Food-truck season is just around the corner. One of the best things about food trucks is also the worst: They're mobile. This is no problem if you're at, say, Food Truck Friday or Citygarden on a Friday afternoon. Almost any other time, it can be hard to track your favorite food on-the-go. Show Me Food Trucks follows the restaurants on Twitter and analyzes location data, but it is difficult to use on your phone. Enter STL Food Trucks.
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App developer Erik Wolfe created STL Food Trucks after he had trouble using the site Show Me Food Trucks, which tracks food trucks in the area. Wolfe contacted the owners of the site and got their blessing for the app, which utilizes data from Show Me Food Trucks.
"Even with my phone in my pocket, it wasn't quick enough -- I had to walk back to the office," Wolfe says. "I should [be able to] pop it open and see that someone is .6 miles away, that's walking distance."
Wolfe says the next step is upgrading features -- he stresses that STL Food Trucks is very much in v.1 right now. He would like to add features like push notifications, and have a dialogue with food-truck owners so that the app can include things like menus and ways to contact the trucks. Right now, it's only available on Android but Wolfe promises an iOS version is coming soon. You can download STL Food Trucks here.
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