Evolve with us.
As Foodtree evolves we keep pushing towards a day in which our comprehensive food database serves citizens what they’re hoping to know about their food, everywhere they want it delivered to them.
The database we’re building isn’t a matter of organizing a bunch of spreadsheets. It’s a database you have the opportunity to participate in, because our food system is a human one, and it’s constantly changing. Made by humans, moved by humans, and consumed by humans our food system is a social being, and so should be the database that enhances it.
Share and contribute.
Contributing to the Foodtree Community got a little easier today, as we release an update that simplifies the site a bit, gives you a better navigation bar and reminds you that if you’re searching for a food business near you, and you don’t find it, you can quickly add it to the community.
You can become a fan of your favorite producers and you can request that they stop by to share their story with us…things like where you can buy their products* and who the people behind their products are.
*Food businesses can also now put a Foodtree Where To Buy Map widget on their own websites, keeping this information up-to-date easily and in both places without any technical knowledge. We’ll even help them install it!
For both members and food businesses, we’re now measuring your Reach, which is the number of food sources your profile is connected to. All of these measures will be used to give our community various benefits like awards, badges, coupons, and exclusive features. Start contributing now to get a head start!
Contribution stats…what we’re measuring.
We released contribution stats a while ago, and they’re becoming more important. We want to make it worth everyone’s while to contribute to Foodtree.
We’re now measuring a handful of stats related to contribution and participation. We’re tracking everything you add to Foodtree, everything you Fan, and everything you add to Personal Foodtrees.
We hope you like the update, and let us know how we can continue to make it a great place to contribute your knowledge about what you’re eating, and you relationship to your food system. Got thoughts or questions? You can always find us on Twitter, or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.