New iPhone App Finds You Free Fruit

The people behind the website Neighborhood Fruit have just released an iPhone app called Find Fruit. The premise sounds pretty good: You are wandering the streets, want a snack, get out your phone, and it will tell you the closest public fruit trees to your location.

The app is 99 cents and currently covers Austin, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Fe, and Seattle, but more trees are being updated daily according to the press release. When we tested it at CHOW HQ, we thought that the database was still in need of more trees, but overall we thought it was a good app, and liked features like the ability to filter trees by what is in season, and to get directions from our location to our tree of choice. Who knew there were a bunch of guavas waiting to be picked in San Francisco?

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