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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Apple Launches New 'Food & Drink' Category on App Store







A few weeks ago, MacStories noted that Apple had told developers that a new Food & Drink category was coming to the App Store.
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"In the next few weeks", applications will be automatically migrated to the new category; currently, the App Store doesn't provide a specific category for these types of apps, which have been typically listed under Lifestyle by their developers. According to Apple, the new category will include "apps that help users cook and bake, mix drinks, manage recipes, find new restaurants and bars, and learn what their friends like to eat and drink". Food & Drink won't include diet, grocery shopping, coupon clipping, or food-related game apps.
The new category is now live in the App Store [Link] and features over 2800 Paid and 4000 Free apps in the iPhone section and over 1200 Paid and 1000 Free apps in the iPad section. Apple has been contacting developers with relevant Food & Drink apps over the past few weeks to prepare for the new category.

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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Now if only instant food delivery were a thing...
I'd so download that app
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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Now if only instant food delivery were a thing...
I'd so download that app
Chuck Norris owns neither microwave nor oven. When he is hungry, he simply shouts "BAKE" to his food, and out of fear, the food instantly catches on fire.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Front page news? This is possibly less important than the bug fix to iPhoto.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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Apple is now our subsistence supplier overlord.

Amazon thinks they can deliver same day.

McMaster-Carr already does and has for years!
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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Perfect, since I have a Food & Drink folder already
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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Phew! I never did consider Chipotle a lifestyle...
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Doughnuttsss!
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:04 PM   #9
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Tons of larger and some local chains have iOS and android apps that you can use to place an order, and even pay with, and add a tip for the driver.

Kinda cool they have their own section now.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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Perfect, since I have a Food & Drink folder already
iOS senses that and sends it to Apple servers and you (and your similar situated users) caused the feature to be added.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:24 PM   #11
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Siri, I would like to get a pizza with mozzarella


get 30% for each pizza ? Just wonder ...
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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iOS senses that and sends it to Apple servers and you (and your similar situated users) caused the feature to be added.
Yikes, my Dirty Sex folder is going to cause a real problem ...
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:28 PM   #13
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This is discussion is making me hungry
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:50 PM   #14
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Just got the Krispi Kream app. NOW I KNEW WHEN THERE ARE HOT DOUGHNUTS SIGN IS ON!!! Score one for the boys back home!
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If I'm an English speaking user using the North American store, why do I constantly have to see apps in Asian languages? It's one of the many many annoying traits of Apple's vaunted App Store.
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yikes, my dirty sex folder is going to cause a real problem ...
But it's going to be great for the rest of us!

I sat at a Mac II ci terminal at a (HMC) university in ~1992-4 and asked my fellow terminal junkies why I could not use the internet to order pizza.

They brought to my attention there was nobody on the other side of the line.

As a land line user at the time I totally got it. If I only knew then what the internet would become . . .

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Those apps don't look appetizing.
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This post reminded me that I am hungry.
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Wow MacRumors, you're not just fishing for stories today to put on the front page, you're literally scuba diving.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:29 PM   #20
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This is *not* news
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:49 PM   #21
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A Food & Drink app using a Koala as a mascot makes me a little uneasy.
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Front page news? This is possibly less important than the bug fix to iPhoto.

I, for one, have been losing sleep over this for months. This is EXCELLENT, life-alter news!
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:52 PM   #23
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I usually hate when people say, "This is front page news?!", but I think this is definitely not front page worthy.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:56 PM   #24
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If I'm an English speaking user using the North American store, why do I constantly have to see apps in Asian languages? It's one of the many many annoying traits of Apple's vaunted App Store.
Pretty sure there are Asian people in North America too, so...

If you could filter App Store results based on a default language preference that might be cool, but if so, I'd prefer that feature to be optional as I regularly search for Japanese and Korean apps, even though I am a native English speaking Australian.
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This is *not* news
So you haven't posted anything since February and decided to post this comment today that adds nothing to the thread other than random zeros and one's to the hard drive on the server that hosts this website?

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