ReciFoto – #The SocialNetwork for Your #Recipes

ReciFoto for iPhone/iPod and ReciFoto for iPad make saving and sharing your recipes easy and fun. PureWow.com said in a recent review, “This free new app is like Instagram for recipes.” Just take a picture of a recipe you want to save, or load it from your device’s album. Make it Private, so that only you have access to it, or share it with all ReciFoto users by making it Public. The only information you have to enter is the recipe’s name; there is no tedious entry of ingredients or instructions.

You get the following features with ReciFoto:

  • Add an unlimited number of your own recipes
  • Add a hash tag (#) to your recipe’s title to make it searchable by category
  • Search or scroll through thousands of recipes
  • Share recipes with just a couple of taps to e mail contacts, or Tweet it, send it to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, or Flickr
  • Save other’s recipes to your own collection with a $.99 In App Purchase
  • Follow others whose recipes interest you and attract your own followers
  • Like and Comment on recipes

ReciFoto is the App to help you manage your file boxes or piles of recipes and share them quickly and easily with your friends and family. Just snap, save, share and savor! For more information on how to use ReciFoto, visit ReciFoto Tips and Tricks

Download ReciFoto for iPhone/iPod

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Let’s Get Social!

It may not be H@ppy Hour yet, but we can still get to know each other and be social.  The following applies to the ReciFoto App.  You can Comment and Like on the website, but not Follow – yet…

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Download ReciFoto for  iPhone/iPod  and/or iPad for Free from the iTunes App Store.

Follow us @recifoto

Like us on Facebook at the ReciFoto Fan Page.

Send us an e mail to support@recifoto.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get ReciFoto, the social app for my recipes?

A: Download ReciFoto for  iPhone/iPod  and/or iPad for Free from the iTunes App Store.

Q: How do I delete a recipe?

A: Right now, there are two ways you can delete a recipe. The first is to go to www.recifoto.com and log in with the same username and password you do with the ReciFoto app.  Then click on your name in the upper right hand corner, and from the drop down menu, click on My Recipes.  Find the recipe you want to delete – scroll over the image to see the title – and then click the delete button. Please note that when you go back to the App version, you’ll have to log out and then log back in to the App. We’ll try to remedy this in the next release!

The other way to delete a recipe is to send an e mail to support@recifoto.com. Include your username and the name of the recipe that you want to delete, and we’ll take care of it for you.

Q: Can I edit the title of a recipe once it has been submitted?

A: Not now, this should be in the next update too. So, for now, send an e mail to support@recifoto.com. Include your username and the name of the recipe that you want to edit.

Q: Is there a charge for loading my recipes?

A: No! The app is free, adding your own recipes is free, searching for recipes is free. Sharing recipes is free. Almost everything is free except for the In App Purchase (see below), which is only $0.99 – practically free!

Q: What does the In App Purchase do? How do I get it? How does it work?

A: The In App Purchase allows you to collect other users recipes. You get it by clicking on the tile on the bottom right of a recipe with the three dots (…).  It is a one time only charge of $0.99.  You can collect as many recipes as you want. Once you’ve made the purchase, (you’ll have to enter your iTunes password when prompted to make it), add a recipe to your collection by tapping on the three dot tile again, and tapping Add to My Collection.  To see your collected recipes, go to the My Recipes Tab (Chef Hat), and tap on the Collections tile in the upper right corner.

Q: Is there an Android version?

A: Not yet, but it is in the works. It is about half finished, but I don’t have a timetable for completion since my developer went to Bulgaria from China and has stopped communicating (yeah, I’m a little grumpy about that, as well as really concerned about his whereabouts and well-being).  In the meantime, Android users can use the web version, located at www.recifoto.com.  That works pretty well, but there are some issues that need to be worked on but – see above about my developer….. And if we do a Windows version, it will be after the Android version is up and running.

Q: With everything free, how are you making any money on this?

A: I’m so glad you asked! The In App Purchase helps, to the tune of $0.70 a pop. So, if you like the app, please consider making the purchase. There is an advertisement on this blog and www.recifoto.com, so when people click on those, we get some $ too.  Once we hit 50,000 active users, which is a way off, we’ll get some sponsored content, maybe.  I really don’t like the little ads at the top of Apps, and can’t see asking for money at every turn of the App, like Candy Crush Saga.  Once we have 450,000,000 users (we’re 449,992,000 short) we’ll sell ReciFoto to Facebook for $19,000,000,000, and it will all have been worth it. Making money in the Free App Economy is tough, so, if you like Recifoto, please tell all your friends so we can get to the 450,000,000 user threshold.  Daddy needs a new Tesla.

Q: How can I follow ReciFoto on Twitter or Facebook?

A: Ok, nobody has asked that. But on Twitter you can follow at @recifoto, and on Facebook, search for the Recifoto Fan Page.

Q: Can I write about ReciFoto in my blog or my big important newspaper?

A: Yes. We love publicity. And we’ll even give you some snappy quotes if you need them. And we’ll do our darndest to give you some love too! So thanks, PureWow.com and TislStyle.com for being in the avant garde.

