[TechRadar] Foursquare's new bot means less squabbling, more supper
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Foursquare's new bot means less squabbling, more supper

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/mobile_phones/Apps/iPhone%20Apps/Marsbot-470-75.jpg" alt="Foursquare's new bot means less squabbling, more supper"/><p>Ever spend more time debating what to eat than actually eating? Foursquare, the company behind the restaurant check-in app, made a bot that recommends places to go out without the need to succumb to indecision - or encroaching hunger. </p><p><a href="https://marsbotapp.com/">Marsbot</a> sends the users text messages detailing eateries and nightlife the recipient may enjoy, based on where they've visited in the past and their current location. While similar to a chatbot, Foursquare seems to find the title inappropriate for its virtual foodie. </p><p>&quot;With a chatbot, you ask specific questions and give specific prompts for what you need,&quot; writes Marsbot product manager Marissa Chacko on Foursquare's <a href="http://blog.foursquare.com/post/144872708248/introducing-marsbot">blog</a>. &quot;Our goal with Marsbot is to give you the answers before you even ask - just based on where you are and where you usually go.&quot;</p><p>On top of being available only for iOS, Marsbot is currently exclusive to residents in New York City and San Francisco, making it limited in scope in its current iteration. </p><p>Being still a work in progress, users living in those areas who sign up for Marsbot will be put on a waitlist, meaning it will be a while before hungry folks elsewhere gain Marsbot's aid and will probably just stick to that one tried-and-true pizza place tonight.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/how-to-take-food-photos-1309773">Making check-ins at your favorite restaurant? Here's how you take a good food pic</a></li></ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/VYzbhIEkPi8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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