• First, we must apologize to the rest of the world. Our Holiday Rewards promotion is only for San Francisco. Why? Let's just say we're piloting something that we may roll out to everyone in the near future. It's sort of an experiment to make sure we get it right first. Don’t worry, we’re thinking about all of you!

    But if you're a lucky San Francisco resident: For the entire month of December, spot any entree at over 70 of our favorite San Francisco restaurants and receive reward points -- 250 of them per restaurant! You can spot at every restaurant on the list - we dare you to try them all. This is our gift to this wonderful community of Foodspotters.

    Unlike existing Reputation Points, at the end of December, everyone who earns at least 1000 (legit) rewards points by December 31 can redeem them for cash or tasty rewards like I Spot Food schwag, Photojojo gear, and Giftly gift cards for any restaurant you love!

    Start earning rewards by heading to foodspotting.com/rewards for rules and more details or just open the Foodspotting iPhone or Android app in San Francisco anytime in December and turn to the Specials filter.

    Happy holidays from everyone at Foodspotting!

    Adam Zolot
    Head of Local

    P.S. Want us to bring Rewards to your city? Have thoughts on the concept? Got some dream prize ideas? Tell us in the comments!

    • almost 5 years ago.
      Help me choose my dress!!
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
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      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
  • Have you heard of Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki or Kushikatsu? I grew up in Pittsburgh, where I was a Pierogi and Primanti Brothers Expert, and while my adventurous parents did their best to expand my horizons by feeding me everything from Egg Foo Young to Liver & Onions, there were so many dishes I simply couldn't find in Pittsburgh or even the US at all. So, as you may have heard by now, I started Foodspotting when a trip to Osaka, Japan opened my eyes to how many dishes I'd never heard of before.

    Since then, I've discovered so many dishes using our redesigned apps -- from Dosas to Doubles -- but discovering dishes using our website has never been quite as easy. So we set out to change that this summer. Today, we're excited to announce our first web redesign since August 2010, which not only unifies the site and apps, but enables you to slice and dice over 2.5M dishes in all kinds of ways.

    Be sure to try...

    Share your discoveries!

    These are just a few of the great finds our team has been exchanging all summer, and we can't wait to see what you discover! We'll feature your best finds as #dishoftheday.

    1. Set your location or pan & zoom the map to adjust it.
    2. Search for whatever you're craving by dish or by restaurant.
    3. Share your favorite finds on Twitter or Facebook, right from the header, using the hashtag #dishoftheday on Twitter or mentioning @Foodspotting on facebook!

    But what happened to ___?

    In addition to reimagining the foodseeking experience, we've redesigned every other page of the site to make your photos shine and draw attention to what matters most: It’s all about the food. This means some features have been simplified or shuffled around, which we realize may take some getting used to. But in the end, we hope you'll enjoy less clutter and MORE FOOD as much as we do! (Hint: Your Dashboard Feed, Guides and People all can be found under “Share”)

    Still can't find something? Have questions or thoughts? We're here to answer and listen!
    Visit our Redesign FAQ & Feedback Forum »

    • over 4 years ago.
      The new iPhone app for iOS 7 is a step back. The look is colder and less food associated. Usability has decreased. More clicks and more scrolling is required. Things like "liked, tried or loved" are hidden in a deeper menus. Please go back or revise the new app.
    • over 4 years ago.
      The new iPhone app for iOS 7 is a step back. The look is colder and less food associated. Usability has decreased. More clicks and more scrolling is required. Things like "liked, tried or loved" are hidden in a deeper menus. Please go back or revise the new app.
    • almost 4 years ago.
      It would be great to see all your submissions all at once instead of one by one. For example, seeing the photos like in a grid for easier viewing on whether you posted them or not. Maybe even being able to sort them by restaurants so you know if you already took a picture of that item.
    • 5 months ago.
      Just too Awesome.
  • When we launched our Facebook Timeline app earlier this year, we loved that we could finally see all of the interesting things our friends were wanting, trying and loving on Foodspotting. In fact, we were finding so many great dishes via Facebook that we began to crave this capability in Foodspotting.

