This is a review of What Should I Tip?, the tip calculator app by Wavelength Media, LLC that allows you to set a ‘tipping philosophy’.

What is What Should I Tip?

Simply put, it’s a tip calculator. Quickly executable, and simple to setup.

What Should I Tip? Is A Different Type of Tip Calculator

This tip calculator allows you to set your own ‘tipping philosophy’. You can choose either:

  1. Generous
  2. Fair
  3. Stingy

So…
Which of those are you? Ha ha!

Moving forward…
Within the tipping philosophy that you choose, you’re able to rate the service you received either:

  1. Amazing
  2. Great
  3. Okay
  4. Sucked

Pretty straightforward, right?

Design & Usability

The user interface is awesome because of the big buttons and the clear direction. It’s easy to determine where sliding / flicking is available, even without written directions. Because there are only a few large buttons, the app itself isn’t overly complicated, and is easy to navigate.

Application Value

During a get-together at Rush Street in Culver City a few days ago, members of our rather large group received their individual bills with a line items for gratuity already added to the bill, along with a line item to add an “additional tip”. Besides this, there was the total line & signature line (of course), as well as three lines noting 10%, 15%, and 20% gratuity options. The gratuity line item that was automatically added to our bill was actually 18%. Awesome…not.

Based on our waitress’ service that evening, a few of us probably would have opted to choose a ‘stingy’ tipping philosophy, along with a side of service meter marked ‘sucked’. She seemed like a nice person, but we rarely saw her, and when we did, we had to remind her of what we needed.

The What Would You Tip? App would have definitely come in handy.

Make sure you grab it before January 23rd, 2013. After January 23rd, the app will be available for around $.99 in the iTunes App Store.