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Dieting is not easy. No matter if you are trying to put on weight lose weight, or you have dietary issues, keeping on a schedule can be a challenge. It takes discipline and organization to succeed. And if you are on the go, travel allot, and eat out mostly, it can be virtually impossible to stay on course. Enter the HowUdish app to the rescue. Once you set up your diary profile like low carb, high carb, vegan, gluten-free, or whatever, this app finds meals at restaurants that meet your needs. It shows pictures of the dishes and even shows you nutritional data like Calories, Protein, Total Fat, and Total Carbs, as well. As with most apps, you can save favorite dishes, share them with friends and put together a list of restaurants that cater to your dietary needs. If you are on a typical diet to simply lose weight this app can be a great help keeping you on track. But if you are on a specific diet because of health reasons then this app is essential. Don\'t leave home without it! EasyAppFinder gives it 5 Stars.
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HowUdish - Dish Like A Pro

by Felix Culpa Publishing, LLC

(1 user ratings)

FREE




Download size: 154.96MB
Version: 2.3.3 (6)
Released: 2017-10-18
For ages: 4+


Find nearby restaurants with meals you love with HowUdish, the healthy meal app that helps you find dishes suited to your tastes & nutritional lifestyle.

Follow some of the most talented athletes on HowUdish to learn about the kinds of meals they eat to stay in shape.

Build a network of friends who share their favorite restaurants that match your nutritional lifestyles. With the app, you can chat and share the places you love to eat while discovering new favorites and find a meal that matches your lifestyle.

Simply tell HowUdish what kind of meals you’re looking for and the app finds nearby restaurants with options for you. Even if you're not going out, HowUdish lets you order food from nearby restaurants and source recipes for the dishes that interest you.

Premium Subscription
> Unlimited swiping
> Change dishing location
> Undo swipe left on dishes & matches
> Learn how to eat like a competitive athlete

> Choose one athlete to follow:

Jordan Burroughs - Dish like a wrestling champion. Avoids red meat, sugar, and dairy, while maintaining high protein and energy levels.

Elena Delle Donne - Dish like a professional basketball player. Follows a Keto and Gluten-Free dish style, limiting inflammatory foods, cilantro, peas, and carbohydrates.

Daniela Hantuchova - Dish like a champion tennis player. Follows a largely balanced lifestyle, avoiding fried foods, sugar, and certain dressings.

Brandon Marshall - Dish like a professional football player. Dishes adhere to an alkaline diet. Avoids meats, refined sugars, dairy, and generally acidic foods.

Cat Zingano - Dish like a top MMA fighter. Avoids gluten, soy, refined sugars grains, dairy, and other inflammatory foods.

Dani Speegle - Dish like a competitive fitness athlete. Avoids oils, and refined sugar. Focuses on quality high protein meals.

Jennie Finch - Dish like a professional softball player. Follows a low carb and balanced lifestyle, avoiding simple carbs and focusing on quality lean protein.

Queen Harrison - Dish like a professional track and field athlete. Follows a balanced lifestyle that avoids pork and dairy.

Bobby Portis - Dish like a professional basketball player. Avoids fried foods, desserts, and focuses on foods high in carbs/protein, and low in fat.

HowUdish Features

> Chat with other Dishers to help you stay on track
> Share recipes, dish and restaurant reviews & healthy eating tips
> Match with like-minded dishers
> Meet new people and chat about food & restaurants
> Share your tastes & favorite restaurants
> Find nearby trending dishes
> Subscribe to see dish choices from top athletes
> Browse trending dishes & view profiles
> Select the types of dish styles you’re interested in
> Choose from low carb dish styles, low calorie, vegetarian meal plans, gluten free, vegan & more
> Discover restaurants nearby that serve meals fit for your tastes
> Discover new places to eat tasty meals for any lifestyle
> Swipe & save on dishes at nearby restaurants
> Save & access recipes of your favorite dishes
> Test your luck! Swipe right on a dish you like
> Know if nearby restaurants have deals on your dish
> Redeem your savings at restaurants
> Swipe right on a dish to save it
> Order through popular delivery platforms
> See what recipe matches your tastes - check ingredients & more
> Get detailed nutrition info
> Get notifications for your meal schedule
> Notifications show you nearby dishes fit for your lifestyle
> Rate and report dishes and restaurants
> Tell friends that enjoy the same foods as you about great places to eat

Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.

