FONDU — A Foursquare for Foodies

At its core, Fondu is a social network smartphone app for bite-sized reviews about places to eat and drink. The basic premise is that users write a shot review of a place they’ve visited, giving it a rating of 1-4 “petals” that gets pushed to followers in the community.

The company received just over half a million dollars in seed funding, originally called SpotOn during its beta debut at a tech event put on by TechCrunch in NYC. Currently only available for iPhone, Fondu is a free app on Apple’s iTunes app store.