The app’s official launch was a year ago today (January 15), and since then, it’s collected 250,000 images of dish recommendations. This week, Foodspotting received $3 million in funding from BlueRun Ventures, and over the past year has enjoyed 550,000 downloads of its app and 300,000 visitors to its website each month. It’s released a beta version of its Android app, and boasts partnerships with household names such as the Travel Channel, Whole Foods and Zagat.
In addition, Foodspotting offered us a fun fact: Half its 7-person team has a food-related last name, such as Grub, Cao (pronounced “Chow”) and Tang.
The location-based app finds pics of foods available nearby, beckoning users with their steamy goodness, or repelling them with their grossness — either way, users get a good look at what they’ll eat, rather than reading a menu and taking their chances. And, the app can snap iPhone pics, encouraging users to leave evidence for those who are wondering what dishes are served in a restaurant.
In the meantime, let’s feast our eyes on Foodspotting’s Top 10 greatest hits, the 10 most popular foods photographed by users of the Foodspotting iPhone app, here in all their mouth-watering goodness:
10. Assorted Cheeses
From the Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop in San Francisco
9. Deep Dish Pizza
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, Oakland, CA
8. Ice Cream Sandwich
Diddy Riese, Westwood, CA.
7. Double Animal Burger
In N Out Burger, Hollywood, CA
6. Morning Buns
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco
5. Pommes Frites (French Fries)
Pommes Frites, New York, NY
4. Secret Breakfast Ice Cream
Humphry Slocombe, San Francisco
3. Pastrami Sandwich
Katz’s Delicatessen, New York, NY
2. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Bi Rite Creamery, San Francisco
1. Shack Burger
Shake Shack, New York, NY
Images courtesy of Foodspotting