Release Date: June 15, 2012
Seller: Farminers Limited
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Link to app
TiP Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
App Store Description:
Dish.fm is the easiest way to find the best dishes at any restaurant. Pulling from friends’ recommendations, user photos and overall dish ratings, Dish.fm makes sure you only order signature dishes worth tasting. With Dish.fm, get the best out of any restaurant.
Share back! When you discover a hidden gem at your favorite eatery, simply snap a photo and share your recommendation with fellow foodies and friends on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
Dish.fm is the perfect app for foodies looking to dish about their latest dish, or searching for their neighborhoods’ food gems..
While there are plenty of food apps designed to wet your palettes, Dish.fm caters to those with specific dishes in mind.
Instead of restaurant reviews, Dish.fm delivers details about the best menu items, urging you to give that dive diner a chance.
The app offers a variety of ways to search for the right dishes. You can browse through what other users are sharing, or you can search for specific menu items, filtering by rating or distance.
At the time of this review, I didn’t have many friends using the app, so my Feed was rather bare. Instead, I browsed Dishes, where I could see what others were eating, and loving. Unfortunately, this wasn’t very successful. Although distance was set to a mile, the app returned dishes being served in Moscow.
Searching for “sushi” within a 5 mile radius returned nothing — although there is a delicious sushi place about 2 miles from me. The app suggested that I try something more general, or expand my radius.
Places, on the other hand, actually returned establishments in my vicinity. However, I would have preferred to search by menu item than restaurant.
The actual review process is pretty fun. You can snap a picture or upload one from your photo gallery. Dish.fm even lets you apply filters and make minor edits, such as cropping. Once you’ve selected your image, you’ll be asked for your location.
If you’ve used the app at this restaurant before, you’ll see the past items you’ve shared. Otherwise, you can add a new one. Dishes can be categorized as starts, main, sides, or desserts. You’ll then be able to write a description, rate it, tag friends, and share it via Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest — a smart option to have for food lovers.
This app might not be for everyone. If you’d rather just snap a photo of your food and get on with the eating, then stick to what you know. However, if you have more evolved tastes, and prefer to document your foodie adventures, definitely check out Dish.fm..