Athletes who sponsor dishes receive compensation for their sponsorship.

Visit https://www.howudish.com/terms-of-service
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Customer Reviews
Number one stop

Before you check out a business make sure you read the HowUdish reviews because we are not paid or received products in exchange. Easiest way to find a great place to eat based others recommendations...especially valuable when you travel out of town

HowUdish is useful and fun

A very useful app. I enjoy reviewing local places and using it to find new places to try out of town. Use it often to find different businesses in whatever area I’m in and to check out ratings. Also, I enjoy relating my own experience

Helpful App

This app is very informative. I love the transparency. Very easy navigation. Love how easy it is to use the app, and use it for all sorts of my own personal research on where to eat, sleep and get anything done :)

HowUdish is incredibly awesome

This app has saved me from bad accommodations, destinations, dining experiences, automobile services, home improvement contractors, etc. and helped me find all the right ones! Thanks to HowUdish for the awesome app and all you HowUdishers for your excellent input!

Retired

Very helpful, thank you for your help in selecting a decent place to eat and drink mass quantities and play pool or in fact ping pong- I really don't understand why some people are so evil and condemn an establishment after only one visit? Hopefully, help will get it together and eliminate the fake reviews

Excellent Indo/Pak choice

Excellent service amazing rich tasting food with advanced technology. I've come to. This restaurant 15 years and I am honored to introduce to my 4 yr old son. I'm proud to watch this restaurant develop successfully.

Foodies, this app is for you!

I consider myself to be a self proclaimed food critic and this app definitely helps me utilize that strength. I find there are many benefits to using this app. You find a dish you like, network with other likeminded foodies, receive deals & discounts, you can order online, save new dishes you find, and find local restaurants near you. It definitely suited my taste and nutritional lifestyle since I’m trying to diet this new year. 13/10 would recommend!

Good offer

I just love this app as it has made food lovers life more easy.simple to use and easy to find the best place to dine. Prompt service and Amazing support Thanks to developers

Hong Kong Bistro

I love almost everything on the menu. I especially like the Beef Lo Mien and Beef with String beans. They alter the spice as desired. Their sushi is tasty and well presented.

Great app, I’m mad I didn’t hop on this sooner

Everything about this app is wonderful, especially for a foodie! I love being able to trust that their reviews are true & real. It makes this community trustful which I think is really beneficial to growing bigger & bigger.

Excellent

We loved everything about this place. Fun atmosphere, great drinks, and delicious food. My husband and I had a fantastic dinner at this restaurant. Appetizer grilled octopus, dinner Osso Bucco, Lobster Ravioli, dessert yellow cake with melted chocolate and raspberry purée. All amazing. The staff is wonderful. From the minute we got to the front door till the time we left, we had been made to feel so very welcome and comfortable. You are so very kind people and friendly. We will be back and with friends. Wishing all of you a safe Christmas Season.

Quick and courteous service, always

We always enjoyed the great attention we get when we visited any Logix branches. Staff at attentive and services prompt and complete. I really enjoyed my meal here. Excellent food quality and pleasant knowledgeable staff. Nice presentation with perfect spiced heat. Really good and an even better value.

