The Hungry Tide

The Ness food app gives recommendations specific to your tastes
     Print Edition: June 9, 2013

Cater to your every culinary craving with these customised phone apps that address the need of the globetrotting gourmand. Ness provides solutions tailormade for individual tastes.

After users give their rating for 10 restaurants visited by them, the app uses an algorithm to determine the user's personal tastes and preferences before making customised recommendations. Savored, on the other hand, gives you bang for the buck by finding you the best gourmet bargains available in the city to satiate a sophisticated palate.

While apps like Best Coffee and Untappd point you in the direction of the nearest cafe, pub or restaurant, Chefs Feed - available in 16 cities across the globe - offers expert advice and must-eat recommendations by some of the world's top chefs. On a more interactive format, Evernote Food allows you to archive your experience with photos, maps and tasting notes, and can be used for reference by other users of the app. Never go hungry again while globetrotting.

It's impossible to travel without the mobility and convenience of a smartphone, but confusingly, most smartphone providers offer hefty pricing policies which result in international roaming charges that can drain your treasure chest.

Come July, travellers visiting the EU will be subject to capped charges at 85% cheaper rates, as a result of which competing phone companies are all set to woo their travelling customers with attractive packages.

Additionally, for those who inadvertantly become prey to data roaming charges abroad will have their bill capped at 50 Euros (about Rs 3,500) so as to limit the spending incurred by them. And there's more. By the same time next year, prices are expected to further drop by about half.

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