Eye-feeding Foodgawker launches iPhone app, and probably your appetite, too

Apr 28, 2011
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I love looking at pictures of food, and I get my daily fix via Foodgawker.com. When I found out the site was launching an app for iPhone and iPod Touch, I immediately downloaded the Foodgawker app to feed my addiction for food photography and new recipes. If you like food and aren’t familiar with Foodgawker, […]

I love looking at pictures of food, and I get my daily fix via Foodgawker.com. When I found out the site was launching an app for iPhone and iPod Touch, I immediately downloaded the Foodgawker app to feed my addiction for food photography and new recipes. If you like food and aren’t familiar with Foodgawker, you’re missing out. The site publishes tons of blogger-submitted food images every day, and presents the content as thumbnail photo galleries. See something that looks or sounds delicious amid the pages of food photography? Click through the image to see its original source and recipe.

Since I’m used to gawking in a normal web browser, I wasn’t sure if Foodgawker would work as well in app format, but I’m happy to report that it lives up to my high expectations. There are a few ways to browse Foodgawker’s offerings, including searching by keyword, selecting certain categories via the “More” tab, viewing popular submissions, or through my personal preference: the “Latest” tab. When you’re viewing “Latest,” you’ll see a three-column page of thumbnail photos — small enough to pack in the content, but large enough to still appeal to your senses. Tapping an image enlarges it and provides a brief description of the photo. When you’re viewing the enlarged photo, you can also choose to swipe left and right through all of the submissions.

Users who register for a free Foodgawker account will be able to add photos to their favorites using the heart icon, and these will instantly sync with Foodgawker.com. Tapping the close-up image will launch the original source, usually a blog, and the corresponding recipe inline. The Foodgawker app offers an incredible amount of sharing options, including email, Twitter, Facebook, Read It Later and Tumblr, among others. Foodgawker can’t display all of these options in the sharing icon, but it will keep move your three most commonly used sharing methods to display automatically. Pretty cool!

The Foodgawker app is a must for anyone who enjoys all things epicurean, and the best part is you can indulge your foodie tendencies free.

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