Why a restaurant-recommendation app failed to take off

04/30/2014 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

NoChains, an application designed to help users find the best local restaurants, attracted some early buzz, but it ran into trouble after failing to attract enough user-generated content. To make matters worse, customers weren't using the app as intended, and the founders lacked technical skills, making it difficult to update the product. As a result, the project has been shelved as the founders pursue other projects.

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