Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Meals on Wheels with Google Maps
The problem with those delicious food trucks is that they just keep on upping sticks and moving on. If only there was someway to find out where your favorite food truck was right now!
Four Wheel Foodie is a Google Map that shows the current position of New York City's numerous food trucks. Share your location with this map and you can quickly find the nearest food trucks to your current position. Want to find out where your favorite food truck is currently serving? No problem! Just enter its name into the search box and find out where it is right now.
Street Food App is a desktop, iOS and Android app for finding food trucks in a number of US and Canadian cities.
Currently the Street Food App can help you find nearby food trucks in Boston, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. Each city includes an option to view the current location of the food trucks on a Google Map.
Each truck is displayed on the map with a green or red map marker, green markers indicate the trucks currently open for businesses and the red markers indicate that they are currently closed. Users can click on each food truck on the map to view a small review and the truck's hours of business.
Roaming Hunger has created a number of Google Maps to track the real-time locations of food trucks in a large number of U.S. cities.
The food trucks are mapped based on tweets by the truck owners and by published calendars. If you click on a food truck's map marker you can get details about the hours it will be present at the current location.