The Fifth Tab – Profile

The fifth tab looks like a group of three people. (We’ll update this for Obsession.Shoes soon, but the functions for both apps are the same).

1. Tap on the Account tile at the top of the page to edit your information.

2. Tap on the Silhouette image and you’ll be able to add a profile picture.

3. Below that you can add a short Bio.

4. By tapping on the Recipes tile, you can see a list of your recipes.  To go further down the list than you can see on the screen, pull up, hold and release, and more Titles will load.  Tap on any of the Titles to go to the recipe. If you want to edit a recipe, tap on the recipe title once you have opened up that recipe by selecting it from the list. Make the changes you want, and then hit return.

5. Tap on the Following and Followers tiles to see whom you are Following, and who is following you.  Tap on any of the Users’ names in that list to go to their profile. Then you’ll be able to see their profile picture, bio, and tap on the tiles to see their recipes, their followers, and whom they are following.

6. At the top of the screen on the right hand side, you’ll notice a gear in the black bar.  You will be presented with several options, including Tips and Tricks, which will take you to these helpful hints on how to get the most out of ReciFoto, Invite Friends to Download ReciFoto, which opens up an e mail with a link to the App store, which you can send to a friend so they can download ReciFoto, too. As we like to say, it’s more fun with friends! The next option is to Buy the In App Purchase, which allows you to collect others’ recipes. The remaining options are to shop at various stores.

Troubleshooting

 

The Fourth Tab – My Recipes

The fourth tab looks like a chef’s hat. This is where you can see the recipes that you’ve added. If you bought the In App Purchase, you’ll also be able to access the recipes you’ve added to your Collection. (We’ll update this for Obsession.Shoes soon, but the functions for both apps are the same).

  1. When in the My Recipes List, below the recipe, you’ll see your name, a heart button, which you should tap if you want to Like the recipe, a thought bubble which you can tap to leave a comment about the recipe or a button with three dots.
  2. When you touch the button with three dots, you have two options. The first is to save it to your phone’s album. The second allows you to flag a recipe image if you feel the image is inappropriate. The third option is Delete.  Tap that to delete your recipe.
  3. If you tap on the recipe image, the Share button will show in the upper right corner of the screen. Tap that, and you’ll see options to share it via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr, or many others.
  4. If you tap on the image, at the bottom right of the screen you’ll be able to switch your recipe from Private to Public or Public to Private.
  5. On the upper right hand side of the My Recipes page, you’ll see a red tile that says Collections. If you’ve bought the In App Purchase for $0.99, you’ll be able to add other Users’ recipes to your collection.  Any recipes that you’ve added, you can see here.
  6. The Fifth Tab – Profile

The Third Tab – Add a Recipe

The third tab looks like a camera. Here you’ll be able to take a picture of a recipe with your phone’s camera, or add it from your phone’s album. (We’ll update this for Obsession.Shoes soon, but the functions for both apps are the same).

  1. Tap on the Camera Tab and then, tap on the words Upload photo.
  2. You can choose Camera, to take a picture, or Album to add it from your phone’s album.
  3. If you choose Camera, snap a picture by hitting the big white dot. If you don’t like the picture, hit the Retake button and try again.  Otherwise, you can choose to add a filter to the image, or just tap on Done
  4. Tap the red bar at the top to add your title and optional hashtag and an optional URL to your website or blog. You don’t need to add www before the web address.  When you tap the title bar, the keyboard will come up on your screen. If you want the title to be in all capital letters, then double tap the up arrow first. The arrow will be white with a gray box around it. You can try to use the microphone by clicking the microphone icon next to the space bar to dictate the title. Once you’ve typed or dictated the title and optional hashtag and/or URL, tap Return on the bottom right of the keyboard.
  5. At the bottom right of the screen you’ll see the switch to make your recipe Public (On) or Private (Off). The default position is On You can always change it later.
  6. Then hit the Submit button at the top right of the screen, and you’re done. A message will pop up to tell you that your Recipe has successfully uploaded. Then tap OK.
  7. You can then upload another photo, or hit one of the other tabs.
  8. The Fourth Tab – My Recipes

The Second Tab – Search

The second tab looks like a magnifying glass. This is where you’ll be able to search for recipes by name. (We’ll update this for Obsession.Shoes soon, but the functions for both apps are the same).

  1. Just under the word search, there is a search box into which you can type in what you would like to find. If your search does not yield any results at first, try again, but type fewer letters as you or the person who entered the recipe may have misspelled the title.
  2. Below the search box, you’ll see recent popular searches. You can tap any of those words to see what comes up.
  3. Tap on any of the search results to bring up the Share button. Our next update will allow you to save a searched recipe to your collection.
  4. You can also Like or Comment on any of the searched recipes by clicking on the Heart or Speech Bubble.  Clicking on the … will allow you to add a recipe to your collection if you have the In App Purchase, or Flag something as inappropriate.
  5. The Third Tab – Add a Recipe

 

The First Tab – Public Recipe List

The first tab looks like a covered serving dish, and it is there that you will find the public recipes posted by other users to share with everyone. We hope you’ll chose to share the recipes you post publicly, too! (We’ll update this for Obsession.Shoes soon, but the functions of the two apps are the same!)

