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  1. I think there's interest from former Evernote Food users in photo journaling their meals, as opposed to sharing or the more social media-centric approach of other apps. Seems like SALT is more in the latter category. Where are the notes and photos stored, on the device or on your servers? How much data can each user upload and expect to have stored up there indefinitely? The other problem with a lot of apps. is that they're startups and often they go out of business so any data you accumulate can disappear if the startup doesn't make it. A lot of Evernote competitors have had this fate. Evernote itself could face this someday, though they've been around long enough that you have more confidence in their long-term viability than other startups. I think one useful feature would be to use the Evernote APIs to upload the meals to an Evernote account but I'm sure other apps. want users to set up accounts with them, not some other company.
  2. Hmm, it prompts me to turn on Always Location tracking, not just when using the app. And requires signing in. Does it automatically upload photos against the reviews for the restaurants? I guess that would be the only way to store the data somehow. And comments are key so maybe just as well using regular Evernote app.
  3. Can you insert tables and do editing from the mobile apps or only from the desktop? One annoying thing is that snap dish notes can't be edited.
  4. Fired? Do you have a link? Well it is a startup and has been for awhile. It survived other startup competitors in the same space, such as Springpad. It may be in a battle though against OneNote and especially if Google really pushes it's Keep product, which is only for Android now. I can see it being tough for them to monetize Food. He'll I'm not even sure how they monetize the main product. They up sell premium accounts but most people can get by with the free basic accounts. And if ey need a lot of storage, there's drop box and others.
  5. Food kept crashing when I took a pic since I updated my iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 9. So I've used regular Evernote, to take pics without filters, no captions or meal notes, manually enter restaurant info. Just not the same. Probably will stop logging meals.
  6. So you have to wonder about why they're ending Food. It can't be because it uses more data, because the more data people use, the more likely they're going to upgrade to a paying account instead of the free Basic account. Maybe they didn't want to keep paying engineer(s) to maintain the code, with iOS changing all the time. Or maybe it costs money for the restaurant locator thing and they didn't really want to pay it. Evernote app. doesn't give you the photo filters that Food has nor the option to not save photos taken within the app. to not be added to your photo roll, so you have to go and manually delete the redundant photos. After looking at other apps, it seems like people shoot photos of foods mostly for social networking. Since Food was never about that, it was unique and probably not a widespread activity, just saving photos about restaurant meals, vs. food logging in general (mostly for dietary/health reasons if not sharing on social networks). I guess the fad pretty much dies with Food going away. I'm going to try a couple of other apps. but they're from unknown services, like Flava. You could upload a bunch of photos to it and have it disappear. There are complains in the reviews of the app. about being unable to connect to it any more. Maybe OneNote or Google Photos are other possibilities but they obviously don't give you a nice format for recording restaurant meals either. But in fact, those services are likely to be around more than Evernote Or more accurately, the companies will be around, since Google has a habit of killing products after awhile.
  7. Evernote's business model is to upsell premium services which cost more. But mostly these services are greater storage. Maybe they can do an in-app purchase in Evernote to offer the Food template, including the filters and the restaurant locator, for a nominal fee, like $5. They are pretty generous with the storage though, because I have tons of notes in EN and I've never been close to coming up with the limit for the free or EN Basic accounts. Maybe that will change. But they should have always offered the features of these satellite apps. as upgrades that you had to pay for, rather than offering them all free and hoping people need more data from their use so then people will pay for the premium accounts.
  8. One other app, Snapdish, supposedly offers to post to Evernote. So it could be a workaround, though it doesn't seem to have a restaurant locator.
  9. Hmm, Flava looks interesting but they charge quite a bit for storage, like $10 for a gigabyte (at least on iOS App Store), though that should cover plenty of meals. Also see something called Meal Logger for iOS but it doesn't have purchase options for storage. I would think though that if people upload a lot of photos and it eats up storage, they will put a stop or go out of business. It might be possible to use Evernote to take pics and upload meals but no built-in restaurant identification and no filters for the photos. I always like using the boost filter. Photo journaling of restaurant meals is fairly widespread. So what else are people using? Probably Facebook and Instagram and other social networking apps. just to have some pics of dishes on their timelines as opposed to saving meals? Problem with FB and Instagram, which I haven't used, is that once your timeline scrolls past, you can't go back and see those older pics right?
  10. So will Evernote Food just stop working at some point? I can understand not releasing new versions (though with new OS updates and changes to the Evernote backend, it may break too) but will they actually block Meals from syncing with your Evernote account? Or not allow the app. to connect at all?
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