FoodSpotting (link) is a website/phone app that focuses on dish recommendation above and beyond the typical restaurant review. Around roughly 18-month, the company announced today that they have seen over 1 million mobile app downloads across all platforms (currently android, iOS, and windows 7).
Interestingly, it appears that a good section of people use the service simply to provide themselves with a digital paper trail. I have a hard enough time what I did last night, let alone last week, so in that respect, I use the app heavily. Same goes for my under the radar use of things like FourSquare and Gowalla.
In addition to making the announcement, the mobile app received a bit of a facelift with a stronger focus on social appeal and brand-friendliness; and, Read Write Web, a technology blog, has a more in depth write-up that covers the history of the company, some notes about their market saturation, and the competitive landscape for these food porn sites.
Though slightly off-topic, we here at Foodie Buddha do recognize the symbiotic relationship between drink and morsel. Hence, this post!
We all know the feeling. You’ve had a few too many, you’re either completely elated or totally depressed, and all you want to do is call that person. Perhaps it’s your wife and you want to tell your you love her (don’t – you’ll sound like an ass), perhaps it’s your significant other (don’t – you’ll sound clingy), or perhaps it’s the one that got away (DEFINITELY don’t – you’ll sound like a dwebe because you are one).
So while we all know these are things we shouldn’t do … we end up knee deep in the shit. Thankfully, technology is here to help. Enter The Bad Decision Blocker (website).
So yes, this little phone app is here to prevent you from drunk dialing. Sadly, it is only available on the evil empires platform…but rest assured, it will probably end up on a phone near you sometime soon.