    So in the spirit of helping people discover even more great dishes, as well as making Foodspotting more interesting for those of you who don't photograph food or don't have friends who do, we're excited to introduce The New Activity Feed for iPhone and Android (and coming soon to web and mobile web -- let us know if you want to beta test!).

    The dishes people Want, Try and Love appear as lightweight entries that you can act on too:

    And the dishes people Spot appear as full entries, complete with comments and compliments:

    We realize that for our top users, this may feel like a dramatic change (and we're exploring ways to help super users manage any information overload). But we hope that for both foodspotters and foodseekers alike, The New Activity Feed will open up a whole new world of great dishes to discover.

    Download the latest updates to give it a try, and if you haven't already, let us know what you think! Send us a note to tell us about any bugs, and if you discover something particularly interesting via the new feed, tweet it using the tag #feedfinds!

    P.S. Not following anyone interesting yet? May we suggest some of our friends, like Chow, BlackBoard Eats, and musician Mayer Hawthorne?

    • over 5 years ago.
      Dear Alexa: I truly enjoy FS and have spent quite a bit of time on it since I joined. I am following 450+ food spotters from all corner of the globe and I enjoy the dialogue with a my spotter friends; and I do try to view all their new postings. But for whatever reasons that people want & love certain food or spot or giving friends points, it is now showing up on the activities screen (which used to be the "following" screen) and with me following 450+ people it takes forever for me to get past the wants & loves to get to the new spots which I am most intrested in and I'm confident a lot of my FS friends feel the same. So if you can separate the "wants & loves" into a separate screen and the spots in dedicate screen (like before) - for both the activities and the profile section, this Food Spotter will be so grateful. Since I updagraded my iPhone, I have stop using it because it is too slow and too cluttered with all the "loves & wants" which BTW I can barely see the food pictures and make out what they are. It also makes the "loved & wanted" food pictures on phone screen appear very small, cluttered and trivial. So I stop using my phone FS app. I apreciate your time & consideration. Let's go on with our Yummilicious adventure:-D
    • about 5 years ago.
      Tom Doran is spot on! FS is my favourite mobile app however not so much since the update.....I agree with suggestions he has made to ensure FS continues to be fantastic for time poor prolific mobile users. Kudos to FS for seeking feedback & striving to be an ongoing fabulous experience/addiction for worldwide food lovers :)
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Well put by one of the members that provides the community a positive experience~
  • We want Foodspotting to become the shortest path between you and good food.

    Foodspotting's superpower is making people hungry: If you're not launching Foodspotting because you're hungry, you will be soon after! Almost every single day, we see tweets like these...

    With our New Place Page in Foodspotting 3.5, we introduced some new ways to satisfy those cravings and close the hunger-satisfaction loop: You could learn more via Yelp, check out the menu via SinglePlatform and make reservations using OpenTable.

    Today, we're taking one more step toward closing that loop: Online Ordering Integration via GrubHub

    When you're browsing Foodspotting, have you ever wished for a "Buy it now!" button? Well, our partnership with GrubHub is the first step in that direction. When you see some amazing dish on Foodspotting, you can tap through to the Place page and see if it's available for pick up or delivery on GrubHub. Tapping "Order Now via GrubHub" will take you to GrubHub's new mobile-friendly website where you can easily complete your order, no login required.

    This is just the beginning - we're working on ways to make it easier to find food you can order in or pick up, dish-specific ordering and more. But with over 15,000 restaurants in cities large and small across the US, we hope you'll find plenty of great dishes you can order right from your phone!

    As an added bonus, GrubHub will send a $10 credit to the first 25 people who place orders through Foodspotting, towards their NEXT order, just to celebrate this partnership. Go get 'em!

    And if you need some inspiration, here are a few of our favorite orderable dishes in our hometown, San Francisco, plus a few of GrubHub's favorites in New York.

