Apple Launches New 'Food & Drink' Category on App Store

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A few weeks ago, MacStories noted that Apple had told developers that a new Food & Drink category was coming to the App Store.

“In the next few weeks”, applications will be automatically migrated to the new category; currently, the App Store doesn’t provide a specific category for these types of apps, which have been typically listed under Lifestyle by their developers. According to Apple, the new category will include “apps that help users cook and bake, mix drinks, manage recipes, find new restaurants and bars, and learn what their friends like to eat and drink”. Food & Drink won’t include diet, grocery shopping, coupon clipping, or food-related game apps.

The new category is now live in the App Store [Link] and features over 2800 Paid and 4000 Free apps in the iPhone section and over 1200 Paid and 1000 Free apps in the iPad section. Apple has been contacting developers with relevant Food & Drink apps over the past few weeks to prepare for the new category.

Top Rated Comments

appleguy123 Avatar
154 months ago
Front page news? This is possibly less important than the bug fix to iPhoto.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jcpb Avatar
154 months ago
Now if only instant food delivery were a thing...
I'd so download that app

Chuck Norris owns neither microwave nor oven. When he is hungry, he simply shouts "BAKE" to his food, and out of fear, the food instantly catches on fire.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sailmac Avatar
154 months ago
Phew! I never did consider Chipotle a lifestyle...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
D.T. Avatar
154 months ago
iOS senses that and sends it to Apple servers and you (and your similar situated users) caused the feature to be added.

Yikes, my Dirty Sex folder is going to cause a real problem ...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k2director Avatar
154 months ago
If I'm an English speaking user using the North American store, why do I constantly have to see apps in Asian languages? It's one of the many many annoying traits of Apple's vaunted App Store.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stridder44 Avatar
154 months ago
Front page news? This is possibly less important than the bug fix to iPhoto.


I, for one, have been losing sleep over this for months. This is EXCELLENT, life-alter news!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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