Review

Cons I think that the concept of having multiple interfaces for different parts of the app is clever but I do think that it can be a bit confusing. Especially with the swiping interface. The options to swipe between people and dishes should be used in separate modes. It’s understandable that the concept of interest is the same but I still believe that there should be an option whether to swipe between food and people. It’s also a little bit frustrating that we have to swipe between people. A lot of people would prefer not to be social or to have to swipe between whether or not they’d possibly like to interact with someone. Doing so with food is fine but being forced to choose between people isn’t. It made me feel a little uncomfortable at first, making me shy away from using the feature at all. Also there were only a set amount of swipes that one can make and not on a daily basis but the amount is definite in the unpaid mode. I think there should be more swipes allowed for those using the unpaid version in order for them to get a proper feel of the app. There isn’t enough time given as the swipes can be used in what seemed to be less than 10 swipes. It would also, in my opinion, not be a good enough incentive for one to have to pay for the app. At this point I see that to be the only reason. Pros I enjoyed posting some of the dishes I’ve found and some of the recipes that I’ve created and sharing them with the community. I think that as the community grows there is a great opportunity for more members to engage with one another. I never came across an app like this so the more I posted the more I wanted to show some of the photos that I had taken in my phone over the past couple of months and years. Final Thoughts Using the app will take a lot of getting used to, to understand where the different features are. Individually, on each page the interface works. I like the twitter style profile feed. Its clean, seamless and pretty easy to follow. The tinder/okcupid style dish feed is easy to follow as well, besides the previously mentioned issue. The community pages instagram style feed is seamless as well. My only issues with this is that there is no set style to the app. It is a little over complicated so I think it you were able to stick to two the app would flow more smoothly. Overall, I think that the app is pretty awesome, but there could be some changes made in concern to simplicity. It’s a little all over the place right now, but each concept seems pretty great on their own.

HowUdish is my go-to tool for all needs

I luv HowUdishing it’s my go-to tool, I would not be able to function on a daily basis. From food to just everyday needs. This gives accurate reviews and information on businesses.

Very good

Find a network of friends who share their favorite restaurants that match your nutritional lifestyles. order food online from local restaurants and join our community to share your favorites.

Awesome

The app with its helpful tips is really good as I have recently moved to the city and love experiencing new food the app really helps in giving you options for places to visit and food options Really love the hidden gems tab of the app Really great nice places listed there

Great Job

Simple UI and easy to use. Easily search and find the best restaurants, cafes around you using restaurants around me feature. Good and fast service. It saves money also

Taste

Search for restaurants by location or cuisine and discover a whole bunch of options near you. Easy and convenient..Great feeling!I just love this app as it has made food lovers life easier

Wine and cheese tasting

This was the first time I had ever been to a wine and cheese tasting. I had so much fun. Thank you for teaching us about the wines and cheese. I love HowUdish if ever I need anything or am looking for a place to eat I head over here.

Great app to find healthy food in town!

This app is really cool in that you can swipe through food options close by based on your diet AND they have recipes for those items if you’re wanting to cook instead of eat out! I can’t wait to use it to fulfill my resolution to try new foods in 2019!

Thoughts on HowUdish

I like that HowUdish provides a variety for its users. Whether people are looking for healthy restaurants, healthy meals, or nutrition info, it’s all there in one place. As a dietitian, I think this is a great app. However, because there are so many different aspects to the app, I think it could be structured a little different for a better user experience! Some suggestions/comments -On the “Dish” page, it’s misleading that the pictures aren’t from the actual locations. I see that there is a little note that lets users know, but pictures are what make/break a decision and that’s part of the reason people are probably using the app. -Overall, the app is a little overwhelming. There is a lot going on between swiping on suggested meals, finding meals manually on the explore page, engaging with other people, and having your own feed/profile. Seems like a lot of current apps are being combined into one- would suggest narrowing down what you want users to focus on. -Suggestion to condense: during the onboarding process you can have a slide where you ask the user “Are you looking for restaurants, Recipes, or Nutrition information, allowing them to choose as many options as they want. Based on what they choose the app will only show them those types of things. And if a user ever wants to change their choices, this can be added to settings/edit profile button in the profile tab by dish type. -I think some tabs can be combined/things can be moved around to streamline the app and make it more intuitive for users oI would suggest removing the activity tab. Some of the features on this page are repetitive from other pages- “My Dishes” is already on profile tab and “Chat” is on Community tab. “My Recipes” can be moved to the profile page with “Followers”, “Following”, and “Dishes”. I don’t think it’s necessary to have the “Follow Back” feature as users get notified when they have new followers and can follow them then. -On the Community tab, I suggest moving the search bar down off of the header and write “Community” in the header instead. -On the Community tab, I would create a notifications icon right next to the chat icon. When people click the notification icon, this is where you can show activity like “katie” liked your post”, “FitnessQueen started following you”, etc. In addition, this is also where I would add the icon to invite friends/add followers. -On the Community tab, in my opinion the filters should be Near Me, Friends Only, Dish Styles, Dishes Only, Recipes Only, Tips Only. Also, it’s not clear if this page is only showing people in my area. Is the “Check-In” feature to filter by location or to show people where I am (similar to a check-in on Facebook)? Because there is also a “Check-In” under the update area “How are you dishing”… this is a bit confusing. -I think the Explore and Dish tabs should be combined into one (essentially they are the same thing- users are trying to find new places/meal/etc.) On the Dish tab, I would layer the swiping feature on top of the content from the Explore tab. To do this, you can add an “X” icon to the top right hand corner of the swiping feature. That way users can “x” out of the swipe feature and the manually explore. Again, move the search function down (out of the header) and add “Dish” to the header. From here you can add an icon in the top right hand corner of the header to re-open the swiping feature.

