Apple Launches New 'Food & Drink' Category on App Store

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    A few weeks ago, MacStories noted that Apple had told developers that a new Food & Drink category was coming to the App Store.
    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.

    Article Link: Apple Launches New 'Food & Drink' Category on App Store
     
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    Now if only instant food delivery were a thing...
    I'd so download that app
     
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    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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    Front page news? This is possibly less important than the bug fix to iPhoto.
     
  5. Rocketman, Jul 12, 2012
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    Apple is now our subsistence supplier overlord. :D

    Amazon thinks they can deliver same day.

    McMaster-Carr already does and has for years!
     
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    Perfect, since I have a Food & Drink folder already :)
     
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    Phew! I never did consider Chipotle a lifestyle...
     
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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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    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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    Siri, I would like to get a pizza with mozzarella


    :apple: get 30% for each pizza ? Just wonder ... :D
     
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    Yikes, my Dirty Sex folder is going to cause a real problem ...
     
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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.
     
  16. Rocketman, Jul 12, 2012
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    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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    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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    A Food & Drink app using a Koala as a mascot makes me a little uneasy.
     
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    I, for one, have been losing sleep over this for months. This is EXCELLENT, life-alter news!
     
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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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    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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    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?

    :rolleyes:
     

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