According to several iOS developers who’ve received an official word from Apple, the App Store will soon add a new section dedicated to apps related to food and drink. The change takes effect this coming Sunday, July 8, and will affect all existing apps that are food- or drink-related, including apps that manage recipes or help find restaurants….

MacStories editor Federico Viticci has the story:

Starting July 8th, applications will be automatically migrated to the new category; currently, the App Store doesn’t provide a specific category for these types of apps, which have been typically listed under Lifestyle by their developers.

This will be much better that the existing Cooking section that only features cherry-picked programs for recipes, drinks and shopping related to cooking.

On a related note, Apple’s own Maps in iOS 6 feature Yelp check-ins.

Apple’s email to developers specifies that the new category will include “apps that help users cook and bake, mix drinks, manage recipes, find new restaurants and bars, and learn what their friends like to eat and drink”. Food & Drink won’t include diet, grocery shopping, coupon clipping, or food-related game apps”.

It was about the time, I’d say.

These apps are pretty popular and there are tons of them available for iOS devices.

I can hardly find an iOS device owner who doesn’t have at least one app that fits the description.

My personal favorite when it comes to recipes: Epicurious by Condé Nast Digital.

What are your most oft-used food and drink apps?

  • jose castro

    that’s good, im sure there are other categories they need to put in the appstore also .

  • Fooducate is a must have app if you want to be a healthy eater! It scans the bar-code of you product and gives a report on the pros and cons! It also provides the nutrients and calories! It is amazing!