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Lessons in Localisation

Since our first international launch in 2012, we’d understood the importance of localising a product to the market. That is, it wasn’t enough to simply collect high-quality restaurant data and present it in a one-size-fits-all way–it needed to cater to local trends and...

Our first Open Source contribution: Stunning Photo Filters for your Android apps

Let’s face it — the first thing most of us do when food arrives at our table is pull out our phones and take pictures of what we’re eating. Now, we know everyone loves using filters on their photos, and we want foodies to have a simple way to apply them before sharing their...

Rewriting the Network Connection Layer in Our Android Apps

Given the large number of features we have in our apps, performance is of prime importance, and it’s something we look at very closely. We’re constantly tinkering with various components of the app to improve speed, reduce the memory footprint, and optimise battery usage. W...

How we moved our Food Feed from Redis to Cassandra

The Food Feed is an integral part of our social graph, as it keeps our users engaged and up-to-date with their friends’ restaurant reviews and pictures, and even offers and discounts from bookmarked restaurants. We chose Redis to power our Feed, because given the use case a...