The app is called Recipe TV & Food Diary by ifood.tv, and it seems like it’s going to make cooking at home a lot easier and more diverse! ifood.tv is the world’s largest food and cooking video website, has just re-launched their video cooking app. It now puts over 35,000 cooking videos in the palm of your hand. To make it easy on you, videos can be searched by course, cuisine, ingredient, vegetarian, healthiness, flavor and more. The home screen gives you access to daily specials, recommendations (based on your search history), cooking shows, kids recipes, and so much more!
Sometimes it’s so much easier to watch a video then just following along with directions. Plus I love how you can search for something specific. But some of the key features in the app is what makes me excited.
- The world’s largest collection of video recipes: The newly launched app brings over 35,000 cooking videos to the palm of your hand. The videos clearly differentiate the ifood.tvapp from the numerous other text-based recipe apps available in the app stores. These sumptuous videos are sourced from over 600 partners – professional chefs, TV shows, cookbook authors, food companies – and an in-house team of editors.
- Diversity of Content: The huge library of recipe videos not only includes popular American foods but also meets the needs of ethnic communities such as Jewish, Mexican, Indian, Chinese etc., as well as special-interest groups such as Diabetic, Vegan, Raw Food, Pregnant, Kid-friendly food etc.
- AirPlay Support: If the user has Apple TV, Boxee or another airplay enabled device, all this content can be enjoyed on their big screen from the convenience of their living rooms; the simple press of a button will transfer this content onto the TV screen.
- Food Diary: Users can maintain a diary of the food they eat by taking pictures. They can even share the photos with friends via facebook and twitter.
- Smart Search: A search engine that draws on the extensive taxonomy of over one million food items that ifood.tvhas defined for the food domain. The app allows for filtering based on cuisine, taste, health index, vegetarian course, ingredients and more. Recipes can also be searched using keywords.
- Smart Recommendation technology. ifood.tv can recommend food that matches with a viewer’s taste by leveraging its big data analytics technology and semantic culinary knowledge base of over one million ingredients and dishes. For example, if a viewer watches several Italian recipes with cheese and broccoli, the app will start suggesting Italian dishes and dishes made from cheese and broccoli.
- Playlist where users can create their own playlist by adding recipes to the list of favorites and come back to watch them later.
Also be on the lookout for over 100 new niche apps. Specialty apps with similar content to Recipe TV & Food Diary will be available with content specific to different diets. For instance, Vegans will be able to download an app that only gives them recipes for meals that are in line with their eating habits.
Recipe TV & Food Diary – ifood.tv is a free app and be downloaded from:
This will be downloaded to my iPad as soon as I can wrestle it away from Hunter.