• Summer travel season is underway and the good folks at Travel + Leisure magazine appeared on the Today Show this morning to chat about their favorite travel apps, including Foodspotting! Fast forward to 04:00 to hear T+L features editor Nilou Motamed talk about "the one you all need to know." Yay!

    Posted by Amy Cao in News on August 08, 2011
    • over 6 years ago.
      What what...!! :D
    • over 6 years ago.
      Great hit! Nice to hear T&L's Nilou Motamed mention the location-based strength of the Foodspotting app...and we can take as a compliment her description that "these are obsessive foodies who take pictures of food they like [and] recommend the restaurants they love"...!

  • Pictory submission by Victor Sutan

    For those of you who are familiar with Pictory, you'll know it as a powerful showcase of amazing images and tales. For those of you who aren't, stop reading this and click here now.

    Laura Brunow Miner, founder of Pictory and creative retreats, Phoot Camp and Eat Retreat, has a knack for curating amazing talent and does so regularly on Pictory, as well as her unconventional workshops.

    With great pleasure, I announce our collaboration with Pictory for a very special food adventure theme, You Want Me to Eat What?. We get the honoured guest curation spot for this showcase, and I'll just say that Pictory came to the right place because who else comes to mind when you think of interesting and great food photography :)

    We're looking for photo stories of the food world's extremes. Share your photos and a brief description of still-wriggling octopus, radioactive energy drink, grandma's traditional pickled vegetables, your aunt's raw vegan concoctions, or whatever it is that makes you think again before digging in. Pictory is also partnering with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism's food and health magazine, The Ration, on this gallery.

    Send your submissions in here - you have until July 25th to share your best shot.

    Posted by Fiona Tang in News on June 27, 2011
    • over 6 years ago.
      amazing !~~
  • We often feel that we have it all at Foodspotting. After all, who wouldn’t love spending the day browsing photos of food, hosting fun eat-ups, and consulting Foodspotting to help us decide what to eat next?

    Of course, our ambition to cover the globe with good food recommendations means that we have much more to do than simply salivating over delicious foods. That's why we're excited to announce we’re looking for ten creative, magnetic, motivated and inspiring individuals to join our cause as Foodspotting Ambassadors.

    We are already working with users who are taking part in these extracurricular activities to represent Foodspotting, but we want to turn this into an official program – one where these members are recognized both by our team and within the community as superstars. Do you consider yourself an above average food fanatic? Are all your friends hooked on Foodspotting because of you? Do you want to play a part in our success? Do you desire to build bridges between food and tech, restaurants and social media, strangers and friends? If you answered yes to everything above, keep reading...

    AS A FOODSPOTTING AMBASSADOR, WE HOPE YOU'LL...

    • Help organize and lead monthly eat-ups and food crawls.

    • Share Foodspotting with your social media networks and spread good news like wildfire online, at work, and to your friends, especially during major holidays and Foodspotting milestones.

    • Brainstorm ways to engage your immediate community by finding ways to work with restaurants, food writers, bloggers and local media companies.

    • Represent Foodspotting at important press events, demos, and parties in your city.

    • Keep up to date on upcoming events to see how Foodspotting can participate.

    • Identify great restaurants to collaborate with.

    • Identify super users and other potential Foodspotting ambassadors in your city.

    AS OUR THANKS, YOU’LL RECEIVE…

    • Foodspotting t-shirts and pins for you and for giving away.

    Foodzie.com gift box (6-month subscription)

    • Invitations to events, private parties, samples from partners, and more.

    • Earn gift certificates to your favorite restaurants.

    • Preview access to new Foodspotting features.

    • Become a suggested user in your city.

    • Guidance in the fields of food, social media, marketing, entrepreneurship, startups and mobile technology. We want our Ambassador program to be a success, which means we’re looking to extend introductions to our professional network for the right candidates.

    • The support of likeminded individuals who will be working toward a common goal from Sydney to San Francisco.

    If this sounds like you, join our cause. We're taking applications until Friday, July 8th, and you'll hear from us in a few weeks regarding next steps. We can't wait to meet you!

    7/17 UPDATE: Applications are now closed and we will be reaching out to potential candidates for phone interviews soon.

    Posted by Amy Cao in News on June 20, 2011
    • over 6 years ago.
      What about in Canada?
    • over 6 years ago.
      Hey guys, are you looking for ambassadors in Toronto, Canada at all? I would love to start something here!
    • almost 5 years ago.
      I think Foodspotting is a great idea, because it gives everybody (not only food inspectors) the opportunity to let others know what they think of the dishes out there. I have tried every Michelin Star Restaurant in London and some times was very disappointed. So I´m happy to have discovered this app. It also helps me to remember which dishes I have tried and were, since I eat out a lot, about 6 days a week, it can be a challenge to keep track at times.
    • about 1 month ago.
      Nice
  • Foodspotting's roots run deep in San Francisco, but even from the beginning our company was bicoastal with our co-founders Alexa and Teddy leading the Foodspotting revolution on the west coast and our third co-founder, Soraya, in New York City. From our two offices, our team of nine along with a cast of supporting characters help make Foodspotting a force to be reckoned with – and a must have app – for food lovers and food finders everywhere.

    Coming from two vibrant and tech savvy cities, we're honored today to make Time Inc.'s list of 10 NYC Startups to Watch just in time for New York Internet Week!

