We believe that information provided by users should not be collected in any hidden way with a privacy respect and should be available for everyone for any possible usage.
Market numbers and comparision between platforms & commercial companies.
Comparision of Local Review Sites according to
Google is a leading platform for both maps and local reviews. As we can see
there is no single close competitor to Google Maps, on the other hand
applications based on OpenStreetMap in total is growing each year and
could easily exceed Google Maps audience in 2-3 years.
If OpenPlaceReviews kicks off, it could reach the level to compete in 1-2 years.
Users, Local Business, Geo Applications
Looking for place reviews
Lack of Trust: Rating manipulations in Google, TripAdvisor & Yelp = lack of trust to services operated by.
The need to switch between different apps: TripAdvisor, Yelp, Foursquare: to make a decision.
Hard to apply filters to reviews as reviews tagging structure varies from one system to another.
Looking for feedback and new clients
No resources and competency in advertising & marketing to work with enterprise instruments (Google AdWords, Yelp, TripAdvisor).
Too expensive traditional offline advertising to cover the traffic in a radius more than 50 meters from the location.
Hard to manage all the data in all claimed accounts in different review platforms (Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google, other).
Looking for open database of reviews
High prices for proprietary reviews (Yelp, TripAdvisor, Foursquare): small and medium geo applications can not afford it.
Hard to sell local ads globally when your app is not #1 in the exact region.
Small amount of own reviews for small apps collecting reviews becomes a big problem.
System participants is possible to divide into 3 main groups: apps, community, sales partners.
Each group operates with platform by providing and retrieving specific data.
As a platform OpenPlaceReviews should provide tools & programs, so system could operate flawlessly.
In order to sustain and grow system needs money circulation. OpenPlaceReviews is supposed to take only small % of the revenue.
Platform unites all participants and engages conversions between these groups.