Imagine the opportunity to have an up-to-the-minute feed from some of the best venues in Brisbane, showcasing what’s currently being offered, for example, a new menu offering, cheap deals, trivia nights, events or special promotions. Oh, wouldn’t that be amazing!
Oh wait, forget imagining, because it finally exists in Brisbane for all those foodie adventurers and indecisive diners. The Brisbane-created app has been tagged as a source of ‘Instant Social Inspiration’ with no searching needed and only the best that Brisbane has to offer – no take-away or fast food giants here!
We spoke with co-creator Simone Perkins, 34 from Ashgrove and she says the Perch Project app was created as a problem solver for many Brisbane socialites, as it reduces time spent on pointless Google searches, is less ‘what’s nearby’ and more ‘what’s on’ and helps people who are indecisive, make an informed choice without the stress of picking somewhere everyone will enjoy.
Simone says (and we completely agree) that at some stage we’ve all been given the responsibility of finding a place to go for dinner or drinks and if we’re honest, there’s pressure involved.
"You want to choose somewhere nice, somewhere unique, a place that suits your style but has something new on offer. This task is especially tricky here in Brisbane, where we are blessed with an ever-changing, dynamic venue scene,” Simone says.
The app is very visual and user friendly, with elements taken from many of our favourite social apps; The rich visual content resembles Instagram; The news feed, Facebook; and alike Twitter, venues cannot ramble, with listings and descriptions limited to 150 characters.
With more than 50 venues already onboard and with more being added daily, there’s no reason to say “Uhh, I don’t know, you decide” when asked to make a quick decision on the spot. Some of the venues to scroll through on the foodie feed so far are Gerard’s Bistro, The Kettle and Tin, Chester St Bakery, Cloudland and Woolly Mammoth.
The offerings are entirely up to the individual venues, with some venues using it to promote their ongoing events, such as the weekly Trivia at Escobar, free open-air cinema at The Wickham or one-off special events, like the monthly whiskey tastings at Cobbler.
The best part of the app though is that it will always be 100% free to download and use. Woo-hoo! Get clicking.