Earlier this month one of our clients, SoonSpoon, launched a reservation site that caters towards diners looking to score last minute reservations at some of the most intimate and creative restaurants in Boston. The growing list of partner restaurants such as L’Espalier, Menton and Journeyman are able to use the SoonSpoon website to list last minute reservations that surface as a result of cancellations. Soonspoon then disseminates the open reservations to users through an constantly updated listing on their website, text, twitter and email. As soon as the listed reservation is booked by a spontaneous diner the restaurants receive a text informing them that SoonSpoon has them covered and their table filled.
A few months ago SoonSpoon co-founders Travis Lowry and Conor Clary approached us for help finalizing the last pieces of back-end functionality required to get their platform production ready. We added a mobile-friendly dashboard for restaurants to easily list new reservations as well an integration with Twilio’s REST API for sending SMS messages. It was great to see this thing lift off successfully and we wish these guys the best of luck – with close to 500 diners , 14 partner restaurants and plans to expand to other cities it looks like they’re off to a great start!
If you want to read more about these guys their website is www.soonspoon.com and twitter handle is @soonspoonhq. Here’s some recent press from Boston Eater, Boston Business Journal and Boston Magazine.
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Well, it’s one week into Movember and three of our engineers, including myself, have joined the team. It’s too late to join our team, however if you want you can still donate. We’ll continue to provide an update each week.
Here we are this week. Let us know which week you think will be the best mug shot and who has the best ‘stache:
On a side note, we’d like to congratulate DiscoverE on a successful launch earlier this week. We helped the DiscoverE team build their entire site which aggregated a number of old sites they had.
Happy Movember all! This year some of us are participating in Movember. Movember is where you grow a moustache to support men’s health. Each week we’ll be taking a picture as our moustaches grow and are shaped into beautiful sculptures.
Our team page show’s some updates, how much we’ve raised, and who has joined our team. Join up with us or donate to the cause!
Here are the three mugshots of us who are participating (smiles not allowed) so far:
Here’s to a great Movember!
Hope everyone survived the first week of 2012 unscathed. Just wanted to announce that we helped the Detroit Red Wings and the Michigan State Lottery launch a Facebook promotion. It’s a pretty neat deal, all you have to do is LIKE the MI Lottery page and submit your information to be entered to win a Zamboni ride. And honestly, who doesn’t love a Zamboni ride.
The promo is live here https://www.facebook.com/MichiganLottery
Unfortunately, its only open to Michigan residents.
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