Toss Down is another addition to the glut of portals providing information regarding local businesses for their users. Weâ€™ve coveredÂ karachisnob.comÂ andÂ yello.pkÂ and toss down at first sight appears an agglomerated version of the features of both these websites. However,Â apart from the impressive GUI, the home page seems to be too crammed up with information, unlikeÂ mazaydar.comÂ which is optimized to suit a user-friendly interface.
The search engine , however, is commendableÂ with various search options to limit your search. However, the database still needs to be updated and amended. For sadder is not in satellite town in Rawalpindi and nor is Cave any more in Rawalpindi. Plus I found a couple of outlets absent from the database, perhaps because it is still in the process of being populated.
A useful tool, the map mode does give the precise location of the restaurant, however,Â the locations of not all of the restaurants are available as yet, perhaps owing to the website being just in its beta version for now. Which brings me to another point that isÂ that the restaurant listings should be accommodated on a separate link , rather than having to scroll all the way down the home page to view them.
What sets tossdown apart fromÂ mazaydar.comÂ is the videos of the outlets, along with snapshots and user reviews. A touch of exclusivity, the website has featured discount offers for its users, in fact anyone who surfs through the page can avail the discount offer from the associated partners. However along with that, the idea of a blog covering the user reviews is a good idea for it provides an interactive board for people interested, giving them a first hand experience of the services being offered.
The toss down mobile version is also available and provides a quick on-the-go way to read user-contributed reviews of restaurants in your city, with all its search features, map modes and contact details integrated, will prove to be a viable tool for many.
Whats left to be seen, ofcourse, is that since this website will eventually rely on user-contributions for fair reviews, how will the quality and quantity of these reviews fare over time. Naturally none of the food review sites will become dominant unless they have the bulk of the most reliable reviews on the net.