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The New Mustard App Is The Spotify For Food Lovers

Mustard is a new food discovery app that is a mixture of an ordering platform and a social media network. It was created as a hub for food lovers to easily find and purchase the many mouthwatering dishes that flood our social feeds. Without having to visit a website and download an annoying .pdf menu, the Mustard platform allows you to designate a dish, see it’s listed price and place an order right on the spot. 

With its recent debut on iOS in Los Angeles, the app already has over 8,000 restaurants listed in its database. Local food spots that offer takeout, delivery or reservations are automatically available to users. 

With Mustard, the goal was to create a personalized experience that combats “choice overload.” If you’re a food lover, there’s no doubt the algorithm saturates your timeline with a never ending stream of delicious content. This platform offers a history of user choices and curated filters by taking your views, purchases, mood and budget into consideration. With that information, it’s able to generate relevant food recommendations. Mustard CEO and award-winning film producer, Diana Might, shares the platforms vision:

“The way we currently search for and order food – through clunky filters, text-based lists, and homogenized menus – is dated. Now more than ever, people are using Instagram and TikTok as resources for discovering the best food their city has to offer, but none of that content is actionable. Mustard merges our love of finding and drooling over delicious food via social media, and the functionality to actually order (or book a table to eat) that food. It’s an all-around win for food lovers, creators and restaurants. We like to think of it as the Spotify for food. Our goal is to know your taste better than your best friend.”

Mustard’s integration with TikTok highlights and engages the popularity of food discovery among today’s social community. It offers users and influencers the ability to upload their own food related content. With original content, you’re given the opportunity to monetize your creations through revenue share agreements with Mustard’s delivery partners (Caviar, Doordash & GrubHub). Another cool benefit of original content creation is that for every conversion to an order, you can earn rewards in the form of affiliate fees at no extra cost to the restaurant. 

If you’re a food content creator who already has a following, this can help to expand that fanbase. And for natural food pornographers, this could be a great way to share your local restaurant experiences with others. 

Looking to have your foodie dreams realized? You can download Mustard in iOS via the Apple Store. For more information on this innovative approach to hassle-free food discovery, visit www.mustard.love.

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Most Recent iOS Update Finally Brings TACO And BURRITO Emojis

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After months of waiting on the promise of the fabled “taco emoji,” it’s finally here. With the latest iOS 9.1 update, Apple has released 150 new emojis including the long-awaited taco.

Back in June it was announced that the taco emoji had been added to Unicode 8.0. That meant, eventually, it would make its way to operating systems sooner or later.

Great news for those who’d rather send a quick taco emoji than spell out the four-letter word. Hey, Tuesday’s are hectic and we need tacos.

Other new food emojis now include a chili pepper, a block of cheese, popcorn, a hot dog and a BURRITO. We’re beyond stoked about that burrito as well.

Finally.

 

 

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New iPhone App Will Publicly Shame You If You Use Your Phone At Dinner

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When eating dinner, one of our biggest vices is having our phones out on the table. Between taking photos of our food, constantly checking social media, or texting others while we eat, it’s become pretty obvious we’re addicted. Turns out there’s an app that’ll shame you into putting your phone away and will continue to do so until you get into the habit of keeping it away during meals.

Called Dinner Mode, the iOS app allows users to enter an estimated time they’re expected to dine. The app asks users to place their phones face down on the table while they eat. If they manage to make it through the entire meal, they’re congratulated.

However, if they fail to leave the phone untouched, the app will verbally and visually remark on how lousy of an eating companion they’re being.

Yikes. It’s like eating dinner with a parent.

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This App Tells You When Your Groceries Are Expiring

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Sometimes it can be tough keeping track of all the stuff in your fridge. You’ve have no clue when you bought those mangoes and those tomatoes have been hiding in the back of the veggie crisper since last year’s 4th of July party. Either start throwing out the unquestionables, replace that baking soda, or get an app to keep tabs on everything.

Looks like there’s one for the latter. Aptly named “The Fridge,” the new app keeps track of your perishable foods so you’ll have an idea of when they’ll go bad. Provided you don’t mind taking the time to log everything, you can have complete awareness of the freshness of your food. Also, might as well use it as an excuse to clean out your refrigerator while you’re in there.

The Fridge app comes from Steven Masuch of Zanopan Design Corporation and is available to purchase for $1.99 at the iTunes store.

H/T Design Taxi

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Bag It! — This Smart Phone Game Let’s You “Bag Groceries” For Fun

Bag It!, the popular iOS and Android puzzle game application that allows you to experience the fun of bagging groceries, will now be available for a worldwide audience. Hidden Variable Studios, the company that developed the game, is launching custom versions of the game in six different languages (Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian and Spanish) for the holidays.

With more than 50 exciting levels, Bag It! lets you experience the addicting joy that comes from bagging groceries. Yes. Bagging groceries.