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Locavore 1.0 is now available!

Purchase Locavore at the iTunes Store

My Locavore app is now available in iTunes

I sent this out to a few friends with high places this morning… follow @enjoy_locavore for some promo codes and news in the future.

I know it’s a big iPhone news day (I’m very excited myself), but in addition to all the 3.0 news, I’m happy today to launch Locavore, a powerful yet simple application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows users to find the freshest, most sustainable fruits and vegetables no matter where they are in the United States.

Utilizing built-in GPS and location awareness, Locavore finds a fresh food enthusiast’s location and then shows them what foods are currently in season locally, and what is coming in season soon. Getting this information quickly (especially while at the market and trying to decide what to buy) means that one can get the freshest, tastiest, and most healthy foods available any time of the year.

Locavore finds information about nearby farmers’ markets and food availability data from a collaboration of partners such as LocalHarvest.org, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and others to give users a real-time look at what’s available to them and where to get it. This data will continue to improve and be updated over time.

The application also connects users to recipes from Epicurious and links to Wikipedia through a simple to use and intuitive interface. It features 234 well-known and more obscure fruits and vegetables with beautiful full-color images of each, in case a user momentarily forgets what an aprium or a rambutan looks like.

Locavore is available now at the iTunes App store for $2.99 for the first thousand customers. Coming up in the next update: integration with Facebook Connect to turn the appreciation and knowledge of local food into more of a social, collaborative, effort.

Sincerely,
Buster McLeod

Purchase Locavore at the iTunes Store

Questions, etc, you can email me at locavore@enjoymentland.com

About us:

Buster McLeod is a co-founder of the Robot Co-op, maker of 43things.com, 43places.com and others. He was also the co-founder of Seattle-based art gallery and bar, McLeod Residence. Now he is interested in building small, useful apps for the iPhone that make life a little healthier and more interesting.

Matt Hickey knows tech. He also knows that in the current age of iPhones, Facebook, and everything connected in real time that it’s important that it’s accessible to everyone. His design sense aims to that: Simple is better. You’ll find that theme throughout the Locavore application.

55 Responses to “Locavore 1.0 is now available!”

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  24. Going to check out the new iPhone app Locovore 1.0 provides info about nearby farmers’ markets & food availability http://tinyurl.com/dbct27

  25. Awesome! We’ll get a blog post up about it this week. Hopefully all the Slow Foodies will try it out!

  26. Hi Sheila, oh, this news just made my whole week! Very excited to have been able to contribute to something the Slow Foodies might be interested in.

  27. Anyone use the Locavore app for the iPhone? http://is.gd/nLKt

  28. Do you like finding Farmer’s Markets to shop from like I do? There’s now an iPhone app to help you find them :) http://is.gd/nLKt

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