Tweat.it for Android is Has Arrived
Many of you have emailed us requesting Tweat.it for Android and we’ve listened. We also have a free iPhone app and have now leveled the playing field with a free Android app. You can find food trucks on the go no matter what your mobile affiliation is!
Rather than simply clone the iPhone app for your Android phone, we designed for Android from the ground up. Our app feels natural and takes advantage of everything the Android platform has to offer so there are a few new features that you don’t see on the iPhone!
When you launch the app you’ll see all the food trucks, their location and your own:
You can scroll through a list of the Twitter stream sorted by location tweets and all tweets:
Like in the iPhone app you can click on any food truck vendor’s icon and see their latest location-tweet:
A new view we added in the Android app is a vendor detail screen, which means - you can click on the vendor’s location tweet (above) and see a full screen of the vendor’s latest tweets (below).
On this screen you’ll notice our new features, street view and directions/navigation:
The street view allows you to see just that:
And the navigation features allows you to navigate to a food truck in any form (car, public transit, bicycle or walking) from your current location (or any address):
We hope to make your food truck finding easier and more delightful. Download the new Android app today! http://tweat.it/mobile
Tweat.It is the coolest thing we have ever seen.
In an article about iPhone apps for frugal foodies: http://mashable.com/2012/01/16/iphone-apps-cheap-food/
Save the food trucks.
I’m pretty upset I don’t have any plans today to properly celebrate National Lobster Day.
Pictured: Luke’s Lobster
If you want to celebrate National Lobster Day you can celebrate with a lobster roll from one of the trucks below. Check the map to see where you are in reference to them! http://tweat.it
- Red Hook Lobster: Varick & King
- Luke’s Lobster: 55th between 6th & 7th
Food Truck Jobs: Sell Gelato!
Central Park Cart Selling Gelato: Serve gelato, make cappuccinos hot drinks cold drinks, pastry, ring people up, cashier duties, setting up the truck and cleaning the truck.
- Mobile Food Vendors License
- At least two years of experience working as a cashier/server on a food cart
- Paid training will be provided before the cart opens. Training will take place at one of the company’s retail locations.
Send inquires here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Whoopie Pies Next Week!
From @SweeterNYC: Next week is Internet Week and to help celebrate the occasion we have teamed up with Yahoo! Studios to give away thousands of specially created purple blackberry whoopie pies! Stop by the Metropolitan Pavilion at 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue starting Monday, June 6th through Wednesday, June 8th to pick up one of these delicious goodies, and a chance to meet and have your photo taken with some of the Yahoo! Studio show hosts.
You can also score a chance to win other free treats compliments of Yahoo! Studios by following the truck to special locations throughout the city. Each day the first 100 customers will be given a special treat.
Track @SweeteryNYC’s locations next week to get in on a free whoopie pie! http://tweat.it
Did you know that sometimes vendors will tweet multiple locations or tweet a location that they’re in now and a location they will be in later in the day - in the same tweet?
Here’s an example of the latter. @KEVINSLUSH tweets:
KELVINSLUSH On 23rd and Park until 6 tonight and then on 14 bet. 3rd and Irving. Tell us your holiday wknd plans and get a L for price of a M.
This puts @KEVINSLUSH in two places on the map. Nobody else is mapping real-time, and we’re already mapping the future! So always check the markers before heading out!