Foodspotting Acquires Food Social Network Eat.ly

Posted Dec 20, 2010

Foodspotting is a community where people take pictures of food and share it with others. Foodspotting recently announced that they will be acquiring a competitor called Eat.ly. The financial details of the acquisition are unknown.

“With a best-in-class iPhone app, awesome integration with the Foursquare API and a number of other exciting moves ahead, Foodspotting will be a great place for the Eat.ly community,” wrote Eat.ly. Eat.ly was founded by several current Foursquare employees. Eat.ly can be best described as a “Flickr for food.”

When sharing the food that you eat, users can rate how healthy it is on a scale of 1-100. Foodspotting currently has a user base of about 500,000 people. Foodspotting recently raised $750,000 in funding and has partnerships with Zagat and The Travel Channel.

[TechCrunch]