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I often use the Roadfood web site to try to answer questions along the lines of “I’m going from Chatanooga to Kalamazoo. Where should I stop on the way?”
I think it would be very useful to have a search option that showed “restaurants between X and Y”.
I’ve held off on posting this, because I didn’t know exactly what I meant by “between” here. But I think I can provide a concrete notion.
(Of course, I’ve done enough software development to know that people requesting features are probably wrong about what they want, and I’m probably wrong about what I want too.)
For this definition, I’ll use “distance(X, Y)” to mean “the driving distance between X and Y”.
When I search for restaurants between X and Y, I’d like to get a list of restaurants R such that
– distance(X, R) is less than distance(X, Y), and distance(R, Y) is less than distance(X,Y). That is, neither leg of the journey to the restaurant and to my final destination is longer than if I just skipped the restaurant entirely.
– distance(X, R) + distance(R, Y) <= distance(X, Y) plus some specified tolerance. That is,, I’d like to be able to specify how far I’m willing to go out of my way to visit these Roadfood places, just as I can specify a search radius for restaurants near a given place.
I’d like these restaurants to be sorted by their distance from the start point. Ideally, I’d like to see a map with pins for each restaurant, like the maps for the Roadfood tours.
I understand that there’s a great many desirable features for which there’s not sufficient time to implement them, and this may well be one of those. I hope this is attractive enough and easy enough that it makes it in.