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DEMO: iPad app Picksie will help you finally decide where to go for dinner

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Picksie is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
iPad users now have another tool to settle the age-old question: “what are we doing tonight?”

With its launch today at the DEMO conference, Picksie will be the most recent to enter into a growing ecosystem of location-based apps for the iPad. It displays restaurants, bars and the like to users looking for something to do whenever they get bored.

While similar to Yelp and other recommendation-based services, Picksie offers a recommendation engine based on previous “picks” and profile settings, as well as outside conditions like weather, time of day and day of the week.

Picksie consists of a five-person team built out of Ishi Systems, a 50-person IT consulting company based in Jersey City, New Jersey, which has also funded its development. It was cofounded by Ishi Systems founder and CEO Ajay Mohan and product manager Saju Thomas.


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