“Real Pizza of New York” App Released to the Mobile Masses
Searching for the perfect slice in this town is always a needle-in-the-haystack experience. We certainly have our favorites (hello, Stanton Pizza), but sifting through the endless fat, if you will, remains a task in itself. And of course, it wouldn’t be 2011 without having an app for this dilemma.
“Real Pizza of New York” is the technological brainchild of Jeff Orlick. The iPhone/iPad application is currently stocked with a over one hundred pizzerias in the tri-state area and relies on user submissions to stay alive. In addition, Orlick is ambitiously trying to create a visible rating system by doling the following window stickers to all the best pizza parlors. There are reportedly 150 locations boasting the red.
Here’s the mission statement from Orlick, per iTunes:
This app is my life’s work. I’ve spent years searching for greatness and documenting pizza in nearly every neighborhood in the 5 boroughs. This is the best way I can share what I’ve discovered. And I need your help! The app is always growing, so if there are any pizzerias I’ve missed that deserve to be listed (especially local favorites), don’t get ornery – give me a whistle and let me in on it. We have a responsibility to help NYC’s best continue to do their thing. The people need to know!
The app is fun to peruse and is definitely a good user experience, however it carries a fairly steep price tag ($4.99) not quite commensurate with its offerings. Hard on the wallet and hard drive, commanding a hefty 122 MB of free space.