Foodspotting: for real foodies 2.0

16 Aug

Launched in January 2010, Foodspotting is foodies’ ultimate social network. It allows foodspotting appusers – oops, foodspotters! – from all over the world to share information about their favourite foods. All you have to do is take a shot of the selected food with your mobile and then submit it to the website/mobile app, adding a short description of the dish and geotagging the restaurant where you spotted it. Once a picture is posted, other users can add more info to it, for example letting others know of other locations where they tried the same dish; they can also nom foods they’ve tried and love (a function similar to Facebook like button) or flag it, by correcting imprecise info about the dish. Users who are awarded more noms get featured on the main page and get closer to the status of “food guru”.

Now, if you’re thinking this is just an app for crazy people hung up on food, you couldn’t be more wrong. Yes, you can definitely find weird stuff like Halloween pizzas, double animal burgers and pineapple bread, but you can also find excellent food spotted by experts like the Travel Channel and Zagat. Let’s have a closer look at some of the things you can do with Foodspotting:

  • Create a guide: guides are the easiest way to share a list of foods and drinks you recommend. By creating a location-based guide, your recommendations will be instantly mapped and accessible via mobile. So, whether you’re looking for a selection of vegetarian restaurants on the Gold Coast, Australia, or healthy places around LA, or you just want to have a look at the weirdest menus from around the world, you simply have to shuffle through other foodspotters’ lists.
  • Meet new people: are you looking for somebody to share your passion for fine dining with? Foodspotting is the place for you! In its huge community you can find foodies from all over the world, from a “giddy gastronaut and globetrotter” (J. Roncelli from California) to Moriza from New York who claims that “bread is for birds and beer is for bears”.
  • Set your location: search by type of food, place or person and ask Foodspotting community to help you eat your way through wherever you are.
  • Blog: take a look at the constantly updated blog and find out about the best deals in your area or the latest trends in pasta making.

Is it too good to be true? Hold on, there’s even more coming! If you’re hungry for work at the moment and not just for food, you’ll be glad to know that Foodspotting is hiring. It’s a small team (currently eight people) but they offer competitive salaries, company-paid healthcare, paid holidays, flexible hours and plenty of opportunities to eat tasty food. They’re looking for people to work in their industrial loft in San Francisco’s SOMA area, but should you prove to be an amazing fit for this role, they would also consider relocation opportunities. You can apply via LinkedIn or email links to applications you’ve worked on to jobs@foodspotting.com . Good luck!

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2 Responses to “Foodspotting: for real foodies 2.0”

  1. April August 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Thanks so much for your post! We really apprecaite it, especially for getting the word out about our current job openings! Cheers 🙂

    • Serena August 18, 2012 at 10:04 am #

      Thank you guys for your amazing work at Foodspotting! Keep it going!

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