Scene Tap Set to Launch in Gainesville
Published April 20th, 2012
Trying to figure out where to hang out on a Friday night or any night of the week, well there's an app for that.
It's called Scene Tap.
It lets you view real-time information about a bar,club or restaurant you are thinking about attending.
"I would definitely use it," said Victor Torres.
Torres is a student at the University of Florida.
He says some of the features in this new app will help him decide where to go with his friends.
"I would check the ratio and say ok this place has a higher female ratio than this place does," said Torres.
Scene Tap uses anonymous facial detection technology to provide users with information like male to female ratio, average age and crowd size.
The regional manager of Scene Tap said people should not be worried about being identified by name.
"No recording, no live feed, no one gets to see this information. It doesn't actually track you as a person. It just calculates your age, gender, counts it as a statistic, uploads it to the database and deletes the information," said Steve Eberle.
Some people around town aren't so fond about this new app.
"I have dealt with companies in the past that quote on quote sensitive information has gone public, so I am not willing to let that happen," said Nick Wawrzyniak, who is a student at UF.
Scene Tap is already being used in three other cities including Chicago, Austin and Bloomington,IN.
This free app also shows you other information like current food and drink specials.
So far in Gainesville there are six venues using scene tap.
One of those places is Gator City in Midtown.
"We decided to participate in the scene tap to grow with the business of technology that are available for bars and night life and to see how that can benefit us and the demographic we serve," said Gator City Manager Tim Hutthens.
Scene Tap launches on Tuesday.
All next week there will be several events at the different venues in Gainesville to promote the app.
Tuesday: Vault in Downtown
There will be prizes and VIP passes given out
Wednesday: Gator City and Envy in Midtown
Special bottle service
Thursday: Sharab in Downtown
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