Finding your favourite food truck and telling your friends about it is easier than ever, after an upgrade to the City of Sydney’s popular food truck phone app.
With the app’s real-time messages, Instagram pics of the day‘s delicious food, schedules and new sharing options, foodies can track the gourmet fleet’s movements, plan culinary adventures and meet friends.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the iPhone and Android phone app was the number one way customers found mobile food trucks.
“Our food truck app has been downloaded more than 42,000 times since it launched last September, and it’s still being downloaded an average 6,000 times a month,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Sydneysiders have taken to the food trucks because they respond to a need for convenient, delicious food when and where people want it, especially late at night.”
“At the touch of a screen you can find out where the nearest truck is, what its serving and how long it’ll be at a given location – even how long it’ll take you to walk there.”
New and upgraded features to make it even easier to find trucks include:
- Opt-in ‘push’ notifications that send users real-time messages from trucks as soon as they start serving at a particular spot;
- Easy-to-spot green pins on a map showing trucks that are service and an orange pin listing their next location;
- A schedule tab for each truck, showing their upcoming trading location, date and time of service;
- New features to share the trucks’ status messages, locations, updates, photos and their menu items via Twitter, Email, SMS and Facebook; and
- A new Instragram function.
The City’s sydneyfoodtrucks.com.au website has been updated with the same features.
New research shows the food truck program already has a large and loyal fan base and continues to attract new customers and generate new business in the city.
Nine trucks are now operating, offering quality fare from Mexican to pasta, pastizzi, yum cha and modern Australian fusion on selected streets and in parks, plazas and other public places around the city.
Food truck services were among the ideas Sydneysiders proposed when the City asked what they wanted for their city at night. In adding a new layer to Sydney’s dining scene, they have become a regular feature at events and festivals.
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