Four days after release, Dishy for iPhone and iPod touch has become the best selling cooking application on the UK iTunes App Store.

Dishy promises to make cooking easy and is billed as a recipe book, shopping list and a step-by-step guide to actually cooking a meal all in one.

95 included recipes, developed by an in-house chef, are searchable by dietary requirements, ingredients - measured in metric or imperial - and cooking time.

Users choose one or more dishes to cook, along with for how many. Dishy then creates an interactive shopping list for all the ingredients, items can be 'ticked off on screen as you walk around the shop or supermarket.

Dishy guides the user through the cooking process one step at a time, including ensuring getting the timings right. Countdown timers are built into the recipes wherever they are needed, and a progress indicator and expected finish time help the user get all components of the meal on the table at the right time insists Dishy’s founder and lead developer James Carroll.

Available from the Apple iTunes App Store Dishy costs £1.79 - normal price £2.99 - for a limited introductory period and requires the iPhone 2.2.1 Software Update.

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