I love this app!

How I love this new app! It is called HowUDish! Love the name and that it is so interactive! It has endless possibilities and functions! I started using this free app by setting up my profile and my diet choices I prefer first. One can search and explore local restaurants/cafes in your area and their dishes, and find out their nutritional values, as well as the recipe and ingredients, as well as see a photo of the dish. Although you do have to contact the restaurant for their current menu price, and if they have any specials that day. You choose 2-3 of the 9 healthy diet choices and filters, which include: low-cal, low-carb, low-fat, high-protein, high-fiber, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and “balanced”. The Balanced Diet contains the proper portion of protein, fat and carbs, and various healthy food groups, if you just want a “healthy diet”. You can also choose your diet weight goals and dishes, by selecting: slim down, maintain, or bulk up, and manage your weight goals and record your current weight. Just like social media apps, you can write reviews, chat, get valuable tips from the community, share, swipe and save, filter and contact. You can match your “dishiest dishes” of food, instead of possible “desired dates”. I especially found the nutritional tips from the RDNs(Registered Dietitian Nutritionists) very informative and useful, as I am an Holistic OTR(Occupational Therapist Registered) and believe in health prevention and wellness.This app will continue to make it easy for me to eat healthy and manage my diet and weight goals/preferences while I’m on the go, or when leaving work too late to cook at home. I highly recommend the new HowUDish app to everyone, and am excited for it to expand and grow! I am in the process of adding my favorite local healthy restaurants which I frequent, that are not yet on the saved searches.

Easy Way to Eat Out & Eat Healthy

This app has very unique features and is so easy to use. It allows people to search for restaurants by location, cuisine, or specific dietary restrictions/needs. Not many restaurant apps allow people to do this. I like that it shows nutritional informations about dishes, this is helpful when planning your meals throughout the day. It is also an easy way to explore other diets that could fit your lifestyle as well. I also enjoy the community aspect of this app, as well as the recipe sharing/saving aspects! Getting meals ideas from others is always a fun way to try new things. Like minded people can really learn from each other with this app’s community aspect. The only (very small) complaint I have would be regarding the premium features. When I downloaded the app I did not realize that so many simple things would be considered a “premium feature” - for example: the unlimited swiping feature. Overall, very unique and useful app! A great way for people to explore healthy options on the go!

Great App!!

The only reason I gave this app four stars is because it was a little hard for me to understand at first and I am not at all interested in dating and mixing dieting and dating. Once I went to the FAQ it completely explained how to use the app! The dating part of this just turned me off, I’m looking for restaurants and dishes. I understand the connecting with other people part, but it just kind of threw me off. It’s one of the first questions I had to answer so for I Minute I didn’t know if I was on a dating app or dieting app. But overall love this app! I LOVE THIS APP! Because I travel a lot and never know where to eat. Especially with the filters on this app, I was able to find somewhere I wanted to eat quickly! This is fantastic!

