Hey you. We're Skorch. We only recommend the best / buzziest / most on-point places (sorry bad restaurants and lame bars). Yep. Skorch's heat map keeps you in-the-know about the hottest restaurants, bars, coffee shops and more, right now.
Now featuring Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Miami, Nashville, Dallas, Washington DC, Phoenix - Scottsdale, Houston, Seattle, Orange County & Toronto!
Annnd cue the bullet points...
- It works like a heat map - the warmer the color, the hotter the place.
- Review places in real time & influence what's hot by posting while you're out.
- Create your own hotlist so other Skorchers can see your favorite spots.
- Follow friends and influencers.
- See what's hot in real time, and what's been hot over time.
...You're still reading this?
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FAQ: "Why doesn't the app know where I am?" - When the app asks for permission to access your location, you must select yes. Please turn on your Location Services for Skorch in your iPhone's Settings>Privacy so you can see what's nearby. You can also always explore other cities in the "Refine" menu.
"When will Skorch feature my city?" - We're in 15 major cities, and continuing to grow. Follow us on Instagram @GetSkorch for updates.
This update includes bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
This app seems like a great idea (yelp has never been my favorite and I think this could be an improvement) but I think there are still some bugs to work out. The map is great but I would prefer to read the places on the list. However, the list does not update to a specified city or by proximity to you, so you have to scroll a ton to get to the right city. It seems like it should do that and maybe it is just not working effectively. If that issue was solved I think this would be an amazing app!
Developer Response ,
Hey, thanks for your review! It sounds like your location services are turned off. Please turn location access on in your iPhone's Settings>Privacy>Location Services>Skorch. Let us know if this helps.
Very cool, has potential
Love the idea. I also really like that you can’t post pictures from your camera roll, you have to post actual pictures you’re taking in the moment. My only suggestion would be to search other users by city. Most of the users/reviewers are in LA which isn’t very useful if you don’t live there
Does this tell me what’s hot in real time? I don’t know if there just aren’t enough places or users yet but everything shows as not hot for me. Also when I launch the app the first thing I see is a blank screen if I don’t have any scorch friends. Would it work better if I looked at the app at 9 pm. It’s confusing whether these are just hits spots or is it when to visit too?
- Skorch LLC
- 41.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2015 Lane Petrauskas
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.