foodspotting

  • Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

    Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

    Looking for the perfect foodgasm? Epicurator, a new iPhone app, thinks it has what it takes to satisfy your needs. In the sea of online customer reviews, ratings and what people now know as “foodstagrams,” one more food-driven app has just launched in the market. Epicurator users review food on a dish-by-dish basis, which are then aggregated into an average restaurant… Read More

  • Dish.fm Relaunches Its Foodspotting Competitor To Make “Best Dish” Recommendations Using Reviews From Yelp, Foursquare And Instagram

    Dish.fm Relaunches Its Foodspotting Competitor To Make “Best Dish” Recommendations Using Reviews From Yelp, Foursquare And Instagram

    Dish.fm is a new restaurant recommendation mobile application, launching today, which focuses on helping users find the best dishes at their local eateries. Initially, the company had gone the Foodspotting route, debuting an early version of the app this summer which relied on crowd-sourcing techniques to fill its database with photos and reviews. But just a month after the app went live in… Read More

  • Foodspotting Launches A Pilot Rewards-For-Photos Program In San Francisco

    Foodspotting Launches A Pilot Rewards-For-Photos Program In San Francisco

    Foodspotting is launching a new feature today that allows restaurants to promote themselves to hungry locals — and also provides one of the first big opportunities for the startup to make money. Co-founder and CEO Alexa Andrzejewski said that the app’s development has had three distinct stages. First, it needed to recruit the “foodspotters” themselves, namely the people… Read More

  • Exclusive: Foodspotting Teams With The Melting Pot To Allow People To Take Pictures Of Cheese

    Exclusive: Foodspotting Teams With The Melting Pot To Allow People To Take Pictures Of Cheese

    At TechCrunch we like to get the rest of the story. That’s why we go in-depth, hard-hitting, and close to the ground. Nowhere is that clearer than in this hardcore, hardball, and soft cheese interview with the folks from the Melting Pot, a popular fondue (from the French “What do we do with this old cheese? Melt it?”) restaurant that may or may not be in your general… Read More

  • Forkly Enters The Soon-To-Be-Stuffed Mobile App Taste Space

    Forkly Enters The Soon-To-Be-Stuffed Mobile App Taste Space

    Remember last year when it seemed like everyone was doing a location-based mobile app? One of the original players in that space, Brightkite, eventually got overshadowed by newer rivals. Now two of its founders are back with a new mobile startup, and once again they’re entering a space that is quickly getting crowded: food. Specifically, Brady Becker and Martin May have just… Read More

  • Snapette Wants To Be The Foodspotting For Fashion

    Snapette Wants To Be The Foodspotting For Fashion

    Foodspotting has emerged as a popular way to to share photos of your favorite foods and dishes with your friends. Today, Snapette is trying to take Foodspotting’s model and apply this to fashion. The startup, which is part of the 500 Startups accelerator program, is launching is a free iOS app that allows women to discover and share photos in-store products by location and recommendations. Read More

  • Foodspotting Hits A Million Downloads, Celebrates By Upping The Gluttony

    Foodspotting Hits A Million Downloads, Celebrates By Upping The Gluttony

    I remember when I first wrote about Foodspotting a year and a half ago. At the time, nearly everyone I knew was using various social networks to share pictures of their food. Foodspotting was a service built around that very idea. That alone may have been enough, but the broader goal behind the photo-sharing was always food discovery. Today, the service has hit one million downloads of their… Read More

  • Foodspotting Comes Out On Windows Phone 7

    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… Read More

  • Foodspotting's Soraya Darabi on Women in Tech

    (Founder Stories) Foodspotting's Soraya Darabi On Women In Tech

    Let’s face it, the tech industry is dominated by male geeks and alpha dog VCs. It’s not easy being a female founder in that environment. But as Foodspotting co-founder Soraya Darabi tells Chris Dixon in Part II of her Founder Stories interview, “If you are smart and articulate and know your product, nobody can argue with that.” And, she adds in the video above… Read More

  • 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