Visual Studio ALM MVP Jeff Bramwell has released an app titled Kids Eat 4 Less! Kids Eat 4 Less! shows you restaurants within a selected range (in miles) from your current location that offer free or discounted kids’ meals, relying on crowdsourcing to continuously add new restaurant deals. Once you’ve found a restaurant, the app also links to your phone’s map application for driving directions, and lets you pin your favorite restaurant to your Start screen for easy access. The non-expiring trial version is ad-supported or you can purchase a full version without ads.
Jeff was inspired to create this app for anyone who wants to save money when taking their children out to eat. He also built it as a learning experience, as he learned a lot about UI design, Azure websites, and geo-coordinate/distance comparisons in the coding process.
His MVP experience was invaluable in the creation of this app: “Over recent years I have learned that, more often than not, I get some of the best answers to some of my toughest questions from other MVPs. Although the Kids Eat 4 Less! app was inspired simply by the fact that I have four children (which can be quite costly when going out to eat) I have relied heavily on contacts that I have made through the MVP program to work through some of the challenges I faced when creating the app.”