Aug 11th, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

Foodspotting – Social Food Porn For People That Love To Eat

Foodspotting, which is completely unrelated to Trainspotting, is going to be a hit with people who like to eat; and you bet your sweet ass that I like to eat.

Foodspotting is a social network that allows you to take photos of the foods that you love and share them. This is not a restaurant review app like Yelp, but instead a way to visually show the foods you need to try… like 10 minutes ago.

Foodspotting is a social network built on sharing the food you love.

First, kudos to Foodspotting for actually adding and creating a social network that is based on something different. Android users are bombarded with a host of review-like apps that don’t add anything new to the equation — they just simply take up more space in the Market. Second, Foodspotting embodies what’s fun about social networks by focusing on the positive — why the hell do I care about looking at all the bad foods you’ve had? It’s the same reason why I don’t post apps I don’t like.

Foodspotting is visually beautiful; it’s like an Instagram for getting your eat on. Geolocation is at the core of Foodspotting and the Nearby tab will show favorite foods from other users based on your location. Moreover, if you click the map icon at the top you’ll get a Latitude-like Map view of all the sexy foods near you.

In Foodspotting, you can scan around to see the best foods for your location.

Android apps, like Foodspotting, are really only as good as the the people that use them. In other words, if no one else is using Foodspotting then you’re basically just sharing with yourself. The good thing about Foodspotting is that it’s supported on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and Blackberry — so support is broad enough that you’ll likely have some foods listed that other folks have shared.

Yes, I've been known to enjoy the Taqueria El Azteca. If in Greensboro, check it out.

Foodspotting has all the obligatory search options (e.g. by the food or restaurant) and an area to add your own take on a given food (basically a review sectoin). Foodspotting is completely free, and you can actually use the app without creating an account.

Free: Foodspotting

 

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