Popular iPhone App Foodspotting Launches On Windows Phone

The Windows Phone Marketplace is growing at a steady clip and I think what is most noticeable the number of apps previously released for iOS or Android that are now available for Windows Phone. One of those noticeable cross platform apps is Foodspotting, which is a popular crowd sourced food guide that was first made available for the iPhone.

Foodspotting’s approach is to provide ratings for specific dishes rather than ratings for restaurants. The rating process is intended to be very simple, you take a picture of food that you like and “nom” food that you love. The emphasis on providing photos of food makes the app very graphical, and that makes it a perfect fit for Windows Phone. In my opinion the Foodspotting app is beautiful and takes full advantage of the Metro UI.

When you start the app it uses your current location to display dishes spotted closest to you. The app has three pivots, latest, best, and nearest. You can search for a particular dish and that appears across all three pivots. When you tap on a dish, you see a larger picture of it with a description and you swipe to display the location of the dish on a map. If you tap the map, the location loads in Bing Maps, which can provide directions.

In order to contribute a dish you need to sign up with Foodspotting, which you can do directly within the Windows Phone app. To contribute a dish that you spotted, tap the camera button to either snap a picture of the dish or upload a picture that is in the Gallery. You also have the ability to share the dishes you spot on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.

Foodspotting is a free app and is available now in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Versions of Foodspotting are also available for Android and iPhone phones and a Blackberry app is in development.