BiteHunter: Looking for Deals Made Easier
There shouldn’t be an excuse for paying full price if budget is a priority -- now that there is an explosion of daily deal sites adding to the specials that almost every dining establishment offers.
The website allows users to search through daily deals from partner sites and discounts at restaurants since March. It launched an iPhone app that does the same thing based on a user’s current location on Thursday. The real-time location feature and the comprehensiveness of the app distinguish its capabilities from daily deal aggregators like Dealery and Monster Offers — at least in dining offers.
BiteHunter also developed a technology that searches restaurants and bars’ social feeds for mentions of specials or other offers, aside from integrating APIs from sites like Groupon and deals newsletters. The startup is currently getting revenue by referring its users to daily deal sites and reservation sites like OpenTable.
Gil Harel hopes to eventually create his own ad network for the website and app. The nifty aspect of the startup is that as the deals space gets more competitive, its product gets more useful.
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“The more players that are providing deals in real-time, the better it is for BiteHunter… for us it’s just another great service to pull information from.”