Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and plenty of other services let you “check in” to locations using your phone. Want to let your friends know where you’re having lunch of coffee in case they want to join you? Just check in. As an added bonus, many businesses will offer coupons to customers who check in regularly.

Bizzy is a service that also lets you hit a button on your phone when you’re at a store, restaurant, or other business. But instead of checking in, Bizzy wants you to check out. The idea is that instead of firing up the app when you enter an establishment, you use it when you’re done to rate your experience.

You can rate locations, share short tips, and share locations on Facebook or Twitter. Bizzy will also ask you questions to find out which coffee shops, restaurants, groceries, or other locations are already among your favorites.

With this date, Bizzy can find other users with similar tastes, which is a great way to find new places you might be interested in checking out. And the more you check in, the more Bizzy will be able to offer tailored recommendations based on your preferences.

Bizzy is certainly an interesting concept, and even if you don’t go in for the whole social aspect of check-ins, the service could help you find new places to check out if you use it long enough for the app to get to know you — if that doesn’t sound a little creepy.

You can download Bizzy for iPhone for free from the App Store.

via All Things D

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...