Trying to avoid hipsters? Or looking for a bar that caters to the Mad Men crowd? Hoppit, a Manhattan-based startup that searches restaurants and bars based on ambiance (choices at left), has launched in 25 cities. Its founders describe Hoppit as a cross between Yelp and Pandora, which allows you to filter locations as they would appeal to, for example, a two-year-old, your great aunt Norma, or business colleagues. Or maybe all three; you be the judge.
Anyone holding out hope of using Chomp on their Android is out of luck. Chomp is an app discovery service that also allows you to see what interesting new apps your friends and co-workers have found. MacRumors is reporting Apple bought Chomp for $50 million and has no plans to let Androidians Chomp their way to new apps. And it won’t be compatible with the competing phones.