    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Help me choose my dress!!
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
  • Our team loves swapping stories of how Foodspotting has drawn us into restaurants we might never have thought to try otherwise: Pie Shakes led me to Chile Pies and Ice Cream. Red Velvet Fried Chicken led Chris to American Cupcake. But whenever some amazing dish piqued our interest, we found ourselves looking for a few more answers: What else is good here? What do friends recommend? How much does it cost?

    So with these questions in mind, we reimagined the place page in Foodspotting. The New Place Page makes it easier than ever to satisfy those Foodspotting-induced cravings by putting recommendations, ratings and reservations at your fingertips. When you look up a restaurant on Foodspotting (simply tap a restaurant name in Explore or look it up using the searchable Places tab), whenever possible, we'll show you:

    PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS Based on your tastes, for example, "Try the Truffled Deviled Eggs because you're a Deviled Egg Expert!"

    FRIENDS' RECOMMENDATIONS See what friends and experts like Anthony Bourdain love wherever you go.

    REVIEWS VIA YELP Find out more by looking up restaurant level ratings, reviews and details like price and ambiance.

    MENUS VIA SINGLEPLATFORM See full menus and prices for nearly 400,000 restaurants.

    RESERVATIONS VIA OPENTABLE Book a date with those deviled eggs without leaving Foodspotting.

    Beyond this handy dashboard-like Place Page and being 10x more beautiful throughout, there's even more to love in Foodspotting 3.5. Since we launched our redesign in February, we've introduced:

    THE NEW PROFILE If you are what you eat, the new Foodspotting profile paints a better picture than ever. Whether you're a self proclaimed dumplings or milkshake expert, friends can now see the titles you've earned and find out what you recommend in each category.

    VISUAL MAPS We've made exploring dishes via the map more visual and easier to use.

    LOCATION PICKER You could always change your location by moving the map, now you can explore great dishes anywhere in the world, from Uzbekistan to Easter Island.

    JAPANESE LANGUAGE Japan is where Foodspotting began, and we're celebrating our roots by introducing Foodspotting in Japanese!

    We want Foodspotting to become the picture menu for every restaurant, everywhere in the world. This next iteration of Foodspotting brings us one step closer to that goal, but we couldn't have gotten this far without almost 3 million foodspotters like you! Thanks for being part of our story and spotting over 1.75 million dishes. Keep wanting, loving and cataloguing your favorite dishes wherever you go!

    Download & rate the app on iTunes or Google Play!

    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Help me choose my dress!!
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
    • 5 months ago.
      Its interesting to see the progression of all the updates.
  • Our team was thrilled to be featured on the Today Show this morning during a segment about awesome young women who start their own businesses. Hear our CEO Alexa talk about our app and see Foodspotting in action at our office in San Francisco!

    Hint: Fast forward to 2:05 for Foodspotting and see our previous feature on the Today Show about must-have travel apps.

    • almost 5 years ago.
      Help me choose my dress!!
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
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  • Today, we unveil our brand new Foodspotting app for BlackBerry®, which fits neatly into our mobile apps family! We appreciate your patience as we worked on perfecting the Foodspotting experience specifically for the BlackBerry.

    With the Foodspotting app for BlackBerry, you can:
    • See the nearest, latest and best dishes around you
    • Search for a particular food that you're craving
    • Bookmark foods you “Want” to try
    • Take photos of foods you love & share where to find them
    • Recommend foods others have spotted
    • Note that this app is for OS 6.0 and higher

    Without further ado, click here to download our BlackBerry app. As always tell us what you think and report any bugs directly to our team.

    • almost 6 years ago.
      With OS 6 not run :( :(
    • over 2 years ago.
      Not available for OS10 devices... boooo...
    • over 2 years ago.
      Not available for OS10 devices... boooo...
    • over 2 years ago.
      Not available for OS10 devices... boooo...
  • 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
    • almost 6 years ago.
      Good on you guys for being proactive! :D
    • almost 6 years ago.
      Thank you, Henry!
    • almost 6 years ago.
      Thank you very much!