Support your lifestyle health habits!

I have to appreciate the various aspects of this app! What I like most is the food swiping - wow! It’s like online match-making for food! The option to set filters for the food you’re looking for - choose a category of food (i.e. vegan or tacos or salads and so forth), set a distance radius and you get pictures of food and where it’s located, details about it, it’s great. Long story short - you can swipe until you find healthy dishes that fit your lifestyle, making it easier to support your health habits. I did mine in Chicago and I set several categories and I swiped on 4 dishes that were good prices but also matched my needs. Crazy thing was I was actually familiar with the restaurants in the 5 mile radius. It also has community and explore features. The app has an actively participating member base though I don’t use social networks much. Explore feature allows you to do as the name implies, explore for food around you in a simple, fun way from you phone and save your faves for later or get directions right now. I would primarily use the swipe feature, I saved some dishes and have some trips planned. Nice app.

Top Notch Gyro

I’ve been following the Hefty Gyro food truck for some time. I feel they make the best Gyro around the Sacramento area. The Gyro has just the correct spice and freshness that makes it a top-notch Gyro.

Great Food

Very good spot food is great so many options it picks from have to check it out!!!! I love the app. I’m the type of person that NEVER know where to go or what to eat and having so many choices is even harder. But, with the app, it makes it easier for me to find something quick since it gives you options such as pick the price range, location nearby and based on the reviews is easier for me to pick which one might be a better option.

HowUdish is getting me out and about

It’s making me want to finally go out and check out all the new restaurants and fun places in town!!! Love getting out there and seeing my town and getting involved in my community and sharing my experiences with others about the companies I visit.

It's good.

Solid app. Works great. Saves a ton of time and effort in searching for whatever it is you need. Get this app. Like right now. Do it. Do it. I don’t know what I did before HowUdish! I joined and it has been great now I get the latest information from restaurants to what park is the most fun for my kids!

Great place to find whatever you need

HowUdish is my go o spot. It is a great place to find whatever I may need or want. HowUdish provides great insight on providers and places from foods and businesses before you go. It can’t get better than that.

Amazing

I use this anytime I'm craving something in a new area. it’s good bc there are real ratings. it basically does all the hard work for you. Love this app. It takes me a while to choose what to eat with my husband, kiddos or friends. And this app helps me visualize the menu, feel the atmosphere and hear some other characteristics I didn't even think to consider.

Super neat!

As a R.D., I love this app! As a food consumer, I love it even more. I was skeptical if would have a lot of options in my community, but it really did. I love being able to see pictures of peoples meals at local (not chain)restaurants. The dishes are categorized with icons letting you know if it’s dairy free, vegan, gluten free, etc.. it’s a great resource. I also loved the ability to find the recipes for similar dishes to make at home. I’ll certainly be using this more!

Useful!

Easy search option. Very helpful when looking for reviews and insights for venues! HowUdish gives me the freedom to share my thoughts about places I love and sometimes hated. I love being able to write great things about places I really enjoy. I know the importance of good reviews and word of mouth so I enjoy being able to talk about my experiences as a foodie!

Great concept

The idea behind the app is fantastic and, even at its early stages, it offers a lot of variety - both in menu items and helping to find foods that work with different diets. Active community of foodies! Could improve on accuracy but overall off to a good start.

Great concept!

As a nutritionist, I love the concept of this app. I haven’t seen anything like it, and think this could be a game changer for people on restricted diets for health issues, food allergies, weight loss, etc. I love the option to filter dishes by dietary preference (gluten free, low carb, etc) and I like that nutrition facts are included with each dish. Also love the community aspect, where users can connect with other people (making a dietary change can feel lonely sometimes). I think adding a description of each dish, especially since pictures aren’t of the dish itself, would be helpful- I know what Baba Gaboush is, but a lot of people might not ;) I also couldn’t figure out how to tag recipes under the “My recipes” section, and was unclear of what the “Cheat mode” function was all about. Overall, a solid app with lots of potential- I think with a few tweaks and larger database of dishes/restaurants this is something I’d recommend to everyone!

