Foodspotting,an awesome community for rating and sharing dishes, is relaunchingtoday as a discovery app for deciding where to eat. This new move places thestartup in an interesting position, since it is retaining its initial purpose, while
inching towards Yelp’s te
We previously covered Foodspotting’s
1 million downloads milestone back in
August, and it has continued to grow wildly since. The startup began in 2009 whencofounders Alexa Andrzejewski, Ted Grubb and Soraya Darabi put their headstogether to address what they felt was a lack of proper food reviewing apps. A fewmonths later, they launched in beta at SXSW Interactive in March 2010.
Foodspotting’s relaunch brings with it a new, sleek interface that makes it possibleto discover things nearby. You can also hide the things you’d never be interested
in, and (in the future) it will use that data to detect trends in what you like and helpyou find more of it.
But why is this relaunch a good idea? Often, people don’t need restaurant reviews —
they need food reviews. If I’m craving tacos, I don’t care about how good the
salad is at a given res
taurant. In other words, the dish you’re looking for is the