As you know, OpenTable acquired Foodspotting in 2013, not only for its amazing content, but also for its incredibly loyal and engaged community. Since then, you’ve been instrumental in how friends and experts alike discover the best dishes across the world, and for that, we just want to say thank you.

But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. After much deliberation, we have chosen to discontinue the Foodspotting app and website in early May. If you’d like to keep all the photos you’ve captured over the years, we encourage everyone to take this opportunity to download your content. Click here for details

On behalf of our entire team, thank you again for using our product and for all the feedback you’ve provided along the way–we couldn’t have done it without you. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know and we’ll be sure to follow up directly.

2009年より運営してまいりました Foodspotting ですが、2018年5月上旬をもちましてサービスを終了させていただくこととなりました。

OpenTable は Foodspotting のコンテンツの素晴らしさ、コミュニティの絆を高く評価し、2013年に買収いたしました。以降、皆様のお陰で地元や旅先での美味しいものを発見、共有するお手伝いを続けていくことができました。これまでご愛顧いただきましたこと、心よりお礼を申し上げます。

お客様がこれまでに投稿された画像につきましては、パソコンから一括ダウンロードする機能を提供させていただきます。詳細については、 こちら でご案内させていただきます。

サービス終了に伴い、皆様には多大なご迷惑をおかけいたしますことを深くおわび申し上げます。本件に関するお問い合わせは こちら より、お願いいたします。長らくのご利用、誠にありがとうございました。

  • Finding iPhone Contacts on Foodspotting: How it works & how we're improving it

    Update on 2/19: You can now download Foodspotting 3.2 for iPhone which adds additional security and an additional confirmation after you tap "Find iPhone Contacts."

    You may or may not have been hearing about recent concerns spreading throughout the tech press regarding how iPhone apps are using your address book contacts.

    We wanted to reassure you that Foodspotting never has and never will use your iPhone contacts without your permission. The only time address book info is ever sent to Foodspotting is when you explicitly ask us to find friends from your address book by tapping, "Follow People > Find iPhone Contacts," and we never store any of this data in our database.

    That said, in light of recent concerns, we're taking extra precautions to make this process even more transparent and secure in the future.

    When does Foodspotting access my address book contacts?
    As a convenience for users, we offer a "Find iPhone Contacts" feature. The only time your contacts are ever sent to Foodspotting is when you use this feature. We use your friends' email addresses to check if any of your friends are on Foodspotting, show you the results and delete your address book data. No phone numbers or names are transferred. We do not store this data in our database or reaccess it in the future.

    What are the concerns?
    Most of the concerns have been around apps that upload and store iPhone Contacts without users knowing. We've never done that. That said, if you use the Find iPhone Contacts feature on an unsecure wireless network, like a public wifi network, there is a very slight chance that hackers could access your contacts' email addresses if they happen to be on the same network as you and monitoring your activity. (When doing any online activities on an unsecure wifi network, you're subject to this sort of risk, which is why browsers and operating systems generally advise you not to deal with any sensitive data on public wifi networks.)

    How is Foodspotting addressing these concerns?
    In light of these concerns, we've added additional levels of security to Foodspotting 3.2. We'll also be reconfirming permission to use your contacts after you tap "Find iPhone Contacts."

    What if I don't want to send my contacts to Foodspotting?
    Simply avoid using "Find iPhone Contacts." You can always find friends using Facebook or Twitter, which you can securely connect to Foodspotting.

    Posted by Ted Grubb in News on February 15, 2012
    • about 6 years ago.
      Good on you guys for being proactive! :D
    • about 6 years ago.
      Thank you, Henry!
    • about 6 years ago.
      Thank you very much!