It's not rude to Burpple during meals

Free new iOS app is meant to be an Instagram of sorts, only for food. Users document their meals by uploading photos with information such as place, type, and time.

Jacqueline Seng/CNET Asia,Screenshot by Burpple

Do you upload mouthwatering pictures on Instagram, where they then get lost in millions of similar photos tagged "#foodporn"?

Here's some food for thought: You may be better off "Burppling." The Singapore-based creators of the iOS app Burpple intend it to be a social food journal -- an Instagram of sorts, only for food.


It seems to have the potential to be as popular as Instagram, even though it was only launched in 39 countries, including the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia, on May 8. The creators claim that "during the few weeks of open beta [in Singapore], Burpple saw similar early-stage user activity" as Instagram.

A portmanteau of "burp" and "people," Burpple is all about connecting food and people. Users document their meals by uploading photos with information such as place, type, and time. Food moments can be classified into "boxes," which are really customizable tags (this writer would have a box catered solely to potato chips).

Burpple is only available on iOS and is available as a free download from the App Store. In an e-mail to CNET Asia, Burpple co-founder Elisha Ong said, "Android and other platforms are definitely in the pipeline, but we'd like to focus and nail it on iOS first."

We haven't heard of any similar social food apps -- Evernote Food seems to come pretty close but lacks the ability to build a social network. So just be careful that you don't get hooked and end up being mocked in a parody of food chroniclers.

Do you have a favorite food app? Share it with us in the comments section below.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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