To say that food journaling is quite popular is such an understatement. Whether it’s that flambéed chicken you’ve always wanted to perfect, those ridiculously huge bacon cheeseburgers at your last potluck at work, or that decadent dark chocolate fountain at your best friend’s wedding reception, all of it will be found online tagged “food porn” for everyone to see. However, the problem here is that your photos could easily get lost along with other food photos on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterests. Social media app Burpple is aiming to cater to this as a social journal for foodies.
If you’ve been food journaling (or have ever shared any kind of photo online) then Burpple will come as an easy-to-understand addition to your online media sharing apps. You know the drill: take a pic of any gastronomic delight that’ll slide down your gullet, and then upload it online for all the Internet to drool over.
Photos can be tagged with specific details like the type of food, as well as the name of the joint where you ordered it, and just when you nommed it down. These can also be cross posted to Facebook or Twitter.
These photos can be organized in different albums (or boxes) in any way you want. For instance, you can have a box dedicated to caramel-based desserts, one just for different kinds of pasta, or maybe even a box that features cupcakes from different bakeshops. This system, akin to Pinterest’s boards, is pretty nifty as it lets you manage and curate your photos, and recall the food you’ve had at a specific time and place. And it really helps that Burpple’s user interface is very intuitive
Aside from documenting your food, the app has a social network built in the background, as you may expect from anything with “social” in its nomen. Naturally, you’d be able to follow other users, and share with them your photos, and view their own. Should you find an interesting dish someone else posted, you can leave a comment on it, or save (aka Reburp) it into one of your own boxes.
From here, you can find recommendations, discover new dishes and restaurants, get ideas of what to serve in your home parties, and even track down your eating habits. As of writing, the food app is only available for iOs devices though we should expect an Android version soon.