Quintoapp — thoughts

A couple of weeks ago, lying in bed at a Hospital :) Read that here I was cleaning up Apps on my iPhone and MotoG, also reading about some new ‘Disrupters’ in the food space. Tweeted some thoughts about them, one being QuintoApp. A couple of tweets, messages reminded me that it was founded by Sahil who had met me and Anupam with his co founder last year to seek inputs.

We had spent a pleasant hour or so sharing different views about the app, and then I learnt that they attended TiE Bootcamp with their mentors being Anand and Kanchan and I had stopped tracking, nor did I have any information.

Down Loading the app to check, found the following:

1) Smooth, nice design, though the color sensibilities hurt me due to the dark/black background, white fonts.

2) Mumbai and the first search was for ‘Vada Pav’ and saw just one location — Ashok Vada Pav — reaction to this was, Dude, this is the first thing that is associated with Mumbai and needs to be there. Lost interest and deleted the app.

My thoughts & questions that I had asked last year and remain the same:

1) What is your differentiator/USP? To give an example — People follow me on Zomato and Instagram for the food recommendation NOT because I talk about Texture, graininess and all BUT stand by what dish is good and why I like it.

2) Blog is different, has more written there etc.

3) Why would I want yet another app where I will go and write, tag, input, select or whatever for my favourite dish? Some youngsters, maybe yes.

4) How difficult would this be to replicate by a Zomato, Pandas, Owls with funding?

5) If there is no contextual, relevant content, how does it benefit the consumers and in turn create a community?

6) And how quickly can this be scaled up? Is there an answer for this — probably yes. Can it work — maybe. Is it too late — possible. The answer would be in — Is this for passion, revenue or funding :)

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