Whether you live in or are planning on taking a trip to Jeddah in Saudia Arabia, JeddahFood is an app that you might be interested in. If you’re familiar with the area you may have noticed that Google searches for things like food there turn up very few results. This app will not only help you find the results you’re looking for but also find out whether it is a place worth eating at!
When you open up JeddahFood you’ll start out at the Near Me page. From here all you have to get started is touch the “Start” button on the left side of the screen. You’ll be presented with a list of different kinds of food. The list is fairly comprehensive, containing everything from a variety of different “Middle Eastern” foods to juice bars and fast food!
The nice thing about the category view of this app is how detailed it is. For example, if you choose the “Fast Food” option you are presented with a list of different types of fast food. You can quickly and easily choose from Pizza, Burgers, Chicken, etc. It is even as specific as to differentiate between “Middle Eastern” foods, dividing them into categories like “Moroccan, Saudi and Egyptian.
Another great thing about this app is all of the information you can get about the restaurants. When you find the one you are interested in and select it you’ll not only get it’s location, but also phone numbers, websites, reviews and comments. While I can’t speak to the accuracy of the locations since I don’t live in Saudi Arabia, I will say that there seems to be a great deal of information and comments on the websites.
While the category search is one of the best I’ve seen, if you know exactly what you’re looking for there is a search function as well. You can specify your search to only show results within a certain radius of your current location, to a specific district, or even to how much money you’re willing to spend.
There are a few other menu options as well that are useful. The first is a “Recent” page where you can quickly see what restaurants you’ve looked
at previously. There is also a “Bookmarks” page that will show you a list of any restaurants that you choose to “Bookmark.” This makes it easy to make a list of places to visit if you are traveling! The final option the a “Settings” screen.
The one thing I will say is that, when compared to the rest of the App Store, the app does seem a little overpriced. With that said, the results you get with this app are definitely top notch and you might not find them anywhere else, so they might be worth it. This is definitely not your typical free social networking app.
All things considered in the big picture of things if you are traveling abroad and will have good internet access with your iPhone this app probably is worth the $3.99 that they are charging for it. If you’re still not sure though I’d encourage you to head to their website and check it out for yourself. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the detailed information you can get, and the format it’s presented in on the iPhone is simple and concise!