There is a tribe of people out there residing on Social Networking sites like Facebook that love posting pictures of their food. You know who you are. There is the constant updater ? posting everything you eat from breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks. Then there is the snobbish updater ? posting all sorts of exotic/expensive food with names nobody can nor cares to pronounce.
Personally, I really don?t care to see the food that my Facebook ?so called? Friends post. However, I do think they should bring that level of social interaction somewhere else. Foodspotting is the perfect app for foodies to post, explore, and try foods.
Foodspotting is an app that lets post and view pics of food with a real social element in it. It lets you:
- Get personal recommendations
- See what friends love there
- Read reviews and details via Yelp
- Check out menus via Single Platform
- Make reservations via OpenTable
- See which dishes you’ve become an expert in
- Customize your profile & change your photo
- See what friends want, try and love
The App uses your location to show what other foodies have posted and recommends noteworthy food and restaurants in your area. If there is someone you particularly like you can follow him or her to see what they post in the future. Likewise, if you like something take a pic and post it.
The App learns from you and curates what you see. You can tell the App what you love or hate and it will follow those preference to filter out stuff you do not like; for example, taking meat dishes out if you were a vegetarian.
Another interesting dimension is that the app lets you view a map of the vicinity you are in and shows you the photos of food that have been posted.
The app lets you add on more dishes from that place by SPOTting the dish or even correcting the address or location of the restaurant.
Foodspotting?s Timeline app lets you select to show if you want a dish, if you?ve already tried it, and whether you?ve tried it and love it.
Trainspotting is a really well designed app. Everything within the app works for a well crowd- sourced eating experienced – from letting you view and follow what people have uploaded, to telling you where to grab a bite somewhere near you.
Exploring the app was quite a nice experience with the majority of photos really well taken (there were some photos of people actually eating the food that really went against the purpose of the app).
All in, it?s a well-rounded app that I can?t wait to turn to the next time someone say ?so, what?s there to eat around here??
Foodspotting is available for the iPhone on the App store (free).