Saturday, February 27, 2010

iPhone Apps for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

*Update* Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Locator has been renamed "TV Diner." Click here for more information.

So far, I've found three different iPhone Apps for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I wish I could review them, but I don't have an iPhone! So instead, I'll just list what I know and let you, the iPhone readers (iReaders?), check them out for yourselves.

At the time of this writing, there have been some 315 restaurants featured on the show, with another 50 or so locations that have been filmed but not yet aired. That's a lot of information to track! Especially in the restaurant business - some locations have closed (either temporarily or permanently), at least one has moved, some have opened new locations with their new-found increase in business and several have changed management and/or ownership since Guy Fieri was there.

I think iPhone App customers will be looking for ease of use, accuracy of information and quantity of information such as the inclusion of menus, recipes, video, pictures, etc.

As far as I can tell, Rick over at Flavor Town, USA was the first to develop an iPhone Application for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. *Upgraded Flavortown software for iPhone on iTunes*

If you're going to be traveling around doing Road Trips to all these great places, you're going to need a travel companion to show you where all of the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives locations are. -

Flavor Town, USA is an easy-to-use website with very current information. Rick and I have worked together several times to ensure what we post is accurate. To purchase Flavor Town, USA from iTunes, click here.

The next one I heard about is Triple D App, the unofficial companion to the hit Food Network show "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri.

We've created the single biggest and most complete (and up to date) collection on the Internet. Catch up on any missed episodes of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives right here or on your iPhone or Android mobile phone! -

Triple D App is designed and maintained by Kokopelli Software LLC. I've been in touch with these developers too. They upload new locations within a day or two of the premiere air date and episode video and restaurant menus when available. To purchase Triple D App from iTunes, click here.

The most recent addition to the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives iPhone App store is from MapMuse.

If you're looking for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives -- Guy Fieri locations in your area you've come to the right place. Our Diners, Drive-ins and Dives -- Guy Fieri map and directory currently have 308 Diners, Drive-ins and Dives -- Guy Fieri locations and if you know of one that's missing you can always add it. While you're here, be sure to check out our related locator categories like Restaurants! -

According to the information I have been able to collect, MapMuse is still missing a few locations; most likely because the addresses listed on do not coincide with current mapping software. But we too have been in touch, and MapMuse is researching their database of information and will update their app with new locations within a week or two of their air dates. *Update* - Map Muse is current up to 6/2010 ~D.

To purchase the (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Locator has been renamed) "TV Diner" on iTunes, click here.

Interested in more Food Network apps? Check out this video from iphonedemos. If you're a Food Network Junkie, then the Food Network Nighttime App is for you. Catch up with your favorite nighttime shows on your iPhone, or iPod touch. Select from the show you want to watch. Pick from a list of clips from that series, and be careful not to drool while you watch. Along the bottom you have other features of the app. You can browse photos from different Food Network series, or search through the recipes section to find something to cook for dinner. Even more convenient, tap the On TV feature, and a Current daily schedule will help you plan what you want to watch. See what's cooking with the Food Network App.

The Food Network Nighttime App does not have a map function.

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YouTube user has Triple D vid's covered

1 comment:

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