With the Neighborhood Guides series, our talented, hungry, and adventurous roster of Good. Food. Stories. contributors have been covering the best things to eat across America and around the world since this site was founded a little more than three years ago. But we live our lives on the go and we need real-time recommendations, so now it’s time to take it to the next level.
The love child of Foodspotting and Instagram, Capture is a brand-new free app that personalizes the way you interact with your favorite food sites (and other media too, but let’s face it—we love to take pictures of our food. And cats.)
I’ll use the app to send out requests like “what are you eating for breakfast?” or “what’s your favorite burger in your town?” Snap a pic to answer my question. Your photos and comments—including voice captions, which are pretty cool—will be collated into slideshows, photo galleries, and RSS feeds, so I’ll eventually be able to build a set of real-time, updated Neighborhood Guides and recommendations for Good. Food. Stories. readers. Eating your way through the entire ice cream lineup at Bi-Rite Creamery? Found the best hoagie in Philadelphia? Now you’ll be able to tell GFS Nation.
Capture is only available for iPhone (and iPad) users right now, but like Foodspotting and Instagram, it’ll be spreading to Android and Windows Phone soon. Promise.
Here’s how to get started:
- Click and download the free Capture App on your iPhone or iPad.
- Open the app to see all requests, including those from Good. Food. Stories. (look for the signature GFS logo!
- Click on the request and click the “Capture It!” button snap a shot of your favorite burger, fried chicken, cocktail, restaurant, or whatever the request asks for. Type in descriptions or add voice notes—don’t forget to tell me where and what you’re eating so we can share it with the world!
- Click on the submission gallery button on the lower left of each request to see your photo along with pics from other hungry (and observant) people.
Keep checking Capture to see additional requests from Good. Food. Stories. and other food sites with more opportunities to share photos. As you and other users help the photo galleries grow, Good. Food. Stories. will feature new slideshows and posts with updated recommendations for restaurants and dishes in your favorite cities.
Don’t worry—we’ll still have the full Neighborhood Guide features you know and love from your favorite contributors. But I’m looking forward to seeing how we can interact in a new way and share our new discoveries (as well as our longtime dependable places and dishes) with each other. Got a request you want to see? Any other thoughts or suggestions? Email me and we’ll make it happen.