 

Whattaya think?

Thanks to all of you have gotten in touch with compliments, comments and suggestions.  And thanks, too, to those of you that have notified us of problems you had or are having.  It’s a great way for us to see what your experience with the App is.  We are always happy to help anyone that needs it, and will usually get back to you pretty quickly. Fortunately, none of the issues are major, and we know ways to get around them.

You can reach us by e mailing support@recifoto.com or via Twitter @recifoto.

 

We’re Cooking Now

Thanks to the great article on PureWow.com, we’ve doubled the number of registered users this week and seen a big uptick in the number of recipes added, too. Their subtitle, “A Social Network for Your Recipe Box” really hits the nail on the head, in a funny away.

One woman got in touch with me and told me that she had added about 100 recipes.  It gives me great pleasure to see the App being used the way that I always thought it should be! Hopefully we can keep this momentum going.  I’m hoping that we’ll get mentions on other food and lifestyle blogs and websites. A good article in a widely circulated blog or website gets more downloads than advertising.

So, let’s get social with you and your recipes! If you don’t have it yet, take a moment to download ReciFoto for  iPhone/iPod  and/or iPad for Free.

 

PureWow!

A special thanks to the folks at PureWow.com for their great article on ReciFoto today.  The response has been fantastic.  They really did a great job of summing up what ReciFoto is all about.  I’d tell you more, but you are better off going to their site, reading the article, and signing up for their updates, which are fun and well written.

If you don’t have it yet, take a moment to download ReciFoto for  iPhone/iPod  and/or iPad for Free. We’re going viral. Get your username before all the best ones are taken ;-)!

Welcome to WikiRecipedia

Welcome to WikiRecipedia, the blog for the ReciFoto App.  Please take a moment and download ReciFoto for  iPhone/iPod  and/or iPad for Free!

What do you get with ReciFoto?

  • You get access to thousands of recipes, with more being added everyday.  You can search for them or randomly scroll through the Public Recipe List.
  • You can add your own recipes by snapping them with your iPad, iPhone or iPod’s camera (you need iOS7), or from an existing album on your camera.
  • You can Follow recipe posters, Like recipes, and Comment on recipes.
  • You can share recipes with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr and also send them via e mail, or save them to your phone.
  • You can save as many recipes you like to your own collection by using the one time In App Purchase for 99 cents.  This is an optional additional feature and is not required to take advantage of all the other great features.

The App is very intuitive, but if you need help, you can tap on the Search icon and then tap on Help.  You can also send an email to support@recifoto.com.

Is there any reason you can think of why you should not download ReciFoto for  iPhone/iPod  and/or iPad? And please tell your friends about it – the more users, the more recipes, the better experience for everyone!

 

 

Memories and Oddities

You can get the recipes below and many more by downloading the free ReciFoto app for iPhone/iPod  and/or iPad!

When I was a kid,  my mom would sometimes make animal shaped cakes for my birthday.  Apparently my Aunt Jo did so too for her kids.  Aunt Jo copied a couple  of the recipes into her family cookbook, Making Memories. I’ve copied the Dandy-Lion Cake here.  You can see Ella the Elephant if you look at the Public Recipe Feed on the ReciFoto app.  The cakes

Dandy-Lion Cake
Dandy-Lion Cake

were always a big hit with me and my friends.  My mom made one for my son when he  had his first birthday.   I think his was a dog.  We have a picture somewhere at home.  More of the cake ended up on his face than in his stomach.

One of the fun things about ReciFoto is the opportunity to resurrect these memories and to share them with others.

Another thing that I’ve enjoyed is seeing some of the oddball recipes, like the Asparagus Soup Salad pictured below, which combines a can of asparagus soup with lime jello, cream cheese and mayonnaise.  And then there is the Tuna Fish, Banana and Pineapple Salad.  Somebody loved these recipes enough to write them down and submit them

Asparagus Soup Salad
Asparagus Soup Salad

to a fundraiser cookbook for all of the members of their community to see! Well, as they say, there’s no accounting for taste.

If you would like to get in on the fun, download the iPhone/iPod App and/or iPad App. You can get lost browsing through these recipes (There are more than 2300 recipes so far).  Better yet, dig up some of your families treasured recipes or oddballs, and share them.

Break on Through to the Other Side

Well, we’ve broken through the 2000 barrier and are now headed towards 2200 recipes, and will get there by the end of the night.  Keep those recipes coming.

Let’s spend a moment on how to make your recipes show up in the Public Recipe List. When you add a recipe, at the bottom right of the screen is aPublic On/Off little switch (with the iPad version, you may have to scroll down a little to see it).  The switch is marked Public, and the default setting is “Off.” So, if you want your recipe to appear in the Public Recipe List (first tab, the covered serving dish) – and we hope you do – you need to tap the switch.

If you’ve entered a recipe and forgotten to make it public, or have changed your mind and want to make it public, just go to the fourth tab, the chef’s hat, tap on the recipe to bring up the Public On/Off switch, and switch it to on, then hit Back at the top left of the screen.

Any questions? Contact support@recifoto.com.