  1. Scroll through the recipes by flicking up with your finger. When it appears that you’ve reached the end, pull up on the last image and then release it and more recipes will load. So as not to use too much of your system memory, you can only scroll through the first 100 recipes (10 screens with 10 recipes each). This is why it is a good idea to make the In App Purchase, so that you can save recipes you like as you go, because you may have to use the search function to find it next time (see #5 below for how to make the In App Purchase).
  2. Next to some recipe titles, you’ll see a blue hashtag next to text (i.e. #thanksgiving, #dessert, #entree. You can touch the hashtag to see other recipes with the same hashtag.
  3. Some recipes have links to websites and blogs in their titles.  You can click on them and go to that site in your device’s browser.
  4. If you see a recipe you want to share, tap the image and a red Share button will be at the top right of the screen. Tap that, and you’ll see options to share it via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr, and many more.
  5. When in the Public Recipes List, below the recipe, you’ll see the user name of the poster, a heart button, which you should tap if you like the recipe, a thought bubble which you can tap to leave a comment about the recipe or a button with three dots.
  6. When you touch the button with three dots, you have two options. The first is to save it to your Recifoto Collection (there is a one time $0.99 in app purchase which allows you to save as many recipes as you like to your collections). The second allows you to flag a recipe image if you feel the image is inappropriate. We’ll then review it and determine if the recipe should be removed from the site.
  7. When you tap on the user’s name, you’ll go to their profile screen.  you can choose to Follow them by tapping on the green tile, or tap on one of the red tiles to see a list of their recipes, a list of whom they are following, or a list of their followers.  You can tap on the names of the recipes in the list to go to that recipe.  If you tap on the names of the users in the Followers or Following lists, you’ll go to their Profile.
  8. The Second Tab – Search

Getting Started

  1. You can download the ReciFoto App by clicking one of these links: Links to ReciFoto iPhone iPad: Android: Web: (Links will be added for Obsession.Shoes soon!)
  2. After you’ve downloaded the Recifoto App, click on the Register link on the App landing page, or click the F button to register using your Facebook login.
  3. You can then log in on the same landing page.
  4. Once you have logged in, you will notice 5 tabs or buttons at the bottom of the screen.
  5. The Recifoto App is very intuitive and you should be able to figure out how to use it just by playing with it, but there are so many great features that we are proud of and want to make sure you don’t miss them! So be sure to read on!
    The First Tab – Public Recipe List

Troubleshooting

ReciFoto is designed to work with iOS7 only.  On some screens, the Cancel button does not seem to work, but you can just tap on the image and that will bring you back to where you were before.

This version of the app is pretty stable, but in the event you encounter problems, try the following: First try closing the app by double tapping the iPhone’s home button and swiping up on the Recifoto app. Then reopen the app.

If that does not work, try logging out using the Profile tab (fifth tab) on the bottom right of the screen.

If that does not work, try deleting the app from your phone and reloading it from the App Store, and log in again.

If that does not work, send us an e mail at support@recifoto.com!

The In App Purchase – Add Recipes to My Collection

After two months, we have 2122 downloads of ReciFoto from the iTunes App Store, and 660 recipes uploaded from users, so we’re off to a good start! During December, we’ve been working on a dedicated iPad version, and adding new features, and have even started work on the Android version.

Today, I would like to tell you about the In App Purchase, which allows users to add others’ recipes to their collection, for a one time $0.99 charge. On the first page or tab of the ReciFoto (the one that looks like a covered serving dish), tap on the red tile with three dots, and then tap on Save to Collection.  After you’ve made the purchase and added recipes to your Collection, you can access them on the fourth tab (looks like a chef’s hat) by tapping the Collections tile at the top right.

Next time, we’ll talk about the hashtag (#) feature and popular searches.

Happy New Year to all!

David

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Adding Recipes

ADD A RECIPE  – THE THIRD TAB

The third tab looks like a camera. From here you’ll be able to take a picture of a recipe with your phone’s camera, or add it from your phone’s album.

  1. Tap on the Camera Tab and then, tap on the words Upload photo.
  2. You can choose Camera, to take a picture, or Album to add it from your phone’s album.
  3. If you choose Camera, snap a picture by hitting the big white dot. You can use a two finger pinch in or out to try to resize the photo and use one finger to try to move the image within the frame. If you don’t like the results of the photo, you hit Retake to try again. Otherwise tap on Use Photo.
  4. Tap the red bar at the top to add your title and optional hashtag. When you tap the title bar, the keyboard will come up on your screen. If you want the title to be in all capital letters, then double tap the up arrow first. The arrow will be white with a gray box around it. You can try to use the microphone by clicking the microphone icon next to the space bar to dictate the title. Once you’ve typed or dictated the title and optional hashtag, tap Return on the bottom right of the keyboard.
  5. At the bottom right of the screen you’ll see the switch to make your recipe Public (On) or Private (Off). The default position is off. You can always change it later.
  6. Then hit the Submit button at the top right of the screen, and you’re done. A message will pop up to tell you that your Recipe has successfully uploaded. Then tap OK.
  7. You can then upload another photo, or hit one of the other tabs.
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