Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Food Tripping – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: Find great alternatives to fast food wherever you are. Food Tripping locates the closest eateries, juice joints, farmers’ markets, microbreweries, and more through your phone’s GPS. With a growing database of eateries, Food Tripping makes it simple to find healthier and more thoughtful food while you’re on the road, or at home looking for inspiration. And you as the user can contribute to the ever growing database of great finds all around the country.
What it actually does: Food Tripping allows users to discover healthy, sustainable food options in their area or a place they may be traveling. The app lets users search by location, name, popularity, and category - and provides the contact details for each location. Users can keep track of the places they've been and mark their favorite spots to come back later. Users can even suggest new businesses offering healthy, local, and sustainable fare and share their findings via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is very useful for those who are traveling and looking for local foods or for those who are looking for local foods in their area.
Ease of use: The app’s interface is easy to use, and provides a map that is very user friendly. Adding suggestions is a breeze and helps users feel more connected to their community.
Who would best benefit from the app?: The app is great for those who are interested in alternative places to eat, local foods, wines, and more.
Rating: 4 of 5
More info: http://www.shft.com/foodtripping