$951
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22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 31 2018 11:41 PM UTC +00:00
Wait Check, LLCBy Wait Check, LLC
First created
Wait Check, LLCBy Wait Check, LLC
First created
$951
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 31 2018 11:41 PM UTC +00:00

About

Wait Check is an exciting new application for IOS and Android users. It allows users to easily see wait times at many restaurants around the world.

Whether you are looking for a local restaurant or want to know what restaurants are near you when traveling to an unfamiliar place, Wait Check can help to find the perfect restaurant and see the wait time.

Users can see estimated wait times at many restaurants near them.  Shortly after arriving at their chosen restaurant, users receive a notification, asking them to update the current wait time and their party size.  This updates the map view for all users to see current restaurant wait time with an easy to read color-coded system. 

Users receive a notification to update the wait time shortly after arriving at a restaurant.
Users receive a notification to update the wait time shortly after arriving at a restaurant.

The wait times are displayed in a color-coded format throughout the designated search area. As users update the actual wait times, the icons change color to reflect the update. Wait Check then allows all users of the app to easily see restaurant wait times in a map view at a glance!

The map view allows all users to see the wait times in an easy to read color-coded format.
The map view allows all users to see the wait times in an easy to read color-coded format.

Initially, this app will be ad-free for everyone to enjoy.  Because this app relies directly on user input for accuracy in updating wait times, we want as many people as possible to use the app and share it with family and friends.  In the future, when we reach 100,000+ users, we plan to change to an ad-supported platform.  This will allow us to continuously develop the app with more robust features for everyone to enjoy.  A Premium membership plan will be available for those who prefer to keep Wait Check ad-free. In future versions, we also plan to add a point system that will allow for users to earn rewards for participating restaurants. 

How is our app striving to be different from other apps or online services to see restaurant wait times or be placed on a restaurant wait list?

  • Most of the existing apps rely on restaurants to post wait times. They are subscription-based services and many restaurants do not participate. Our app is similar to Waze in that all the information is provided by users directly and is more accurate. Also we include most restaurants, not just the ones who pay to participate.
  • If none of our app users have visited a restaurant, we provide an estimated wait time based on historical data. Other apps do not do this. 
  • We do not put people on a wait list. Those are different apps and devices for people who want to dine at a specific restaurant. Our app is useful for people who want to see multiple restaurants to locate a restaurant with a short wait time. This is helpful for people who don’t typically make reservations at restaurants but don’t want to wait too long for a table. Users can also call the chosen restaurant directly from the app to be placed on the wait list if desired. Also, the apps and websites that add your name to a waitlist are a paid service with a monthly subscription.  Our app will be free.
  • Our app provides a simple way to see wait times at many different restaurants in a single glance on our color-coded map view. This is particularly helpful when traveling or in an unfamiliar area and want to see restaurants around you to get some ideas of where to eat and also see their wait times. 
  • Our app sends push notifications to users when they enter a restaurant to remind them to update the wait time. This has been the most difficult part of the app to develop but should result in much higher utilization which increases the accuracy of the data. Most other existing apps do not offer this feature resulting in few users actually updating wait times. They simply forget to update wait times for others to see.

WaitCheck development team is blessed with talented developers and committed stake holders.  We think we have a great idea that will benefit everyone who likes to go to restaurants but is tired of long waits.  What we need is some financial help to allow us to complete the Wait Check mission!

Risks and challenges

If we are unable to raise $20,000, we may not be able to finish developing the Wait Check app. This is a work in progress, but we need help to complete the development of the app.

Also, this app works better with a large number of users. We need Wait Check users to share the app with family and friends. The more people using the app, the better and more accurate the information will be. We need lots of WaitCheck users to ensure our collaborative real-time, crowd-sourced endeavor thrives!

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