Have you ever wandered off to an unknown place and thought… “how would I know where to go? Where should I eat? WHAT should I eat?”
Various social media apps and sites would be helpful for tourists or traveling businessmen. Some of these are Fouraquare and Trip Advisor. A lot of social media savvy people get a helpful travel tips from these apps. My favorite among these apps is FoodSpotting. Why? Because my favorite thing to do is eat.
During our recent family vacation to Boracay, some of us already had a few restaurants in mind. And Google was also very helpful in suggesting restaurants. The problem really was in knowing what dishes to order from those restaurants. This is where FoodSpotting is helpful.
Check out the FoodSpotting map of Boracay above. And this one below that screen captured from the FoodSpotting Android App, using my Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini:
FoodSpotting doesn’t just recommend restaurants, it recommends dishes.
FoodSpotting not only recommends restaurants, it also recommends dishes. It gives users the opportunity to recommend specific dishes in restaurants by uploading a photo the dish, naming it, naming where it can be ordered or bought, and describing what it is. The uploader can even leave a note on whether or not he loved the dish or not. Other users can comment on the photo and mark it as something they also love or something they want.
So if you’re in an area you’ve never been to, you can just open the FoodSpotting app and search for the latest and most recommended food in the area.
Thanks to FoodSpotting, my family and I were able to experience some of the best dishes in Boracay. Some of these food finds are:
More on these on my food blog, soon. For the meantime, check out my very own FoodSpotting tips:
- If you’re a food spotter, especially if you’re a food blogger, FoodSpotting is also a great way to instantly upload your food photos and notes.
- It can also be a way to promote your blog or site.
- FoodSpotting also makes it easy for you to share your food discoveries on Instagram and Foursquare. You can upload the photo via Instagram and even put it on the map with a Foursquare connection.
- FoodSpotting is also very helpful in knowing the latest food finds in your very own neighborhood.
- FoodSpotting is available for both iOS and Android users. Just open your app store and search for FoodSpotting.
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