Syracuse is a growing center for business and tourism and visitors and locals alike are always searching for good restaurants. That search for good dining in Syracuse may become easier than ever with a new iPhone app which helps you find foods you crave. This is good news for restaurant owners here too.
Laurie Segall has reported for CNNMoney “Hit iPhone app finds the foods you crave”, http://bit.ly/dQHswB. This app allows you to easily find exactly the kind of food you want. All you have to do is enter Foodspotting, http://bit.ly/eZ9X2h. Consider if you are in the mood for some delicious, spicy, light and healthy Thai food. This app could help you quickly find the Erawan Thai Restaurant in Syracuse, http://erawan-inc.com. Or perhaps you are in the mood for Italian food such as pizza, chicken and veal along with other Italian specialties and this app could pop up Dominick’s restaurant in Syracuse, http://dominicksrestaurant.net.
Founder and CEO Alexa Andrzejewski has developed this firm around the idea of discovery of fine foods. She commented “There was no way to search for a specific dish. I couldn’t get out of my head the idea that it’d be awesome to turn on my phone and discover good food.” The Foodspotting app now has more than 700,000 iPhone users. Participants in Foodspotting take pictures of foods they’ve tried and tag the images with a location and comment. Than when users open up the app, they can see pictures of food around them.
Andrzejewski has said “It’s like a more visual, natural way to discover things, instead of reading a bunch of reviews.” This idea recently drew $3 million in venture capital funding, and has expanded to the Android and BlackBerry platforms. The Foodspotting crew now hopes to capitalize on flash deals. Andrzejewski has gone on to comment “We really think that the market is becoming more and more ripe for restaurants to be able to post deals into streams.” And Foodspotting also plans to allow restaurants to advertise their daily specials within the app.
At this time there are now more than 400,000 foods “spotted” around the world. However, Andrezejeswki has great ambitions: “Our goal is to really catalogue all new foods in the world and where to find them,” she has said. This is good news for trade and commerce here in Syracuse where easier access to finding good restaurants will help the city thrive.
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