Food apps are a huge part of any app store. You can find restaurants with Yelp, share photos with Foodspotting, check the sustainability of your fish with Seafood Watch, read any of a million cookbooks--but we wondered what the experts do with their phones. So we asked six food experts--including chef Wylie Dufresne of wd~50 and the bar manager of the most exciting, cutting-edge cocktail bar in New York--what food-related apps grace their phones.
Our friends over at Field & Stream have a newish iPhone app that we'll totally use, provided we're still fishing in the coming world of genetically modified salmon and robotic fish. It turns your pictures of your catch into a sort of journal, with time, date, weather conditions, and location, plus added info like type and size of fish, type and color of lure, and more, which you can then share with your fishing friends or just use it to brag to those stuck in office buildings. Now Field & Stream is running a contest--the best photo gets in the magazine, and the winner gets some nice Columbia gear. Read more here.
Amid all the excitement about the new Mars rover, some people (not us) might forget there's a functional one up there already, still driving around craters and snapping new photos. So why not take advantage of it? A new app delivers Mars photos straight from the Opportunity rover's most recent downlink to your smartphone.
Running around a city trying to find a public bathroom/Starbucks/secluded alley is one of those moments that's an urban dweller's nightmare, and one that's guaranteed to happen several dozen times in real life. (Here we should add that New York, PopSci's hometown, is among the worst of the offenders.) Cloo (technically, "CLOO'", but, you know, we're not calling it that) is a new app for iOS that tries to solve that problem by connecting those in need with friends or friends of friends that are willing to supply their bathrooms--for a price.