So, my lecturer raised a very good point when I went for my tutorial last week. I thought the idea of the restaurant review app for Facebook would be good for people like me, who like sharing their foodie experiences and would quite willingly write a quick, snappy review after dining, Jim pointed out that not many people would be willing to do that if there wasn’t an incentive their.
This got me thinking about what it could be. I started by thinking it could be something like a Nando’s loyalty card, where, when you visit and purchase a meal you get a stamp. Once you have a certain number of stamps, you can get free things with your meal, such as 1/4 of chicken. Because people aren’t going to be able to have a physical loyalty card with the Facebook app being on the internet, I thought there could be some sort of virtual loyalty card online (this would be kind of like the post counter on WordPress that spurs you on to write more).
The way I think this will work is for every review you post, as long as it is over 50 words, you will get a virtual ‘stamp’ which will amount to £2 each. Once you have wrote five reviews you will be able to redeem a £10 printable voucher to use at a restaurant of your choice (as long as they are registered with Toptable and reviews can be written for them). People can also save their stamps so once they have written their first five reviews, they will be able to redeem their voucher for any amount over £10. For example, after seven reviews have been written, if the person writing would like to redeem their voucher for £14, they can do so.
Hopefully, because restaurants will be getting more business from the reviews people write about them, as long as they are positive, they will get more customers so they will allow my application to have these vouchers.