Picksie, the First Location Based Discovery Application With the Ability to Personalize Options, Announces TV Foodmaps (Apsquared, LLC) Partnership and Advanced Integration

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The Leading Full-Service Entertainment and Dining App, Picksie, Now Allows Users to Discover Nearby Famous Restaurants and View Restaurant and Bar Menus Directly on the App

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Picksie (http://www.picksie.com), which launched last year as the first location-based discovery service with the ability to personalize options based on consumers’ picks, announced today a new partnership with celebrity food finder database TV FoodMaps (APSquared, LLC) to be able to offer Android and iOS users the ability to find famous restaurants featured on TV in their area. In addition to this upgrade, users will also be able to access advanced menus from bars and restaurants without ever leaving the app.

These new capabilities were previewed at this year’s 2012 Internet Week New York, where tech insiders were able to get a first look at the exciting new features. Going forward, users interested in celebrity featured restaurants will be able to see a new category for entertainment options, sort by those preferences, and have the option to view menu items and prices while browsing the thousands of restaurants in their immediate area. Both new updates will give users yet another customized tool to help them decide the best option for what to do “right here, right now”; saving users time and getting the best recommendations for their needs.

Picksie is quickly becoming the go-to destination for users who find themselves needing a little entertainment guidance across the 900 cities which the app services. The announcement of the TV FoodMap partnership and advanced Menu Feature comes as part of their extensive 2012 announcements including, the March launch of Picksie on the Android platform and their most recent announcement, the integrated Ticket Purchasing feature. All of these announcements are focused on a dedication to improving customer service and fostering a user-friendly experience with the most up-to-date technology possible.

“The new partnership with TV FoodMaps and the integrated menu feature, like all of our upgrade features, is something the Picksie team is very proud of. We believe it is just one more useful tool that has made Picksie a top performing app in the competitive location-based service marketplace. As we continue to move forward in creating the premier one-stop, fully integrated mobile entertainment guide, we will stay dedicated to exploring all options that can potentially create a more intriguing and engaging experience for our users,” says Ajay Mohan, CEO, Picksie. “We have positioned Picksie on the forefront of the industry when it comes to mobile capabilities and we hope this new feature will help enable all users the ability to truly take advantage of the service.”

Picksie is the first location based service guide application that enables individuals to instantly discover a customized host of entertainment and dining options. Picksie applies a user’s profile, past ratings, searches and reviews, as well as current day, time and weather, to recommend events, activities and places of interest – such as restaurants, cafes, bars and cinemas. By using Picksie, users save time deciding what to do and receive instant recommendations that match their unique likes. The more frequently the user uses Picksie, the “smarter” the service becomes, customizing its recommendations over time to best fit unique individual preferences.

Picksie is currently partnered with Zagat and Fandango and is approved for people of all ages to discover restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, sporting events, movies catered to one’s personal preferences and more.

About Picksie
Picksie (http://www.picksie.com) is a location-based discovery service for iOS and Android devices that answer the question “What can I do, right here, right now?” Picksie applies a user’s profile, past ratings, searches and reviews, as well as current day, time and weather, to recommend events, activities and places of interest – such as restaurants, cafes, bars and cinemas. By creating a Picksie profile, users save time deciding what to do and receive instant recommendations that match their unique likes and location.

Picksie was founded by Ishi Systems, a product development firm delivering end-to-end technology solutions for enterprises as well as startups. Ishi has been developing enterprise, security and mobile solutions for its customers globally since 1994. The Company is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information on Picksie, check them out on Facebook or Twitter.

About TV Food Maps
TV Food Maps (http://www.tvfoodmaps.com) was created by two brothers from New York who love to travel and eat good, sometimes greasy, food. When exploring, they were inspired to create a comprehensive listing of all restaurants. TV Food Maps helps you find places that have been featured on TV shows such as Man vs. Food and Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. They have apps for iPhone, Android and their main website - visit tvfoodmaps.com to find restaurants by zip code and check out their features.

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