“Real Pizza of New York” App Released to the Mobile Masses

Posted on: August 4th, 2011 at 10:12 am by

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.

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“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.

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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.

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