonus, Starved.org helps visitors looking for a more complete night on the town by offering movie reviews to help users plan a night out for dinner and a movie.
Starved.org is a Web 2.0 company working to provide diners with the most accurate and up to date information available about their favorite restaurants, and to help them find restaurants in their city that they may have been unaware of. The site strives to deliver to the best restaurant guide available by providing a voice for both consumers and restaurants. Data is aggregated by crawling the web using the site’s special proprietary technology that discovers restaurants and their features and characteristics. Site visitors have the ability to us a variety of tools, from submitting new restaurants not currently in the database, to reviewing restaurants listed in the directory, to creating polls or sending location information to their phones.
For more information, please visit www.Starved.org, or contact Jim Polaski at 818-634-8911.