Fresh Food Finder Featured in SELF Magazine

I am very excited to share that the Fresh Food Finder PhoneGap application which I built last summer was recently featured in the June 2013 issue of SELF Magazine. This app was built as a demonstration/sample application for PhoneGap, but has gained popularity for being an easy way to find farmers markets by leveraging the USDA farmers markets directory and has appeal to the general public.

In fact, I’ve seen so many downloads that I am working on an updated version of it based on user feedback, with more recent data (live services instead of embedded), and will be leveraging the awesome topcoat.io CSS framework for styling.

Fresh Food Finder in SELF Magazine
Fresh Food Finder in SELF Magazine

SELF Magazine has huge readership numbers (almost 1.5 million monthly subscribers according to Wikipedia). While it was just a very small callout in the magazine’s calendar, this has driven both app downloads and visitors to my blog (peaked at 348 downloads per day)!

App downloads May 1- July 8
App downloads May 1- July 8

This also brought the app higher up in the iOS market ranks (peak #57 in the “Food & Drink” category):

App store ranking May 1- July 8
App store ranking May 1- July 8

You can download the Fresh Food Finder app today in the following markets:

Grab the source code, read about how it was all put together, and see it in action in the video below:

Enjoy!

  • Jarod Smith

    This is awesome!! Congrats on the app and the feature in SELF!