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Hoppit

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Hoppit 
(Developed by Hopscotch Group)
Available for: iOSAndroid 
Released: September
Price: Free

Superior food, far-reaching beer menus, outstanding service and affordable prices are all compelling reasons for visiting a restaurant or bar, but they aren't the only reasons--ambience counts, too. Just because a spot is a perfect for boozing with friends doesn't mean it's equally appropriate for a first date or Sunday brunch with Grandma. Hoppit helps you find the right place at the right time, recommending local eateries and watering holes based on whom you're with and what kind of atmosphere you want to enjoy.

Hoppit--currently available for a growing number of major U.S. locales including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Washington D.C.--pinpoints your location and identifies destinations according to your desired environment (selections include "Romantic," "Swanky" and "Hipster") as well as your social context (i.e., "Colleagues," "Family" or "My Two-Year-Old") and price range. After Hoppit maps all the possibilities in your radius, you can click through each recommendation for atmosphere details, noise level, location, contact information, etc. You can also save past, present and future favorites to Facebook. It's an invaluable resource for anyone looking for lunch in all the wrong places.