A new direction for Food Genius
It’s been an amazing year for the Food Genius team, from our initial launch to our summer at Excelerate Labs to our current residency at IDEO. None of our progress would have been possible without the support and feedback from our users and members of the food and tech communities. Thank you so much.
The Food Genius mobile app, which we’re shuttering today, was a great opportunity to showcase our rich data resources and better understand how people interact with the food around them. But our mobile app just scratched the surface of the many ways to present and integrate our data into a variety of consumer applications – we were regularly hearing from folks who wanted to use our data in new and innovative ways.
The most important thing that we’ve learned over the past few months is that we excel at acquiring, normalizing, and leveraging detailed data about restaurants, dishes, and how consumers behave when dining out. Rather than try to be the best at solving two problems – acquiring and normalizing all this data and building amazing apps on top of it – we’ve decided to focus on what we’re great at and leave the rest to you.
I’m excited to announce the launch of the Food Genius API. Developers can request access to a best-in-class data resource and build innovative apps beyond anything we’ve dreamed of. You focus on delivering an amazing user experience, we’ll focus on providing you with rich data and awesome personalized suggestions, all with super friendly licensing terms.
Thanks again for all of your support!
founder & CEO
P.S. If you would like an export of your dish ratings and “To Eat” list from the Food Genius app, please email us at email@example.com from the email address connected to your account.