Food Guide for iPhone - Multilingual European Culinary App Hits U.S.

February 8, 2010 in Lifestyle (E)

[] Cologne, Germany - Announcing that ditter.projektagentur GmbH, the developers of Food Guide, today released an App for those interested in European foods. The application is a unique blend of European food product information, consumer report and translation assistance. Food Guide, designed by a publisher and food journalist, contains approximately 1,500 different foods in eighteen categories and three languages, making it a handy reference for use in any country.

The Food Guide app has proven a labor of love for the developers, publisher Michael Ditter and renowned German food editor, Ingeborg Pils. As world travelers with an interest in unusual and rare European food products, it only seemed natural to share their passion and findings with other foodies via the iPhone, especially since most items can be found worldwide in restaurants and import stores. That means that the app is as useful to North Americans as it is to Europeans.

Together, Ditter and Pils spent nine long, hard months researching and assembling content and photos for translation. Says Ditter, "Ingeborg Pils did tons of research and wrote the text, which was edited then translated in preparation of the final product. We made about two thousand new product photos for the app, as well."

All their hard work paid off. The app was released in late October of 2009. In December of the same year, just two months after the launch, Food Guide achieved the status of Number One App in the Lifestyle category and placed twenty six of all apps in the Apple store in Germany. It was also featured in the Apple's "What's Hot" spotlight.

Food Guide is not a cooking app. Rather, it is a consumer guide which provides extensive information and review on gourmet European food products. There are nearly four hundred very detailed entries for various cheeses, alone. Everything is organized into eighteen chapters, which can be searched easily by users. All of the products have at least one beautiful photo and a star rating, indicating the enjoyment level of the product by Europeans. Five stars is an excellent score; one star suggests that a user may want to avoid that item.

Of course, one of the most unique features of the Food Guide app needs to be mentioned and that is the multilingualism. Products names are listed in five languages and described in three languages - English, German and Spanish. This lends an incredibly helpful versatility to the application, allowing users to travel in foreign lands and still be able to understand what they're ordering and eating. It's also very useful in North America, where European food products can be found in restaurants and stores that sell imported foods. As the app even covers ingredients, avid cooks can find unusual herbs and spices for their own culinary creations.

Food Guide Features:
* Extremely attractive, easy to use interface
* Multilingual Dictionary with approximately 1,500 European food products and ingredients
* Translation assistance for English, German and Spanish
* Products names are listed in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian
* Scientific names included in descriptions
* Offers product knowledge and consumer reports
* App has 18 comprehensive chapters
* Shows 1-5 star rating of enjoyment level
* Versatile search functions
* Runs offline after app is downloaded
* Created and prepared by experts in the field
* Lite version with 100 entries is available for free
* 'Favorites' feature lets you earmark products that you want to return to
* Ideal for anyone who likes eating, cooking, trying new foods at home, in a restaurant or while traveling and for those in the food industry

There is no other application like Food Guide. It is a unique first, offering European food product details, consumer reviews and ratings, all in three different languages. The app is a must have for all hard core 'foodies' and those who are looking to expand their culinary horizons.

Device Requirements:
iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Food Guide 1.1 is only $3.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.

ditter.projektagentur GmbH is a high quality producer of multimedia material. They create, prepare and market digital products, overseeing them from initial concept through to the final outcome. Working for large publishing houses and industrial companies since 2001, ditter.projektagentur GmbH focuses primarily on culinary arts, cultural history, art and photography. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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