Name: Clever Sense
Noted for: Alfred
Clever Sense's debut app, Alfred, is a bit like a personal butler. Alfred analyzes a user's tastes and compares the data to other users with similar tastes, and provides the user with recommendations for bars, restaurants, nightclubs and coffee shops, though the company plans to expand the technology to offer suggestions for other areas of interest. Alfred has over 600,000 locations in its database, with 200-400 suggestions based on each location. The more a user utilizes Alfred, the more it learns about the user.
What's next: Clever Sense added a group recommendation feature in late October, which allows a group of users to find a venue that appeals to all of the group's members. The team is continuing to refine Alfred's recommendation capabilities.