Forkly is of course a food based mobile app. It’s the brain child of Brightkite alumni Brady Becker and Martin May, so they went into Forkly seasoned startup founders. Back in September 2010 Becker and May left Brightkite. As TechCrunch reported at the time they left a farewell note at Brightkite and rumors started surfacing that they were starting something called Forkly.
Forkly was in stealth mode. Back then there was just a splash page that said “We are Forkly”.
A year later Forkly was revealed. Forkly was a food and restaurant discovery engine of sorts. By the time Forkly launched last summer the food recommendation app space was filling up. The two most well known competitors are FoodSpotting and Nosh. Foodspotting is more visual while Nosh uses both ratings and photos. Forkly does both.
Some tech pundits weren’t too sure about Forkly. Becker and May were experienced at startups but Brightkite, a location based discovery app, was a little too early on the scene. The fear with Forkly was that it may have been too late. That didn’t prove to be the case.
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Although their number of users hasn’t been disclosed publicly it’s in the millions. They’re big enough that they were included in a group, along with 33 other iOS app developers, that were contacted by the House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Fred Upton. The committee asked all 34 developers about how they handle user data. Becker and May posted their answers to the questionnaire on the Forkly blog here.
Forkly is now on version 2.0.6 which added camera+ which gives users the ability to use filters on their photos uploaded to the Forkly network. The other big announcement in version 2.0.6 was integration with Open Table. Now you can make reservations directly from the Forkly app.
There’s been no mention of funding of any kind however it looks like Forkly is giving Foodspotting and Nosh a run for it’s money.
Have you tried Forkly, if not find out more about it here at their website fork.ly
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