Great for finding local healthy options

I really enjoy using this app for several reasons. I like that the diet type don't include buzzwords like "paleo" or "keto." Instead, the options are more sustainable long term. The feature to save and sort recipes is handy because it's nice to know where everything is to find quickly. I also enjoy the health and recipe tips because I'm always open to learning from other people. There's only one reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars, and that's because the app froze a couple times. However, resetting it was easy.

Not my jam.....

This app is a decent concept and while I get what is intended, it is not something I enjoy using. Firstly every picture I came across is not an actual representation of the food; next, I assume the nutrient info is being pushed from a website; however I did check some sites for some foods and the info is not present so I question where the info is coming from. Overall the app is cumbersome to me .... if I want nutrient info, I go to the restaurant site; if I want reviews, I use yelp; if I need recipes I have several tried and true sites for that. I just think it’s a redundant concept for already social media saturated environment. And the swipe is just like tinder.... lol

A cool spin on finding a foodie friend

This is a great way to lean about a new city. Also a great way to make friends and connect through food. I like a lot of aspects of the app like meal tracking but I do find they send a lot of push notifications. I know I can just turn those off so it’s not the worst but it’s something to think about if you like to keep your notifications on. 🍴

A great tool for exploring dining options right in your back pocket

Coming from a working mom with her hands full, I do have to say that I really appreciate this app with helping me finding great “dish” options while keeping to the parameters of my family’s diet. I first want to talk about user experience. The app is very clean and easy to navigate. I really like that it follows the red color story on the interface. It is very inviting and aesthetically pleasing. The images come up very vibrant, as well. There are plenty of options and filters to customize your experience. You can connect with your community through dining by finding a commonality in your dining preference. You can easily interact with one another through posting or sharing. You can also see what your local restaurant are featuring. I like how you can link the app to Open Table to browse and make reservations. Makes that process very seamless. There are only a few issues that I believe HowUDish can improve on. For myself, I would enjoy it more if loading images or going from tab to tab would go faster. I also think more images would improve the experience. I look forward to using the app as I travel to different cities to explore their cuisine.

Great for Foodies & Community Oriented Folks

This is a great app for people that like to share & swap recipes, see local dishes, or find like-minded people with similar dietary restrictions or food preferences. I would say this app is more community-focused and great for people that like posting, commenting, leaving reviews, making new friends, and sharing photos. This is more than a recipe or restaurant app - it really combines multiple levels. I would suggest upgrading to premium if you enjoy having unlimited swipes!

A Dietitian’s Thoughts

HowUDish is a unique app that helps you find dishes that fit with your diet and lifestyle. This app is my go-to for finding dishes in my area as well as when I travel. I love that it shows pictures and offers suggestions of restaurants near by. There’s no other app like this one and not only is it helpful for me as a dietitian, it is also helpful for my clients.

Fun ideas for healthy eating at home and on-the-go

As a mom and dietitian in northern Colorado, I’m always on the lookout for delicious, healthy meals. I really like how this app allows me to see the menus of nearby restaurants and the nutrition info and cost. I also love the community sharing feature- so many easy, healthy ideas for a foodie family! I just have the basic version and will be using it regularly. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is that when I tried to add a restaurant both my iPhone and iPad froze on the final step and wouldn’t let me “add restaurant;” I had to cancel and back out of that feature. Other than that it’s a great app that I plan on using regularly!

Great app for smart consumers!

Easy and fun to use. Very helpful to keep in your diet or need nutritional information to make healthier and smarter choices when you are dining out! No regrets after dinner!!

Had to do it

Had to leave a review for a review writing app. The joy this brings me. HowUdishs great btw. I love this app so much. Now Im a foodie with an unselfish cause! Helping and guiding others to enjoy their meals

A dietitian’s review

I did not find this app useful at all and in some cases completely inaccurate. For example, a high calorie and high fat dish was classified as “high fiber” when it only provided 7g of fiber. The definitions of “low fat” “balanced” “high fiber” are unclear. Just because something is “low fat” does not mean that the other aspects of the nutrient content make it a good choice. There were multiple errors in pictures, descriptions of restaurants, and the recipes. There were so many inaccuracies that it made me distrust the content. There is definitely a need for an app like this, but much work still needs to be done for this to be a useful tool for guiding users to make healthy choices when eating out.

