You may wonder how Tasty.lk was started …
So I wanted to share this story for long time.
The idea of Tasty sparked when we were having some bored chat in a restaurant (Antigravity, teleporting, perpetual motion, etc), and we wanted to have a good list of restaurants to bookmark and help us find the best place for weekly outing. We first wanted Tasty for using between our friends. At that time there were no good local website which offers this and Foursquare, Google plus was also lacking the data and in it’s early stage.
The next day I went home and setup a WordPress blog, and started putting more and more restaurants online one by one. Thanks to Kajan and Ramji for the awesome work on contents! Who made this possible by keeping the database up to date while we are busy with coding.
2-3 days passed, and I noticed that we’are already starting to get visitors to the site! Which was a surprise and made me realize that there is a need for this product in Sri Lanka! and we should make this available to public and make it better!
At this point, we just had a simple listing of restaurants. No menu, No reviews. Just list of restaurants that we like! Me and my friend who is also the Co-Founder of Tasty.lk Prasath then decided to make this as a commercial product and started putting more efforts to build the product.
It was fun! We enjoyed doing every bits of this! Sleepless nights, day long discussions, 100s of ideas, all !
After few months, only we started to notice that the site is filled with bunch of features (Events, Recipes, Etc) that nobody is gonna use and which is also distracting us from the main goal of Tasty.lk! Because we just implemented every single feature that we thought is cool. This is the time we made the site more simple and eliminated every single module on the site that was not useful for a real user who is in search for a restaurant and reviews. therefore drilling down to the very important core features.
This helped us to focus more on only few core features of the product and make current Tasty.lk as a beautiful product.
By this time, almost an year is passed and we got busy with our daily jobs, which made this site to die slowly. and other similar products started to arise!
And that’s the time Saberion, noticed Tasty.lk, and thought we both are so similar in the things that we are doing. And decided to lend us a hand and join with us. Which in-fact was a great decision we made. This made Tasty.lk even more stronger on Technology and Strategy wise.
We have a lot more amazing features that we will introduce over coming months! Lets keep updated
Thanks for the read!