There’s a new app launching, being called the ‘Airbnb’ for restaurants.

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Finally the buddy app dubbed ‘Airbnb’ for restaurants launches next week.

After a solid month of beta testing, trial and error, updates and final amendments the buddy app arrives to our devices next week.

Restaurateurs, industry leaders and testers are all excited for when the app goes live on both iOS and Android next week. The buddy app allows restaurateurs the ability to have their very own app for their restaurant for free. The buddy app showcases the very best of what restaurants has to offer, inspiring diners with HD image menu’s with detailed description, ingredients and prices, an explosive design of imagery and a seamless user experience. Users have the ability to book tables in the app, view specials boards with images, share them with friends, view happy hours and deals, write reviews and also ‘follow’ new favourite places to receive exclusive notifications on special deals, live events and much more.

Australia’s Innovation.

The Buddy app allows you to book tables at chosen restaurants for a percentage off your final bill, the ability to be notified of the top five places to eat and drink when entering that specific street. The app will even eliminate your FOMO as it can notify you of a happy hours happening as you walk right by the establishments front door!

Buddy has been consumed by business owners Australia wide, with the excitement spreading over seas to Canada, New Zealand, Italy, France and the UK.

Launching first here in Australia, puts the nation centre stage for innovation, creativity and development.

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Buddy App progresses into Beta testing phase

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The hugely anticipated new eatery finder app moves into Beta testing.

Today marks a milestone achievement for founder Danny Simmonds and his team, as his revolutionary marketing software platform buddy hits the last 200m sprint.

As the excitement draws greater for restaurateurs Australia wide, the buddy app development moves into its final production stage, Beta testing.

“Getting to this stage in App Development is a lifetime achievement, as many startup founders do not even reach past the seed round” – said founder and CEO Danny Simmonds. Danny has not exactly done it as most other startup founders would, he has still very much maintained a full time job as well as building his Company/startup from working behind a bar. Now with huge nationwide demand from industry leaders and the potential to shift an entire industry on how they market their business, Danny is ‘appreciative’ of how far it has all come.

“to have a validated idea, funding and backing from the industry you seek to get customers, it is a startups dream come true for everyone here involved”. – Said Danny as he recognises a once in a lifetime milestone, being not only a founder but building an app that will shape the way of the future for restaurant search. He [Danny] very much is still keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

“we haven’t even started to achieve what we have set out to do, We know we have many years ahead of old fashioned hard work, 18 hours days and sleepless nights”, “but I honestly cannot wait to begin, we just need to be patient and provide an outstanding service to our community” – Said Danny.

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Costa Noosa Espresso excited to use buddy app

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One of The Sunshine Coasts most prestige Coffee Shop boasts about buddy.

The Sunshine Coast is booming with innovation and industry change, one of which is the Sunshine Coasts latest innovative new startup, called buddy.

We went and met with Gav, the owner of Costa Noosa Espresso to receive feedback on the revolutionary new app, the app the industry can call its very own.

After being controlled by overseas online review giants such as Tripadvisor and Zomato, Gav reckons having an app for the Hospitality industry to actually use to their advantage in a new digital age is a powerful ‘gift’.

So what is buddy?

The innovative new app called buddy, has been custom built from the ground up to provide a platform for the hospitality industry to call its own. The platform itself is flawless in terms of design, user friendly and is exceptionally attentive with eye catching content on every swipe or flick.

The buddy app will provide each business who joins, with a free app for their restaurant, cafe, bar or popup. Each business app will have its very own dashboard providing useful analytics such as, how many views the restaurant has had by weeks, months or even years. Thats literally just scratching the surface, with the ability to create community on each business profile, restaurateurs can send out exclusive in-app notifications of whatever special or draw card they desire. Not to mention the ability to receive bookings through its own booking system also provided within their app.

With Danny Simmonds receiving enormous backing from the food industry in Australia, a huge presence in the startup ecosystem and also now friends with some of the most successful restaurateurs across Australia, it is no wonder this ‘must have’ app is creating a buzz coming up to launch! Danny knows what the industry needed and can finally be proud to say its finally nearly here.

 

Launching Nationwide first with planned moves into two foreign markets by 2020, its safe to say buddy will be a new era for users and restaurateurs alike!

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Former restaurateur builds app better than TripAdvisor

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The Food and Beverage industry here in Australia have bound together and built an app of their own.

Its been years in the making, but its finally nearly here. The Hospitality Industry in Australia can stop holding its breath with online review apps and websites, having felt like they have been held by strings for years and being completely controlled by the internet, the time has come that they can have an app of their own.

A former restaurateur was sick and tired of being controlled by digital hero’s behind reviews and also not having the ability to showcase his restaurant to its full potential with the platforms available today.

Times are changing.

Buddy is paving the way for a new digital era for the industry, it has been built by the best software developers in the country and has been brainstormed by many successful restaurateurs across Australia over the last eighteen months. With phenomenal support and with huge backing by some of the biggest restaurants across Australia, its no surprise the startup company can boast a staggering two thousand business registrations so far. It is safe to say that this is an app every business owner will be joining over time, not to mention its free.

Rio Capurso is one of Australia’s most successful restaurateurs, from humble beginnings in Italy, Rio has owned successful restaurants from London, Greece and now Australia with a skill of conquering every local market he has founded his restaurants in.

