As we were paying the bill at Holeman & Finch the other night, our server dropped off a bright orange business card that read, “Like my service? Thank me on We&Co.” She noticed the confused looks on our faces and explained that it was an iPhone app that we could use to rate her service + our experience with her at Holeman. It sounded interesting to me, and I happen to like bright orange, so I checked it out…
We&Co is a free iPhone app (Atlanta-based, too!) that allows local businesses to register their employees. Visitors can rate those employees (with an emphasis on positive criticism) and add them to your “favorite people” collection – kind of like Yelp.
Presumably, the aggregate score will encourage others to frequent the employee’s place of business, thereby gaining them popularity and ultimately, more tips. It also puts a name to the faces you see every day at your local eateries, drinkeries, and provisionaries.
You sign in with Twitter, Facebook, or a distinct We&Co account. The app picks up current locations and employees, and allows you to add locations and employees to various locations. You then select the employee in question and give them a virtual pat on the back, high five, fist pump, you get it… The system allows you to follow your favorite employees (bartenders, for example, or hair dressers) from location to location, and employers can choose to reward you for your ratings. (P.S. Many thanks to Tech Crunch for all the good info!)
As the bright orange business card says, “So give it a go. See if it brightens your day. See if it brightens someone else’s day. We’re betting it will.”
That’s the Q+DD spirit! We just love.