Have you ever been on your way out for coffee or to a restaurant to eat and wondered how busy it’s going to be and if you were going to have to wait? There is a Portland based company called What Spot Now that is aimed at giving its user a glimpse at their favorite hotspot. With What Spot Now’s live views and realtime updates, consumers can check out what’s happening at their favorite restaurants, bars, cafés, and coffee shops before they go, and get access to exclusive promotions. What Spot Now is currently a mobile site and an iPhone app. This app can be used to check the webcam out to see how busy the establishment is or to redeem any of the discounts available that are generally time sensitive upon your arrival. There is a useful map on the mobile site that pinpoints any locations that are using the What Spot Now software.
Not only does the customer now benefit, but so does the business. The installation is easy, with a webcam that requires a power outlet as well as wifi. If your business is using any social media, then What Spot Now easily plugs in to enhance your Facebook page or website making your site more than just a static name, address, and phone number.