Due to Rio having been in the Industry since the early 80’s, he has seen many things in his career spanning nearly thirty years. Rio believes buddy has been a long time coming, with social media dominating and bookings for his restaurant coming through his online booking system, he knows if your business is not on mobile devices you simply cannot grow your business.

“buddy puts you right there, effortlessly” He said, After Danny Simmonds was discussing the technology available through the buddy app, Rio was blown away by what the buddy app can do, especially the introduction of the buddy Beacon™

Buddy Beacon™

The buddy Beacon™ is new technology that allows a low power bluetooth in-app Notification to be sent directly to buddy users from 100 metres to the centimetre of the restaurant/beacon, this allows tourists or even locals to be notified of that particular restaurants happy hours, lunch or dinner specials, the top five places to go for coffee when entering a street, or even live events happening that weekend at different bars within their vicinity. Rio Capurso was stunned by the opportunity the buddy app provides to really showcase a restaurant or eatery. The app is designed for all types of vendors from higher end restaurants, deli’s, cafe’s, bars, coffee shops, roasters, brewery’s, and even street carts and market stools.

Users to indulge

The user experience for the buddy app is so seamless to use and packed with valuable information, the slick modern design is focused on impact imagery for the user, to really capture what the restaurant is all about.

With important information such as opening times, happy hour times, location map and even the ability to view special dishes with image carousel menu’s! The app also allows users to book tables in literally four clicks! time, date, how many people and book!

Community

Each individual restaurant on the app gives the ability for users to ‘follow’ the restaurant, what this does in return gives the user (us) exclusive in-app notification of insider information of local deals, updates on events, new menu launches, lunch and dinner specials and even loyalty exclusive discounts to followers only. Each eatery anywhere in the world has its very own community, buddy allows businesses to harness this into a new digital world for customers to really know what’s happening before anybody else does!

Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, cafes, deli’s and anything else in between can join for free, forever.

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The dawn of a new era for restaurants in Australia

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We are embarking on a very exciting new era, that every food venue in Australia will soon have its very own app, for free.

Yes you read it right, Former restaurateur Danny Simmonds and now founder of a new app launching next month. He has formed a company and has now created an app the hospitality industry has been dying to get their hands on for years.

The innovative product called buddy, has been custom built from the ground up to provide a platform for the hospitality industry to call its own. The platform itself is flawless in terms of design, user friendly and is exceptionally attentive with eye catching content on every swipe or flick.

 

The buddy app will provide each business who joins, with a free app for their restaurant, cafe, bar or popup. Each business app will have its very own dashboard providing useful analytics such as, how many views the restaurant has had by weeks, months or even years. Thats literally just scratching the surface, with the ability to create community on each business profile, restaurateurs can send out exclusive in-app notifications of whatever special or draw card they desire. Not to mention the ability to receive bookings through its own booking system also provided within their app.

With Danny Simmonds receiving enormous backing from the food industry in Australia, a huge presence in the startup ecosystem and also now friends with some of the most successful restaurateurs across Australia, it is no wonder this ‘must have’ app is creating a buzz coming up to launch! Danny knows what the industry needed and can finally be proud to say its finally nearly here.

Launching Nationwide first with planned moves into two foreign markets by 2020, its safe to say buddy will be a new era for users and restaurateurs alike!

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CEO aims for 5% market share of a $16.4 billion Industry by 2020

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Danny Simmonds believes setting targets high is the only way to grow, with confidence.

Founder & CEO of the latest marketing software platform buddy, believes setting the ‘bar’ high is the only way to grow not only your business, but also yourself.

“Before i moved from the UK to Australia with just a backpack and myself when i was 22, I had already set my vision to become the very best person I can be”. “This was no way easy, as I only had $500 in my back pocket and a one way ticket i just used up.”

Since then almost a decade ago Danny Simmonds has faced many challenges, from learning how to face tough times without family and friends, how to survive one day to the next and even being homeless. Each challenge put forward, Danny not only managed to overcome them, but to squash them so they never happen again. Not to mention building a business from the back of a camper van for many months, now his company Buddy & Co.

Prior to the launch of the latest eatery discovery app Buddy , Danny has received endless enquiries from restaurants and from large companies not only in Australia but also Miami, New York and Italy. “All of the enquires have been fantastic”, he said “knowing some large restaurant groups from around the world are interested in buddy gives us great confidence on our growth plan”.

Danny Simmonds aims to consume a piece the market for ‘restaurant advertising and marketing’ in Australia by the end of 2020, as he said “bringing something completely new to the industry instantly puts you centre stage, as appose to another ‘agency’, or ‘another magazine’ to advertise in, with the introduction to our buddy beacon™ 

Buddy will be first to market with Beacon technology in Australia, and will be working closely with a number of marketing agencies providing another tool for them to use, which aims to takeover at least 5% of the advertising market for restaurants by 2020, “This might sounds outrageously confident, but having seen the growth of the food and beverage industry and knowing $2.6b last year was spent on ‘original methods’ breaths nothing but confidence in our company“.

‘original methods’ | buddy.world

Hitting your targets

For Danny & Co to hit the target of 5% in two years, industry professionals are claiming it will be ‘extremely difficult’ to achieve. But Danny has other opinions, saying “having learned from extensive research, un measurable amounts of interest and also seeing where the market is heading thanks to tech, I cannot see how it is not possible for us to achieve.” He goes on to say “After three years we will need to have our 5% in order to grow and look into expanding into the European market, which will involve setting up another office in the UK”. “So it is a target I am absolutly set on hitting, but first let’s just begin”

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