Fresh (literally) off the photo-sharing phenomenon comes SnapDish, a free, Instagram-like photo-sharing app just for food. That’s right, if you’re a foodie and not afraid of showing it, SnapDish is the iPhone/iPad/Android that you need right now.
With SnapDish, which seeks to make “cooking more fun and delicious,” users from all over the world can share the dishes that have delighted their taste buds, and unlike other food-sharing apps, SnapDish focuses on the dishes rather than the restaurants from which they came. Users could even snap and share photos of the food they’ve cooked or grown at home and collaborate on recipes. When taking a photo of a dish, a user can apply filters (“rare,” “medium” or “well-done”) to jazz up the dish and add location, nutrition and price data if desired to make the food eating experience more social. Other members of the SnapDish community can then hit a “Yummy!” button to rate the dish or they can add comments.
Users can also share the photos they take to their favorite social networks, allowing other people to find new recipes to try. According to the app’s website, “You can communicate through food and record your dishes as a life log with elegance and style.” Since so much of culture centers around the food-eating experience, it may not be such a bad idea, although how robust this app is has yet to be determined.
Founded in 2010, released in May 2011, SnapDish is operated by Vuzz Inc. It was founded by Zen Funada, also the company’s CEO, and developed by Fumikazu Kiyota, the CTO. The six-member SnapDish team works out of an apartment in Tokyo, according to a report by Tech in Asia. Most of its user base resides in Taiwan, Japan or China.
Over 200,000 people have downloaded the app so far, and the app is listed with medium maturity.
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