Friday, January 29th, 2010
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Shake Shack iPhone App Does Thing 11 People Desperately Need Done

LOL?There's already a Shake Shack iPhone app that lets you look at the burger joint's line via live camera, so you know before you go over there just how much bitching on Twitter you will do while waiting for a sorta decent burger in Madison Square Park. Now there is an app, we have been notified, called Shakedown (that is an iTunes store link! This is their website) that will sync with FourSquare (the fun/ridiculous/scary app that tells your "friends" where "you are") so as to ID your friends already in line so that you can therefore jump in and butt ahead of plebes who are not your "friends"? (Or, I suppose, to be ID'd so people can line-jump forward to stand with you and make awkward talk about your mutual "friends.") And will also let you report line length? This is so extraordinarily niche and wonderful and silly that I can hardly stand it. It's basically like someone created an app for a slightly alternate version of me (when I am back on eating burgers again and forget that they are made of hooves and feces, sorry-and also when I actually have friends). I'm concerned about where all of this is going but/and also I really hate waiting in lines.

10 Comments / Post A Comment

Ronit (#1,557)

1. "sorta decent", Choire? sorta decent? It's the best fast food burger ever and you know it.

2. You're allowed to have two people cut in line to join. Three if there are kids involved. Anything more and you're just a dick.

Kevin (#2,559)

Where I came from, the kids waited to feed until the adults had got theirs. And they liked it.

David Cho (#3)

1. CO-SIGN.

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

The burgers are great! But it's 2010, folks. And for better or worse there are tons of burger places in NYC nowadays. No need to make a special trip to 23rd Street. Namecheck: BARK BKLYN!

kneetoe (#1,881)

Or you can build your own model for guessing the line length. First, input time of day. Now, look out window and estimate quality of weather. Now, look at calendar and determine time of year. Now, calculate!

anildash (#487)

I'd always just bookmarked http://shakeshack.com/camera.jpg on my iPod touch, and use the regular ShackCam to look at the line. Each successive tree represents an additional 20 minutes' wait, starting from the one in the center of frame.

HiredGoons (#603)

I just grab the food off people's table and run back to my office.

Works. Every. Time.

Ken Layne (#262)

HA HA HA HA, fucking Choire, gives me so much shit while we're at Shake Shack because I've mostly given up FECES/HOOVES as a food source, and now *YOU* have stopped eating the tortured & diseased blood 'n feces ammonia-spritzed flesh of warehouse-raised pain bags? Sorry you cannot enjoy the iPad picture of people waiting in line to eat poop burgers!

Ronit (#1,557)

Shake Shack uses Pat LaFrieda ground beef, NOT HOOVES AND FECES

Ken Layne (#262)

Ground beef is, BY LAW, made of hooves 'n feces with a little ammonia and blood for "flava."

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