foodspotting

  • Soraya Darabi on Foodspotting's Growth

    (Founder Stories) Foodspotting's Soraya Darabi: "Most Social Networks Were Inspired By East Asian Tech Trends"

    People love to take pictures of their food, especially with their mobile phones. And like all things mobile, apparently this activity started in Japan. “Most social networks have been inspired by East Asian tech trends,” declares Foodspotting co-founder Soraya Darabi on this episode of Founder Stories (watch the video). At least that is where the idea for Foodspotting came from… Read More

  • Android Users Get An Official Taste Of Foodspotting Just In Time For SXSW

    Back in December of last year, I noted the existence of the first Foodspotting build for Android just in time for the holidays. Turns out, the app was a little undercooked — still in beta — and the team didn’t really want me giving out the link to download it. Whoops. Well, for those that didn’t, here’s your real chance. Today, the app officially launches in… Read More

  • Instagram Unveils Realtime API With Foodspotting, Fancy, Momento, Flipboard, About.me And Others

    Instagram Unveils Realtime API With Foodspotting, Fancy, Momento, Flipboard, About.me And Others

    It really is kind of amazing that Instagram has shot past two million users in just a few months with only an iPhone app. No Android app, no website, no real third-party support. But starting today, that changes as they’re finally ready to unveil their API. And they already have some pretty nice implementations right off the bat to show what it can do. Co-founder Kevin Systrom says that… Read More

  • Foodspotting Scoops Up $3 Million From BlueRun Ventures

    Location-based food discovery tool, Foodspotting has just picked up 3 million in series A funding from BlueRun Ventures, days shy of its one year anniversary on January 15th. Angels from the previous $750k seed round will also be following on and BlueRun’s Jay Jamison will be joining Foodspotting’s board. Foodspotting CEO Alexa Andrzejewski tells TechCrunch that the company… Read More

  • Just In Time To Pig Out For The Holidays, Foodspotting Beta Hits On Android

    It was exactly one year ago today that Foodspotting sent out the first test build of their app to a few iPhone users. Today they’re finally doing the same for Android — and they’re opening the beta up to everyone. Yes, the application which allows you to take pictures of your favorite foods and share them with a community of foodies is finally moving beyond the iPhone. When… Read More

  • Gowalla Snaps Back: 1 Million Photos …But Foursquare May Hit That In 2 Weeks

    Yesterday morning, Foursquare pushed out a big update to their iPhone app that included the ability to add pictures to check-ins for the first time. This functionality matches the one that rival Gowalla has had for some time now — 9 months, actually. And today, Gowalla hit a milestone with pictures: 1 million. But signs point to Foursquare closing in on that number quickly. Very… Read More

  • Foursquare Checks In Comments And Pictures; Instagram, PicPlz, Foodspotting On Board

    Foursquare Checks In Comments And Pictures; Instagram, PicPlz, Foodspotting On Board

    Earlier this month, location-based service Gowalla went on the offensive against rival Foursquare — by linking up with them. Yes, they created a way for you to use Gowalla to check-in on Foursquare (and Facebook). Why would they do that? Because they said that users told them they felt the Gowalla experience was better, but many of their friends were already using Foursquare. So what… Read More

  • Foodspotting Swallows Food Sharing Community Eat.ly

    Foodspotting, the service that allows you to take pictures of your food to share with others, is acquiring a competitor in the space: Eat.ly. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eat.ly’s team writes: With a best-in-class iPhone app, awesome integration with the Foursquare API and a number of other exciting moves ahead, Foodspotting will be a great place for the Eat.ly community. Read More

  • Foodspotting Investors Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are With $750K Seed Round

    Foodspotting Investors Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are With $750K Seed Round

    People love taking pictures of food. It’s just a fact of life. Don’t even bother arguing about it. It’s just the way it is. Case in point: Foodspotting, the service which asks you to take pictures of your food to share with others. People love this service. Since its initial launch in January 2010 (we first covered it in March), people around the world have… Read More

  • Founderspotting: Steve Jobs, He's Just Like Us!

    As in sometimes it’s hard for him to get a table without a prior reservation … Foodspotting founder Alexa Andrzejewski snapped the above pic of Apple demi-god Steve Jobs outside of San Francisco hotspot Flour + Water over the weekend. What’s particularly notable here is that Andrejweski, who may I remind you owns her own photo posting site, regrettably posted the photo to… Read More

  • Check-In Fatigue. Or, Why I'm Rooting For An All-Out Location War.

    Check-In Fatigue. Or, Why I'm Rooting For An All-Out Location War.

    I didn’t have the same problems at SXSW this year that some people did. Was it too crowded at some events? Sure. But there were plenty of alternative things to do. Did some of the keynotes bomb? Yes. But there were plenty of other things to listen to. Did AT&T fail? No. Actually, they did an awesome job keeping the network up. Instead, I had a problem of a different kind… Read More