Here’s more #tech for your nightlife.
HouseTab, which publicly launched last week, changes the way users pay for food and drinks at restaurants and bars. From buying drinks for nearby strangers to sending friends meals from halfway across the world, the app has so many functions, it’s hard to keep track of them all.
Ever since Instagram fell into the app store from the heavens above, diners been dutifully dedicating the first few moments after the arrival of their sushi and molten chocolate lava cakes to snapping photos and choosing the perfect filters.
But some amateur photographers won’t be forced to settle for the low-quality iPhone food porn any longer.
A South African internet provider called MWEB created the #dinnercam, a machine seeking to “take social media food shots to the next level,” Gothamist reported.
You’re out to dinner with your friends and itching to take out your iPhone, but you deny temptation in favor of being a respectable dining companion.
Then, your friend Ashley takes her phone out to Instagram her meal. Since her phone’s now in action, your other friend figures, “Hey, why not?” and whips out his iPhone too. The chain reaction continues until suddenly, you’re just five strangers, bathed in orbs of blue light, staring at screens while you completely ignore each other’s existence.