I love food. I love the process of cooking food, eating food, sharing food with others, talking about food and of course, sharing the visual delights of my food. I have a food blog which is where I share most of my foodie dreams, but when I'm out and about on the town the one app that I love is Foodspotting's new Android app (released early March 2011).
The application uses GPS to locate who has uploaded photos of great restaurants around you. It allows you to search for food that you're craving, and you can upload your own delicious dishes and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Flickr. I have two Twitter accounts and actively use Facebook, and cross-pollinating across my social media accounts is easily done with one click within the app.
I predominantly use Foodspotting to document, organize and share my dining path, culinary travels and experience. I think of it as my street credibility as a foodie.
If you follow my Foodspotting profile (http://www.foodspotting.com/gracekboyle) you can see on Thursday night I was in Denver at Osteria Marco, eating their bruschetta with goat cheese and roasted red peppers, and earlier in the week on Monday I was in downtown Boulder at Salt Bistro, sampling their new Spring menu with bright yellow and red roasted beet salad sprinkled with gorgonzola and hazelnuts. The Foodspotting app keeps my favorite dishes visually documented.
Since I'm constantly asked for restaurant recommendations, I now have somewhere to keep favorites in one place and share them. The app lets me document on-the-go and create drool-worthy appeal to my friends, family and even blog readers.
Foodspotting helps you become a resource.
Finally, I always try to support restaurants I believe in and through the visually appealing Foodspotting app, it helps you promote or uncover a restaurant or dish you absolutely love. This is just the lite version of the app, but they're currently working on building in a profile view and a way to interact with guides. This version is simple, and the steps are fairly intuitive to navigate.
If you love sharing the meals you eat or are on the hunt for great new dishes and restaurants, you should download Foodspotting's new Android application!