Forkly 2.4 takes you beyond the dishes: share your excitement and praise for a venue with the new ability to Love favorite places and to tell friends why. More details on this below.
We’ve also added Verified Tastes (more info here), to confirm that tastes match where they were posted (to catch those pesky cheaters!). Plus, those of you who’ve had trouble with your Facebook login recently will be excited to hear that the issue has been fixed. Happy posting!
Here’s the official list of updates:
✓ Ability to “Love” a Place
✓ Verified Tastes
✓ Shiny new interface on the Rate Tab
✓ Addressed a Facebook login issue
✓ Bug fixes & speed enhancements
More details below…
Loved places appear on your profile and are sorted by their proximity to you. So, your local favorites will show up but your vacation and work travel eats will too, making your recommendations visible from one city, state, and country to the next.
A place will automatically appear in your “Loved Places” list if you loved more than five dishes at a location–you can edit this list at any time by tapping on the venue page and tapping “Love this place” or tapping it to remove it.
Finally, you can tell Forkly friends why you love a place. Best margarita in town? Love the fries? Great atmosphere? We’re all interested to learn your favorites and why…so share often!
Forkly 2.4 can be downloaded for free from Apple’s app store (or just updated on your phone). Enjoy!
Now that we got you excited about the Forkly 2.1 update, let’s look at how you can become the Tastemaker of your favorite restaurants!
What is a Tastemaker?
A Tastemaker is an establishment’s most influential Forkly user. Tastemaker status is based on a number of contributing factors including:
- You have the highest number of points at a venue.
- How many “wants” you received on items you rated there.
- How many people are talking about it within the app, on Facebook & on Twitter
- How frequently you dine there, etc.
You can see the places you’re the Tastemaker at in your profile:
I want more Forkly points! How do I get them?
The most obvious ways to gain more Forkly points:
- When someone wants your tastes
- When your tastes become popular i.e has received enough wants, we’ll give you bonus points
- When someone tastes and rates something that they discovered through you (by wanting it) we’ll give you points if they end up liking it or loving it
There are other ways to increase your Forkly influence & to become a Tastemaker, but we’ll leave it up to you to discover them.
What do I do with all these points?
Soon enough, Tastemakers will actually receive perks from certain restaurants/bars for being a Tastemaker– so start building up those points, connect with other users, and support local businesses! Share your triumph (literally, if you turn on the sound, you’re in for a treat when you become Tastemaker of a place!) by posting your Tastemaker status on Twitter and Facebook.
You can easily customize your Forkly tweets and Facebook posts. This is particularly helpful for users who want to tweet the post at a particular restaurant or chef, or to include a hashtag– like for gluten free folks (#gf) or for special events, like today’s national Dining Out for Life (#DOFL) fundraiser. Take a look…
When you add a new taste and get to the rating section, look for the “Customize” button next to the Twitter and Facebook icons.
Tap on “Customize” and your message will appear:
You can add any additional characters here, including taste notes, Twitter handles, and hashtags, keeping it within Twitter’s 140 character limit. Tap “Done” and then post your taste. Et voila! Your own customized Forkly tweet & Facebook post.