What’s “the haps” with apps?
I love that the word “app” is short for both appetizers and applications. It is also analogous to the mission of this blog, Food + Tech Connect. An appetizer is often on a small plate just as an application is on an small screen. Hopefully you can use applications to make or find delicious appetizers.
What Makes A Good App?
A good app is well designed, has ease of functionality, and most importantly, yields a solution to a problem or gives an answer to a question. Since Thanksgiving, “the Superbowl of cooking” is this week, I want to give you a few options especially you are new to using apps.
Three Good Apps for Thanksgiving
1) Epicurious: Epicurious is great because it includes recipes from both Bon Appetit and Gourmet. Plus it is available for free on Android, iPhone and iPad. It creates and aggregates a shopping list for all the recipes you save. I especially like the Voice Search function. I spoke the word “cranberry” and it returned 526 recipes.
2) CHOW: Chow.com has created anapp just for Thanksgiving, The Thanksgiving Coach . It has only nine recipes and straight forward instructions and guidance on cooking times. Timing is everything on Thanksgiving, so this simple app may be help. Available on iPhone.
3) Food Network: Food Network newly released app, In the Kitchen which is available on iPhone and iPad, is a good one to look at the day after Thanksgiving. There are tasty ideas of what to do with the leftovers. This app is $1.99.