Friday, March 26

iTacos - The TacoJournalism App

What do tacos and technology have in common? Nowadays, everything! Over the last year, we've been working with our amigo Tony Buckingham on developing TJ's iPhone app - iTACOS. We've debated what should be included in it; any taco joint, our fave spots, our blog posts, ads, no ads, names, etc. So we finally agreed to publish the 2.0 taco version. Consider it an app that's somewhere in between the taco trailer and the full on restaurant. You'll like how easy it is to use but sometimes you'll need to speak Español or add some cebollitas to get the order just right! So here it is in all it's glory with some helpful tips...

The name: iTACOS
It is the Taco Journalism app but there was a limit on the letters. So we went with iTACOS. Also, the singular version was taken by one of those eating/drinking your iPhone types.

Price: Free! What a deal!

Locations: Austin, Texas only - The Breakfast Taco Capital of the World!

Functions:
Taco Locations - If we've tasted it, you'll find it. Only TJ taquerias make it on list.
Search - It's linked with Google GPS and will find the nearest TJ taco joint near you. You can search by zip and map the locations.
Taco Details - It's linked to our blog so you'll be able to read our posts, reviews & best rated tacos as well as the taqueria details.


Get it today! Download iTacos for free @ the App Store 

Stay hungry my friends!
Mando

14 comments:

Chance said...

Freaking awesome! Excited to use this next time I am craving a good taco.

Kurt Mitschke said...

This is a really great idea. I seem to judge a city/town by their taco offerings, and Austin definitely has some great ones. It would be great if all cities offered an app like this.

Check out Chi'Lantro's Korean-Mexican tacos, I was pretty impressed.

The Commish said...

Jarod and I (The Commish) just went to Chi-Lantro on Thursday. Look for a forthcoming review.

Shelly said...

I love the idea, and I love the app. Unfortunately, there seem to be a few out-of-date listings. I know you're only including tacos places you've reviewed, but how about removing or updating those that have changed?

The Commish said...

@shelly. if you have an out-of-date listing that you know about, please send it on. we'll update it.

Anonymous said...

adding business hours to the listings would be awesome

j3s said...

First suggestion:

Consider updating the link in your entry to point directly to the App itself. This will eliminate the need for manual searches and also save people from inadvertently coming across the overly questionable "iTaco" app.

Download iTacos for free @ the App Store

Garrick said...

I vote for Mi Victoria at 5245 Burnet Rd. I have been going there for years. You are welcomed by the smell of lovely Mexican Pastries and Chicharrones under a heat lamp.

canuxican said...

Awesome!
Next version should allow user comments through the app.
Would be nice to be able to give our own opinions on the different shacks.

Anonymous said...

wish you had one for droid users

El Mundo De Mando said...

Thanks for the tips y'all. Updating the link now!

kcritter said...

What about us Android users??? We like good tacos too!

alittlefoodish said...

Just downloaded this app. Really useful, but needs more reviews of places up in North Austin!

MsBeanMSSW said...

Wishing for iTacos for Droid.