Find Me Food!: iPhone Written App Review
Find Me Food! works off a very basic concept, that sometimes you don’t know where the closest Taco Bell (or Burger King, Baja Fresh, etc.) is, or if you can afford to eat at local restaurants. Luckily Find Me Food! interfaces directly with your iPhone’s GPS for customizable searches. Find out what’s close and what’s on the menu without leaving the app. Now that’s fast food.
The search results are pretty thorough. Initially you’ll see a list of possible locations within the number of miles and with meals under the price you entered. Tap any restaurant name to view locations and a cool menu interface that lets you see approximately how much you’ll be spending.
Unfortunately the menu estimates on a few of the searches we did were completely incorrect, by a couple of bucks at least, even with the sales tax feature turned on. So that part of the app could definitely use some updating. Otherwise it’s a sweet app. It’s even easy to get directions right from maps with just a touch of a button.
Layout & Design:
There’s nothing flashy or special about the Find Me Food! iPhone app’s design. Maybe the developers didn’t want to gum up the works with busy graphics? We aren’t the nicest people in the world when we’re hungry. Still, it seems like they could have done a little something with the app instead of just using standard iOS headers and colors.
A simple UI means Find Me Food! is super easy to use, so that’s a plus. There are some limitations in how many miles you can search (25) at a time, but that’s because the whole point of the app is local searching. So don’t use the app to plan what you’ll be eating on a road trip, but do use it to find a good burger in a new town.
Find Me Food! is a good app with some potential to save you time and effort. We do suggest checking it out, especially if you spend a lot of time in new towns. At just $.99 it won’t break the bank, and it may even save you some green.
Find Me Food! iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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