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Friday Food News: Mobile Foodie Apps


Here at Momtrends, our smartphones are necessity. Whether it's answering email on the go, planning a grocery list, or entertaining our kids while we wait, we just might have an app for that! On my phone, this includes a full page of just food-related apps, so I'm excited to discover some new food apps!


First up is an app to help with the grocery store shopping. Do you ever wonder where, when and how your food is grown? HarvestMark Food Traceability from YottaMark, Inc is the industry'??s leading traceability solution featured on more than 3 billion fresh food items to date, from more than 3,000 farms and growers from Canada to Argentina, featuring a number of helpful sections, including:

  • Food Safety Notification: Customers can rely on this feature to receive updates on a food'??s safety status to provide an immediate line of communication to the shopper in the event of a recall
  • Trace Food: To trace food, shoppers simply download the free HarvestMark App for iPhone, look for the 16-digit HarvestMark code on participating fruit, vegetable and poultry brands, and scan or type the code to instantly retrieve harvest information specific to the package of food they'??re holding
  • '??Talk to the Farmer'?: Shoppers can ask questions and give feedback to the people who grow and sell their food using this feature, which connects them with the source of their food

HarvestMark Food Traceability is available for free download at the Apple iTunes store for the iPhone.

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The next two apps are a partnership between MyCityWay and BiteHunter. The joining of the apps will allow users to locate top dining deals from BiteHunter within MyCityWay'??s urban city guide so foodies, tourists and locals can explore conveniently in real-time. Whether you'??re traveling or in the heart of your own local city, the apps make it possible to roam and find a great meal for cheap. Users can share tips on activities, hot spots and restaurants with each other, as well as create '??best of'? lists to share with users and, as of today, foodies can find the top local deals for each market thanks to BiteHunter'??s thousands of sources.

Winner of the 2009 NYC Big Apps Competition '?? both apps are available in the App Store here and here as well as in the Android Market, and on Blackberry App World.

Shannon is a Canadian mom to her two little Texans, now living in Colorado, and the author of
'?? '?? What'??s for Lunch at Our House,'? her
blog detailing the adventures of feeding her children.

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