Since we launched Foodspotting a year and a half ago (in January 2010), our focus has been on making it useful in the moment and the easiest way to find great dishes wherever you go. With over 1 million downloads, we're quickly becoming the app people turn to when they're looking for something to eat.
But we started to notice that people weren't just launching Foodspotting when they were hungry (though we're pretty good at making people hungry!), they were browsing and "wanting" dishes all around the world, all throughout the day. And we quickly realized that one of the best ways to discover interesting foods is to follow the friends and experts you trust.
You've been able to follow your favorite people, places and dishes from the website for a while. Now, we're bringing these long-awaited social features to our iPhone and Android apps, just in time to celebrate our one millionth download!
Download the latest update and check out the new Follow tab to:• See if your friends are on Foodspotting
• Follow your friends' recommendations
• Follow experts like the Travel Channel and Wolfgang Puck
• Follow your favorite restaurants and foods
• See activity on your sightings and your profile – now with bigger pictures!
NOT SURE WHO TO FOLLOW?• Follow Travel Channel for recommendations from shows like Man vs. Food and Bizarre Foods.
• Follow Wolfgang Puck, Marcus Samuelsson and Mario Batali to find out what these chefs love to eat.
• Follow Team Foodspotting and our mascot, Spot!
GO FIND SOMETHING GREAT
We hope you'll discover something great using the new apps, and we'd love to hear about the best dishes you come across through Foodspotting. We also have a gorgeous new homepage that you should check out, and don't forget to watch our latest video featuring our users and our teams' favorite finds.
Last but not least, we're beta testing our BlackBerry app – join the list here if you'd like to help us test – and have some exciting things in the works for Windows Phone too. We're working with external partners to develop both so bear with us while we work on bringing Foodspotting to you!
What's the best thing YOU'VE found through Foodspotting? Leave your reply below.
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