Meeting planners now have the opportunity to introduce attendees to the best a meetings destination has to offer—even if they aren’t completely familiar with it. The new Noted app, which launched in October, allows planners to recommend restaurants and activities to attendees from their own list of “you should check this out” places.
Users can “note” places they recommended or have read about in three easy steps. The user enters the city and the name of the establishment and then labels it either eat, stay or play. Meeting planners can compile their lists over time and share their recommendations with attendees. In gist, the app allows business travelers to experience the best a city has to offer in the often short amount of time they get to experience it.
“[The app] serves as a way for attendees to make the most of their time in a city,” says Tiffany Winter, co-creator of the app. “It’s basically a way to ensure wherever you go or visit, you always have at your fingertips the best places to go.”
Noted has five basic functions:
- Store – Noted allows users to “note” (on an iPhone or iPad) places the moment they hear, read or experience them. The app uses the Foursquare API to pull in the address, contact number and photo, if available.
- Curate – Once logged into Noted, a meeting planner can add additional information to the notes—for instance, a certain food dish or a colleague that recommended it—indicating why the place was special enough to note down.
- Search – The Noted filter system allows users to find their notes easily by doing a simple search by name, category, location, tags or who the noted item was recommended by.
- Map – If Noted is able to pull in Foursquare details on the location, the note will be placed on a map. This makes it easy to see what places are nearby or can help users plan an itinerary when visiting a new city by showing where all the noted places are in relation to one another.
- Share – Noted allows users to share individual notes via Facebook, Twitter, email and text—perfect for meeting planners sending attendees last-minute restaurant suggestions.