FoodFaves App – Tech Making Food Porn a Reality

FoodFaves is a new mobile app where foodies connect with pictures of delicious food posted by nearby restaurants, and they share those pictures with followers. All pics are tagged with address, map and miles radius to that restaurant. FoodFaves’ algorithm is your personal dining assistant that gets to know what foods you like, where you live/work and helps you identify pics of amazing food and how to go get it!

Why was FoodFaves created?

FoodFaves was created by a Long Island, New York father and daughter Paul Epstein, 54, an anesthesiologist, and Sydney Epstein, 24, a television editor, who got aggravated with perusing Instagram food porn that was inaccessible and searching for restaurants with nothing to go on but website menus and Yelp reviews.

 

I have never heard of Food Porn, what is it?

Per Wikipedia Food Porn is a glamourized spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements, infomercials, blogs cooking shows or other visual media, foods boasting a high fat and calorie content, exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex. Food porn often takes the form of food photography and styling that presents food provocatively.

How does FoodFaves work for restaurant owners and users alike?

Restaurant Owner:

  • Restaurants use the foodfaves.com portal to upload their best-in-show food porn aka their best dishes.
  • A restaurant’s images are tagged with: description, menu, website, address, phone, hours of operation and hashtags (e.g. #Italian, #AsianFusion, #bagels, #burgers, #dessert, #icecream, etc.).
  • When a hungry FoodFaves user taps an image, they see how many miles away that eatery is plus a map w/ directions to get them there.
  • Note for restaurant owners you must create an account. If you already have an account click the “restaurant owner” tab located on the top of the main page.

Users:

  • Users open FoodFaves on their phones, and with the help of the app’s patented algorithm, they view enticing images of food from restaurants that are in close proximity to them, based on their food preferences. Users can take the FoodFaves Quiz to establish preferences.
  • Users  can “like” and “save” food pictures to their FoodFaves profile. The image goes into their Instagram-like feed (pun intended) and get shared with other nearby users.
  • Users tap a picture and it instantly shows them the restaurant’s contact information, description and map/directions leading them right to that restaurant’s front door. It’s all about instant gratification.

I was eager to test out the FoodFaves app because I have the same issue as Paul and Sydney. I do get aggravated when there is not a menu posted or little to none pictures of their food offerings. After I downloaded the app it was time to get started.

How do I get started on FoodFaves?

First, you must download the FoodFaves App which located here. After you download the app open the app to create your account. The below three screen shots are the first thing you will see when you open the app and you do have the option to skip the first two but on the last screen you must log in with either use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram . If you don’t have an account with none of the three to get started you will have to register.

I decided to sign in with Facebook. The next screen prompts you to pick a person or company within the FoodFave network. Once you have chosen the person or company you’re directed  to the below screens that you can skip through.

Once on the main page you will see a tool bar at the bottom on the screen. The tool bar consist of Food, Restaurants, Camera (for taking pictures of food), Crave Quiz and lastly Profile.

What is the Crave Quiz and how does it work?

The crave quiz displays different dishes and asks the user if they crave it or not. To be honest unless I’m missing something it doesn’t seem to be much of a quiz but it is a cool feature plus the pictures make you hungry!

If you are a foodie the FoodFave app is the ideal go to when looking for restaurants. If you want more information about FoodFave click here and to download the app click here.

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Source: Wikipedia, FoodFave