Kevin Rose launches Oink on iPhone
The idea is to have users rank everything they find in the world around them, not just places. So, it could be ranking products, food items on the menu of a restaurant, stores, customer service, etc. There is also a social aspect where you can follow your friends, but Rose says he wants the focus to be the rankings. So, you can not only use the app as a replacement for Yelp to find the best pizza in an area, but you can also use it to find the best roller coaster at an amusement park. It seems that Oink is trying to get people to rank enough to cover uses for Yelp, Foodspotting, Foursquare and more.
Oink is the first app from development company Milk, which Rose founded after leaving Digg, and is available for free in the iTunes App Store.