Kitchenbug is an app aimed at helping food bloggers. It's designed to work as an online cookbook that allows its users to create and share recipes with their friends and family in a seamless manner. Kitchenbug also provides an excellent platform to share one’s cooking experience and passion with others. It allows the user to create and manage all the original recipes at one centralized place which would help him to track the whole stuff from anywhere with the help of Internet. It helps its users in getting comments about the recipes managed in the list from any person who tries them. Besides this, one can also keep an eye on the recipes and activities of friends on Kitchenbug. To add different recipes on Kitchenbug’s profile, a user can directly put them from his personal computer. One can also add up a web link to the recipes. Kitchenbug can also suggest ingredients related to the recipes. The site also has a video section where users can watch the demonstration of how to go through with cooking great dishes. The site is an effective place to keep ones old traditional heritage of unique recipes and cooking diligence safe and making sure that the invaluable legacy is passed from one generation to another.
Kitchenbug is an Israel-based company and is self-funded. The site was launched on the first noon of the month of November 2007 by Ofir Sahar who personally has a great amount of passion and love for cooking in him.
The site is equipped with some great features which might be a differentiating factor. It claims to have and can give a potential edge to the site over its other online competitors. The automatic link detection feature to add up links to the recipes and smart suggestions generator for ingredients of recipes are some of the features the site emphasizes.
The visuals are very attractive and shiny. The site is clean and organized. The space has been appropriately used and the food pictures add visual stimulation. Many images on the site are stylishly taken and mouthwatering. The site's logo goes very well with the name. It consists of ‘Kitchenbug’ written in black and red. A similar color combination is used for the bug shown on the left side of the text. The site also has a section which displays different famous quotes on fooding and cooking on the home page itself emphasizing the importance of food in one’s life.
A user cannot yet directly sign up to be a member. The site is in private Beta and had released only 1000 invitations for Techcrunch readers. In a short span of time the site received a great response from the Techcrunch readers and is fully booked. But the site is accepting the requests of new users for joining the site with an assurance that the site will send an invitation to them the moment they open for the public.
Kitchenbug is free.
The website is delightful and encourages all those who are interested in writing and love to share their recipes with others. It is an online storage platform for the favorite, unique and traditional recipes and can be recommended to the persons who love to cook food especially the housewives and who have a number of kitchen stuff to share with the rest of the world.