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I’ve been so focused on celebrating the publication of my latest book, Eating My Way Through Italy, that I haven’t had a minute to tell you about my other big news. EAT ITALY, my best-selling app is now available for Android!!
I first published my app over 8 years ago. At first there was Eat Rome, which was the first English language guide to eating in Italy. This soon lead to Eat Florence and Eat Venice. In 2016 I relaunched them under the umbrella app EAT ITALY, adding regions and cities like Umbria, Puglia, Torino and Milan. From the very beginning these apps have been a top seller on iTunes, and it’s been a way for me to share my favorite places to eat throughout Italy with all of you. Well. Almost all of you.
From the beginning I have received messages asking me to please, please, please make the app available for Android devices. Since the last update of the iPhone OS meant I had to completely revamp the software anyway (thanks a lot Apple), it made it feasible to finally offer Eat Italy at the google play store.
In case you are curious, the way the app works is that I am ALWAYS updating the content. That part is easy and somewhat painless. But behind the scenes the software needs updating too, and that I leave to trusted professionals (thank you Gokul and James!). And so while this email is mainly about the launch of EAT ITALY for Android, I am also happy to tell you that the software for the iOS version has been completely retooled as well. Better mapping, easier filtering and a lot more nifty tools to make eating your way through your next trip to Italy even easier.
Also? I will be adding 8 new regions and cities in the next several months. While working on my most recent books I traveled all over Italy and the restaurants I discovered in places like Naples, Positano, Sicily, Trieste and more will be making their way into the app. If you already have Eat Italy installed in your phone, the new guides will appear magically.
Did I mention that most of the app is completely free? You can download Eat Italy for free. Then you can decide which cities you would like to download onto your device. Rome, Venice and Florence cost a few dollars each. But the rest of the cities and regions are, and will remain, completely free.