Foodspotting, the food photo sharing app that has built a community around the sharing of specific dishes, is launching on Windows Phone 7 today. The Foodspotting Windows Phone app will retain all the functionality of the iPhone and Android apps, allowing users to view dishes nearby, look for a particular food, check out the various dishes at a restaurant and bookmark foods that they’re interested in trying.
The app also has a more streamlined interface and simplified feedback and language than existing iPhone and Android apps, features which Foodspotting says it will port over to other apps shortly. The company plans on letting users browse their “Wants” list from the app as well as follow people and guides in later Windows Phone 7 versions.
Foodspotting Head of Outreach Fiona Tang explained why the company decided to build a Windows Phone app, “We actually had requests for the community for it, and it’s just so pretty. [Foodspotting CEO Alexa Andrzejewski] is really design focused so we thought it’d be a good idea.”
Foodspotting currently has more than 620k reviews and photos across both platforns and over 850k downloads. The startup (which has expanded its team to 10 employees) is currently working on a beta testing a BlackBerry app.
Windows Phone 7 is the successor of the Windows Mobile 6.5 mobile operating system in development by Microsoft, scheduled for release by October 2010. Microsoft’s goal is to create a compelling and predictable user experience by redesigning the user interface, disallowing partners to modify or replace it, integrating the operating system with other services, and strictly controlling the hardware it runs on.