Live from Social Media Week: Oysterpedia

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Cameras were flashing, Foursquare check-ins were documented, and hashtags were encouraged during this evening’s Oysterpedia event at Mermaid Inn.

Mermaid Inn, a restaurant known for their seafood and socially savvy marketing, hosted tonight’s “have your app and eat it too” event alongside a packed Social Media Week crowd.

Holding the launch during Social Media Week undoubtedly generated a great deal of buzz around the app.

The full version of the app (which costs $1.99) allows you to ID 200 types of North American oysters. You can also save and rank them as you try them.  If you’re not looking to pay the 1.99 however, the lite version allows you to download a 60-oyster version for free.

I’ve waitressed in two different seafood restaurants- leaving  me with a combination of 5+ years serving seafood- and had never attempted to try an oyster until this evening. The event literally and figuratively caused me to get the app, and eat it too.

What do you think, is the Oysterpedia app worth downloading?

Megan Conley is a contributor for the Social Media Week NY Blog and a Community Manager for J.P. Barry Hospitality