Last week I got a chance to attend a dinner and demo night for the new startup called Thummit. Thummit is a new service that looks to offer simple, social and portable recommendations. It is currently focused on the restaurant scene and offers a way to send recommendations via text message or Twitter. You can simply text thumbs up, down or maybe to Thummit and the service does the rest. Thummit can also send restaurant recommendations back to you via text message. If you are trying to make a dining decision between a couple of different restaurants Thummit can help by enabling you to setup a poll among friends and then send it out via text message.
Thummit was founded by Sean Greene, co-founder of LaunchBox Digital, the Washington, D.C. based startup incubator program. I put the service to work this weekend as I rated a few local restaurants while at the actual restaurant. It is still a very early beta so there are a number of features that are in the roadmap but have not yet been implemented. But I think it is a great approach by Thummit to let some folks kick the tires and offer early feedback. If you are interested in testing out the service go to Thummit.com and use the invite code: hamburger
I recorded the demo portion of the evening with my phone. If you can bear with the less than optimal video quality you can watch the video below.