Foodspotting shutting down


Popular foodie app Foodspotting has rather abruptly announced that it will be shutting down entirely early next month. The plans were announced on the company’s website and in a “version 6.0” update to the Foodspotting app, which included release notes saying “All good things must come to an end – even Foodspotting” and pointing users to the company’s web site for more information.

Foodspotting had a strong start when it launched a few years ago, but floundered somewhat after being acquired by OpenTable in 2013. While the social network remained active, the iOS app saw its last update in early 2014, and the platform gradually grew more stagnant. Notably, Foodspotting was also one of eight social media platforms named in a 2012 class-action lawsuit over uploading users’ personal contact information without their consent, a case that reached a settlement in 2017.

For its part, Foodspotting has simply noted on its website that it has chosen to “discontinue the Foodspotting app and website in early May,” providing an option for users to download any content that they would like to keep before that time. No further details have been provided on the demise of the service.

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Jesse Hollington

Jesse Hollington was a Senior Editor at iLounge. He's written about Apple technology for nearly a decade and had been covering the industry since the early days of iLounge. In his role at iLounge, he provided daily news coverage, wrote and edited features and reviews, and was responsible for the overall quality of the site's content.