It’s not just about what you eat. It’s about the awesome people you meet while connecting and engaging with a global network of Foodshootrs. With Eatups, we have an opportunity to bring people together in the real world over their shared love of food.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2014
FoodShootr (@FoodShootrApp), an iOS restaurant photo app, kicks foodporn up a notch with the relaunch of its platform to include features that allow foodies to create Eatups -- social gatherings in real life based on their favorite food photos.
According to the app developers, a “FoodShootr” is a person who enjoys taking mobile photos of dishes and sharing the photos with their social media networks (usually tagged with #foodporn, though on FoodShootr, they’re tagged #foodshots).
With over 35 million photos tagged with “#foodporn” on Instagram alone, the developers of FoodShootr are betting that quite a few people taking mobile food photos want to engage more with their food media and with other people who enjoy food and taking mobile food photos.
Eatups, informal gatherings of up to ten FoodShootrs at a restaurant, gives Users the option of inviting people to share a great meal based on their favorite, most mouthwatering food photos on the platform. Think Meetups but for foodies -- start groups, organize, and meet in real life in the pursuit of common culinary interests and creating meaningful connections.
Says FoodShootr Founder and CEO, Alex Perri:
“It’s not just about what you eat. It’s about the awesome people you meet while connecting and engaging with a global network of Foodshootrs. How many times have you looked at a food photo and thought ‘That looks good. I have to try that!’? We want to give people that gratification and the benefit of building social connections in real-life. With the launch of the new FoodShootr, we have an opportunity to bring people together in the real world over their shared love of food.”
FoodShootr developers see Eatups as valuable not just for connecting with friends and for meeting new people, but also for travelers on the constant prowl for good food and someone to share a meal with when traveling to unfamiliar locations.
We’ve Got You “Covered”
One of the concerns in meeting up with people for a meal is the touchy subject of separate billing and tipping. Cover is a convenient, mobile payment app that allows users (and particularly groups) to pay their restaurant check with their mobile device at some of New York and San Francisco’s hottest restaurants without waiting for the bill. Throughout September and October, Eatups sponsored by Cover will feature the most popular Foodies in New York and San Francisco choosing their favorite dishes at Cover-partner restaurants at a discount to FoodShootrs who attend.
More features to come soon for FoodShootr include reservations and payment options, an Android version, and features that will allow restaurants to engage more with customers on the app like offering discounts to their establishments for the highest-rated food photos and most popular Eatups.
With offices based in Toronto and, as of this year, New York, FoodShootr is a mobile app development company founded by photographer and self-professed foodie, Alexander Perri. Initially launched in 2013, FoodShootr was revamped and relaunched to respond to market demands and to create a new dining experience for foodies around the world. The company has investors and is in the process of going for another round of funding.