    As always, we have our worldwide community – you – to thank. We're only as good as our users think we are and this keeps us going as we work everyday to improve Foodspotting knowing that someone out there in New York, SF, Seoul or Sydney, is visiting our site or opening our app to find that next great dish.

    Check out Time Inc.'s complete list of 10 NYC Startups to Watch.

    Posted by Amy Cao in News on June 01, 2011
    • over 6 years ago.
      THANKS JENNIE!!!
    • over 6 years ago.
      You guys have come such a long way, it's been so great to see it all happen! Looking forward to seeing more :)
    • over 6 years ago.
      Congrats to all of you at foodspotting!
    • over 6 years ago.
      Congrats! Such an awesome accomplishment!
  • Everyone knows we eat pretty well and are fortunate for the fact that we can, but that doesn't mean we forget there's hunger in the world. To that end, we're excited to team up with World Food Programme in their social media initiative, WeFeedback, the world's largest community for sharing food and changing lives in the fight against hunger.

    We had such a great experience with the Holiday Spotathon that we're excited to get the help of our community in another initiative to give back. According to WeFeedback, the cost of your typical burger can feed 40 kids, so our goal is to feed 10,000 by working together. Starting today, uploading a sighting might mean that you'll see a little prompt inviting you to join us in reaching our goal. Take a look and if you're so inclined, donate a few dollars to help us get there.

    Visit our WeFeedback donation page directly, in case you were interested in giving but haven't gone out to eat in a while - because we know very well sometimes that happens :)

    Team Foodspotting signing out and, as always, wishing you happy spottings!

    Posted by Fiona Tang in News on May 31, 2011
    • over 6 years ago.
      10,000 children for 2,500 seems so doable, right? We're so excited to be working with the @WFP!
    • over 6 years ago.
      this function doesn't seem to work for me... get the "you've recommended ... " message with a huge white space below - no wfp cup or text... just my app, or a general issue?
    • over 6 years ago.
      Hi Graham. Are you using iPhone or Android? It's only triggered by a subset of our dishes. Beer works, but I see you spotted a beer that we don't have in our system "mmm, good beer here". Try just "beer" or the specific type of beer.
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  • We value our users' feedback and strive to be UX-centered in everything we do. So we're excited to announce that we've partnered with Digiscents to produce our latest feature, which you can find in our recent iPhone and Android app updates!

    We've always said that Foodspotting is like looking through a bakery window, and now we're happy to say it will smell like one too.

    Download our latest updates from the Apple App Store or Android Market, and in addition to a lot of user interface improvements which you should want anyway, you'll notice that our new apps ALSO feature an innovative way to interact with the food photos by letting you experience the aroma via your phones' built in speakers. Just tap into the dish detail page and gently scratch the screen surface to activate the scent.

    Thanks to scratch & sniff, deciding what to eat should be easier than ever! Who can resist the scent of these buttery lobster rolls wafting from your smartphone??

    We're thrilled to be the first food app to integrate this technology and, as always, we'd love your feedback.

    Posted by Amy Cao in News on April 01, 2011
    • almost 7 years ago.
      OOO! Must try!
    • almost 7 years ago.
      Mike, let us know what's not working and we'll do our best to fix the bug, if one exists.
    • almost 7 years ago.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNxX4SDqpVU
    • over 6 years ago.
      This. Is. Awesome! Can't wait to try it. www.unprofessionalcookery.tumblr.com
  • There are few organizations in the culinary industry as renowned and prestigious as the James Beard Foundation, so we're very honoured to announce today that we welcome the Beard Foundation to Foodspotting as our newest partner. The JBF editors have created official guides, providing you with exclusive insight into regional James Beard Award winning chef's recommendations - in their own words, what their favorites dishes are and which foods best represent their style. Follow the guides here.

    This coincides with the Beard Foundation's nomination announcement this week for the 2011 awards, which we're proud to support. Stay tuned as we report live from the James Beard Awards Ceremony this May - and yes, we're super excited about this huge opportunity to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at such a high profile event!

    In the meantime, if you're in New York, check out the Beard Foundation's pop-up restaurant coming soon to Chelsea Market, JBF LTD, which will showcase some of the country's top culinary talent in the weeks leading up to the Awards. You won't want to miss this.

    Posted by Fiona Tang in News on March 24, 2011
    • almost 7 years ago.
      I love what @BeardFoundation just tweeted: "What do dave chang, michael symon, & sean brock want you to eat? Follow our guides & find out!"
  • Today is a big day for us - we're hosting our first official SXSW Street Food Fest, presented by BlackBerry. Most exciting is that this event celebrates the very beginnings of our partnership with BlackBerry. It should come as no big surprise that the Foodspotting and RIM teams have been working on an app together. We're thrilled! It will be launched shortly following SXSW.

    If you're reading this and you're in Austin, you should join us at 2nd and Brazos between 11-4PM. Video and more photos to come. Best part is there's still time to participate in our Secret Menu Scavenger Hunt to win some great prizes. Hope to see you!

    Posted by Fiona Tang in News on March 12, 2011
    • almost 7 years ago.
      Woohoo! For those of us with Blackberries for work, this is great news!
    • almost 7 years ago.
      awesome!
    • almost 7 years ago.
      I am a huge RIM and Foodspotting fan! I've been a Blackberry user almost 4 years now and this is really good news for us, BB users. I wish you and RIM all the best in the fallowing collaboration and let the Blackberry application be an even greater success.