April 19, 2011 § 1 Comment
As a strategic communications student and self-declared food addict/enthusiast/snob I LOVE to hear about new social media that focus on food and restaurants. And when I say I love, I kind of mean I freak out and think of all the ways in which I will use these to my stomach’s advantage.
I’ve been using Urban Spoon on my iPhone for awhile and it’s GREAT when you’re in new cities and don’t want to waste a meal on a sub-par restaurant.
While Urban Spoon won’t be deleted from my apps any time soon, Foodspotting is a foodie’s dream. It’s like Urban Spoon meets food porn with a hip interface. The easy to use app allows you to browse pictures uploaded by users like yourself, find listings of restaurants located near you by GPS and read food guides that detail everything from “Most Popular Chicago Restaurants” to “James Beard Foundation Winners”.
What I love about Foodspotting is the interface and the concept of uploading actual photos of the food. In doing so, I can tell you what to get, not only where to go. I love this concept because it’s often not about the whole package deal when you’re exploring food in a new place. It’s about where to get the best burger and who has the best Pad Thai or margarita.
Foodspotting allows the user to get first-hand input from a local’s perspective and share their experience in a multi-media way as well.
So eat up and don’t forget to snap a photo before you’ve demolished your plate!