A Fun, Future Food App With A Lot of Promises

Out of all the food apps that I came across on the app store, HowUDish happens to be one of the most innovative that I have ever seen. Not only does this app allow me to communicate with other health foodies online while exploring all of the different restaurants in my area catered to my diet, it also shares with me recipes on how to make the dishes that I am interested in making, which I find very useful. I especially like the swiping features on this app, which are both fun to use and make it easier for me to know which dishes I'm really interested in trying (left for no, right for yes). While I would like it if the restaurants and the dishes from those restaurants contained bios that explain more than just "this food is healthy because..." or "this restaurant serves these types of healthy goods by...", overall, I am very pleased with this app. As such, I would definitely recommend it to any foodie looking for a food health app that is smart, simple, and easy to use (with the addition of some real-life restaurant pictures of the actual dishes, of course).

Great platform for food sharing community

This app allows people to connect, share recipes, discuss healthy eating habits, share experiences and explore local restaurants. It is easy to use and fun to explore. It is particularly useful for people following strict diets like gluten free and vegan.

Nice app, needs focus

The HowUDish App for iPhone users is essentially a restaurant finder. It takes a different approach than some restaurant finder apps in that it makes searches available by dishes available at the restaurants, not just by location or cuisine style. There are also filter options that are available to users to help find dishes that fit into certain categories such as vegan, gluten free, etc. The app itself looks nice, and the user interface seems fairly simple, but navigation can be a bit confusing. There is the option to swipe right or left, making the app seem a bit like a Tinder for food dishes. The community network function of the app also allows you to swipe right or left on other users that might be good connecting with. I found it to be a little clunky and buggy. I swiped three dishes at lunch time and was told I had reached my limit. The ‘dating’ aspect of HowUDish seems a bit out of place. The app seems to lose focus, trying to encompass too many functions at once. I like the idea of having the ability to search the area for certain dishes, and I think that this function performs well. I wish it were easier for the developers to pull pictures from local restaurants so that a true depiction of the dish was presented. Also, providing a link to the restaurant’s website would be very helpful for users as well. I will say that the app does a great job of pulling all restaurants from the area into its database. There are several in my town that I found through HowUDish that I did not know were here. Overall, I think that HowUDish takes on a bit too much. It succeeds at its primary objective but the peripheral goals seem to take away from a more detailed approach at perfecting its primary function. Streamlining functionality and adding more info to the restaurant pages would be helpful. I honestly see little reason to have a dating function in an app like this, but I also have been married for 13 years, so I don’t know what it is like to date in this modern world. Single users might be happy to have this function as part of the app. Adding a basic tutorial might be helpful as well. I would just prefer that we stick to the primary focus and perfect all functions and details of that objective. The community aspect is great. I’m not sure how to save recipes in the app. It just seems confusing at times to navigate through the different aspects of HowUDish. I will continue to use it to see how it improves with subsequent updates.

This App has a lot of potential

I’m a registered dietitian, so I love finding apps like this one that can help make it easier for my clients to make healthy choices for food. This app is very promising. Entering your dietary preferences/restrictions is easy and straightforward. It seems like the list of available restaurants is growing and I like that the app tells you about restaurants nearby. The nutrition information seems to be very loose, meaning the info is simply based on similar items. This is the first issue I found, and here’s why: nutrition info between similar items can vary greatly. For example, a piece of cheesecake as having 450 calories. However, I know that most slices of cheesecake served in restaurants have a much higher calorie count (some closer to 1000). So, users should use caution and use this information loosely and in combination of your own knowledge. Most restaurants do have accurate info available, so maybe this app will utilize more of that info in the future. Overall, I think the app needs work on accuracy and would like to see its database grow. I definitely see it being a useful tool!