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by George Heymann

Foodspotting a visual guide to good food and where to find it.

by George Heymann

techeadlines@gmail.com

Foodspotting bills itself as a visual guide to good food and where to find it. For the most part, Foodspotting delivers.

You can explore your city, or any city you intend to visit, on their Web site . Or you can use the GPS capability of your handset in conjunction with the mobile app available for Android and iOS to see what the locals consider good food in a given area. You can easily bookmark foods you want to try later by clicking on the “want it” button on any dish.

Foodspotting was co-founded in 2009 by Alexa Andrzejewski and Ted Grubb. They realized that there were many restaurant review guides but no easy way to find and rate individual dishes. So they set out to create a visual guide that was easy to use. Foodspotting was developed by foodies for foodies.

You can search the Foodspotting database to look up restaurants or to see what’s good at a particular establishment. You can also search by category such as pizza, Chinese, BBQ, etc.

The Web site and mobile apps are designed to let people discover and share information about food; where to go and what to order when you get there.

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You can create guides to share with the Foodspotting community or explore guides created by others. You can earn reputation called “tips,” and badges, by contributing information/reviews to the Foodspotting community. It’s an interesting system because Foodspotting is centered about sharing dishes you love, so there are no negative ratings.

Foodspotting is about finding food and restaurants people love — not about places to avoid. They have a FAQ online that explains how the rating and reputation system in Foodspotting works in greater detail.

The information contained in Foodspotting is curated by the Foodspotting community. The information becomes more valuable as the size of the Foodspotting community in a given area grows. So as expected, major metropolitan areas generally have the best coverage. Surprisingly, there are several active users in our local area.

The free mobile apps are available in the Android Market or the Apple App store.

I plan on participating and posting to Foodspotting in the future. It’s easy to do, I hope you choose to participate as well.

Bon Appétit!

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  3. Jeff says:

    This is the first time I heard of this site. It is a very good concept. I am going to check it out

  4. LC says:

    whats up ! love your , thanks for sharing it with everyone

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