05 Dec, 2013

Street food at your fingertips with new Street Eats app

Food lovers can now track down their favourite mobile food vendor with the new Adelaide Street Eats App.

The App has been created to promote Adelaide’s blossoming street food culture and also assist punters in identifying where, when and for how much they can source their favourite food from a mobile vendor.

The App has been developed by Adelaide design business Freerange Future.

Nick Crowther, Freerange Future’s Managing Director said, “We spent quite a lot of time thinking about how communities can form around apps, and how apps can create an ongoing buzz, especially utilising location and notifications.

“When City of Adelaide asked us to work with them on an app for the Mobile Food Vendors program we could see straight away this was a really exciting opportunity to add something useful and fun to an already great initiative.

“Collaborating closely with the ACC team we've created an app that is both a great promotional tool for vendors and a constantly updating directory for the mobile food lovers of Adelaide.”

The Adelaide Street Eats app is intuitive, informative and fun to use. It uses a range of functionality including search, push notifications, mapping and social sharing to allow for communication between vendors, punters, app management and app developers.

City of Adelaidelor Houssam Abiad said that the food van movement has continued to grow in popularity since it was first trialled throughout the city.

“Mobile food vendors provide different and exciting food experiences on city streets, and brighten up underused spaces, squares, Park Lands and laneways. They also bring colour and buzz to the city and have proved to be very popular.

“This App will help people find out where they are at any given time, and will also help us keep track of where the vendors are operating so we can also look after the interests of any nearby fixed businesses,” Houssam said.

The App will provide:

  • A full list of mobile food vendors in Adelaide including images, menu items and social media links
  • A map of food vendors around the city
  • A calendar of upcoming trading spots by vendor
  • Profiles of individual vendors that display latest tweet or check-ins and indicate trading status.

The App will be launched on Friday 6 December at Hindmarsh Square from 12pm. Some of Adelaide’s most loved mobile food vendors including Sneaky Pickle, Delectaballs , La Chiva, Veggie Velo, The Little Cake Tin and Gan’s Taiwanese Chicken Nuggets will be there to help celebrate the launch. The FREE app will be available to download for both iPhone and Android from Friday.