Toost Review: Find trusted local businesses through friends

Today, we will introduce Toost – an app to find trusted local businesses through friends. It is a unique global tech innovation which makes it a breeze to find local businesses recommended by friends. So let’s get started with Toost Review.


Toost Review

If you have ever felt dissatisfied and disappointed on not getting your money’s worth when it comes to employing local services, then Toost is all you need. It is a mobile application that provides assistance in finding trusted local service providers used by your friends. You can locate a carpenter, doctor, electrician, doctor or a driver – just to name a few.

The app is driven by friends’ recommendations based on their personal experiences and level of connection with the business. It is the digital equivalent of word of mouth that everyone relies on but powered by the phone graph and user community’s contributions. At present, the app has over five million businesses and over 750 million unique people and business identities on the graph.

Some of the key features of Toost app which we liked are:

  • Local business and people search
  • Business ratings and reviews allowing users to claim control over service experience
  • Social features like Activity Feeds, Ask a Friend, Shared Connections, Invite Friends, and Get Friends’ Recommendations
  • Caller ID and call blocking to identify and block spamming businesses
  • Business and people profiles that provide rich information for decision-making

Toost Review: UI

The Toost app UI is clean, fast and elegant with ‘material design’. You get ‘Search’, ‘Call Log’ and ‘Feed’ tabs at the bottom to search, check out the call log and the activity feed of all. At the top right, we have a drop down list which shows Blocked List, Block History, Bookmarks, Settings and Help. Beside that, we have ‘Invite Friends’ option to get our friends on Toost. Lastly, on the top left, we get our profile name with picture. Clicking on it shows the profile details, which includes name, number and location. It is just 1.26 MB in size which is also a speciality of this app.

Toost Review: Use Case

It is a practical and beneficial option for mobile users, assures reliability as the decisions are made based on trust and word of mouth instead of depending on the information from archaic local search market. It eliminates stress, saves time and allow users to control the service quality, thereby enhancing the service experience manifold. Being driven by technology and not relying on feet-on-street models, Toost is a globally relevant, scalable, repeatable and flexible business model. It is uniquely positioned to serve the ever shifting consumer needs with fresh a rich data delivered in real-time.

The app has already clocked over 1.2 million installs with a daily install rate of around 10,000 and is getting strong engagement from the users. It is now available only on Google Play Store for all the Android devices but will also be coming to iOS soon.

Toost App Photo Gallery

Check out the screenshots of the Toost Android App.

About Toost

Rohit Raghav, Co-founder, Toost, commented,

“Local business search is treated as a utility service where providing name, number and address of the business is considered adequate. However, the highly unorganized and no-quality-control market leaves people high and dry with painfully bad service quality. This is an absolute no for today’s busy and mobile consumer. Toost deploys globally unique phone-graph based technology innovation to transform local search into social & mobile search. It gets users the businesses that their friends use and trust and also helps them engage with their friends in choosing the right service provider. Toost’s powerful and proprietary technology is set to end the rudimentary ways local search is done today.”

Toost, Phone Warrior’s local search mobile app, is a globally unique technology innovation built on the phone graph and community-contribution model. Catering to busy and mobile savvy users, the app helps make better service provider selection by finding local businesses used and trusted by their friends. It is the new social face of local search and marks the end of archaic and rudimentary ways of searching for local businesses. The company is based in Noida, UP, and founded by Chandan Gupta, Vaibhav Padlikar and Rohit Raghav.

At present, the app has over five million businesses and over 750m unique people and business identities on the graph. It has already clocked over 1.2 million installs with a daily install rate of around 10,000 and is currently available on the Android platform. App will be available to iOS users soon.

About the author

Bibek Saha

He is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Techolic. A tech enthusiast who is always found reading or writing on technology. An avid Manchester United fan and a big time foodie. If not writing, he can be found watching the latest movies and TV shows. Interact with him on Twitter and Google+