APP OF THE DAY: Rator finds the right bars, pubs & clubs for you


If you depend on ratings and reviews when it comes to restaurants and places to visit during the day, then you’ll love Rator, a recommendation app solely for your nightlife, which promises to find the bars, pubs and clubs that you’ll like the most.

The app has a huge library of venues, from local pubs through to expensive and intimidating cocktail bars. When you visit each one you give it a rating from 1 to 5. Rator promises to be much more advanced than similar kinds of apps, because as you rate places you’re connected to other people who give venues the same rating as you do. You then start to discover where the people like you enjoy going, which should, should give you the best recommendations.

It’s a very interesting mechanic and works on the premise that we like to do things people like us like to do (wow that’s a lot of likes), which in many ways is probably a great idea. We imagine there’ll be that one guilty pleasure karaoke bar that not everyone will be into though…

Like a lot of new applications that we’re discovering at the moment, the key to Rator succeeding in a busy app market is getting a lot of active users. The more people that sign up, the more people you’ll have things in common with and the more good recommendations you’ll get. So, if very few sign up it’s no different to all of the other review sites and apps out there.

Available from iTunes for Free.

Becca Caddy