Step 1: Sign up
Sign up to Forkly through Twitter or Facebook, or using your email address. You can change these social connections later if you wish. The Feed screen shows nearby Tastes added by Forkly users. Tap Want it to add Tastes to your Want list. Tap the ‘…’ button to share via Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS.
Step 2: Find friends
The friends feed will be blank until you add some connections on Forkly. Tap the Find Friends button in the top-right corner to locate friends via Facebook or Twitter, or search by name. You’ll also find ‘featured’ Forkly users here. Tap on a username or icon to view their Tastes and Wants.
Step 3: Find food
If you particularly fancy an ice cream, for example, you can look for one by tapping the search icon in the top-left corner of the Feed screen. You’ll then see a list of Tastes left by other users. Tap one to see a larger picture, and more information. Tap the name of the restaurant or café to find its location and a map.
Step 4: New discoveries
If you’re already looking at a menu but can’t decide what to eat, go to the Discover screen and tap Already at a restaurant or bar? Choose where you are, and you’ll be presented with the opinions of other users. If you want to find somewhere to eat, you can search by Forkly Favourites, and a variety of different food types.
Step 5: The taste test
Add a Taste by tapping Taste & Rate, then Add taste. Find your meal by selecting it from the options. If you can’t find a match you can enter it manually. Next, take a picture with your iPhone’s camera, and you’re ready to rate and post. Add a note and a rating, and post it for other Forkly users to see.
Step 6: Check you out
Tap Activity to see ‘influence points’ you’ve earned, which can be gained when Forkly users Want your posts, or carry out other interactions. Tap Profile to view your Tastes, Wants, Followers and Following lists, and see who you’ve influenced or are influenced by. You can also access your settings here.