SOURCE: Ishi Systems, Inc.

Ishi Systems, Inc.

September 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Can't Decide What to Do or Where to Go? Let Picksie Recommend

Picksie Launches From DEMO Fall 2010 Conference; Introduces New Location-Based Discovery Service for Recommending Events, Activities or Places of Interest

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  DEMO Fall 2010

News Facts

Picksie today announces the alpha launch of its location-based website and discovery service optimized for the iPad from the DEMO Fall 2010 conference. For all the times you face the challenging question of "What can I do, right here, right now?," Picksie helps by providing instant recommendations for events, activities and places of interest that match your unique likes and location, including current time, day and weather.

  • As a location-based discovery service, Picksie applies your specific profile, past ratings, searches and reviews, as well as current day, time and weather in your location, to recommend events, activities and places of interest -- such as restaurants, cafes, bars and cinemas. 
  • Sick of search engines that just don't know what you like and what you're looking for? Or friends that constantly recommend places you've already been? Picksie takes this hassle away and quickly gets to know you in order to suggest the ideal place to visit or event to see (don't worry, Picksie will never recommend an outdoor restaurant when it's raining). 
  • Are you a college student in a new town or a business traveler on the road again? There's no longer a reason to end up choosing the worst spot in town for a night out or dinner with colleagues. Just turn on your iPad and check your Picksie profile -- there will be perfect recommendations waiting for you no matter what city you're in.
  • Tech lovers and early adopters waited in line for hours to get their new iPad back in April, and part of the fun is having access to great apps and sites that no one else can get. Enter Picksie, the iPad's first and only recommendation site for entertainment.
  • Picksie currently links to the cities of San Francisco and New York but will be expanding to other cities over the next 18 months. 
  • Picksie is free to use and will launch in closed beta within a few weeks of its DEMO Fall introduction. 
  • Picksie was founded by Ishi Systems, a product development firm delivering end-to-end technology solutions for enterprises as well as startups. Ishi has been developing enterprise, security and mobile solutions for its customers globally since 1994. 

Quote, attributed to Ajay Mohan, CEO
"Before we created Picksie, there were several Web and mobile applications or search engines that provided information about events or places of interest if you already knew what you wanted to do or where to go. But the problem was for the people who didn't know what they wanted. With Picksie, iPad users are finally able to use a tool that matches their on-the-go, tech-savvy lifestyle and we're confident that this revolution is going to change the way people make decisions."

Quote, attributed to Saju Thomas, product manager
"In general, people don't want to invest a lot of time and research before deciding on something to do or somewhere to go. As a result, people rely on past experiences and simply go to the same places over and over again because they're safe and they know they'll enjoy the experience. By creating a Picksie profile, you now can save time and energy deciding what to do, but also get out of your comfort zone and discover new and interesting places, events and activities you wouldn't have known or thought of otherwise."

Quote, attributed to Matt Marshall, DEMO executive producer
"There is no question that the rapidly increasing popularity of the iPad and the constant, on-the-go American lifestyle has created the perfect opportunity to introduce a service that directly supports this unique audience. With its personalized and meaningful approach, the creation of Picksie has forever changed how iPad users will experience search engines and recommendation services. We are thrilled that Ishi Systems has decided to launch Picksie from the DEMO Fall show and we wish the company the best of luck as it develops in the future."

About Picksie
Picksie is a location-based discovery service optimized for the iPad that answers the question "What can I do, right here, right now?". Picksie applies a user's profile, past ratings, searches and reviews, as well as current day, time and weather, to recommend events, activities and places of interest -- such as restaurants, cafes, bars and cinemas. By creating a Picksie profile, users save time deciding what to do and receive instant recommendations that match their unique likes and location.

Picksie was founded by Ishi Systems, a product development firm delivering end-to-end technology solutions for enterprises as well as startups. Ishi has been developing enterprise, security and mobile solutions for its customers globally since 1994. The Company is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information on Picksie, check them out on Facebook or Twitter.

About DEMO
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.

Contact Information

  • Contact information:

    Amanda Munroe
    SHIFT Communications
    (617) 779-1816
    Email Contact

    Saju Thomas
    Ishi Systems & Picksie
    (201) 521-3119
    Email Contact