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Foodspotting Lite less tasty as an Android app

by Kate Currin

The free Foodspotting Lite app for Android is like porn for foodies. Instead of filtering through one crazy opinion after another in those other restaurant-ranking apps, in this food-centric app you actually get to view the goods. So, in other words, if you care more about your steak being the perfect degree of medium-rare and less about your waitress' style of dress, then this food-rating app is for you.

The app is location-based, as well. So, when you open it, the first thing it shows you is all the delectable food options in your immediate area. I can't count the number of times I've stared at menu options trying to decide what to order. How many minutes of my life have I wasted on this? Now, I can check out the best dishes at restaurants, thanks to other users of the Foodspotting app. At least until other restaurants jump on the Chinese food bandwagon and start offering illustrations of their offerings.

Apparently though, you can't search by restaurant, food or location in this "Lite" version of the app that has many more functions as an iPhone app. Well, you can scroll around the map to find the restaurant you're looking for, but this is much more time-intensive than just typing in or saying the name for a quick search.

While I'm glad Foodspotting has landed on the Android, I look forward to the fully functioning Android app version.

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