Gluten Free Community Can Now Benefit from Website’s Detailed, User-Submitted Reviews of Restaurants and Other Businesses When Using a Smart Phone
GlutenFreeTravelSite, launched in 2008 to give the gluten free community a place to share reviews of “gluten free friendly” restaurants, other businesses, and travel venues, today announced the release of their Dine Gluten Free apps for both iPhone and Android devices.
Now, fans of GlutenFreeTravelSite will be able to access the site’s thousands of dining and travel reviews when “on the go” using either iOS or Android powered devices. The user-submitted reviews of restaurants, bakeries, markets, hotels, resorts, and B&Bs throughout the U.S. and around the world are searchable by town or zip code and can be mapped and shared with others. A special reminder service within the Dine Gluten Free app also allows users to save “must try” establishments in areas they’ll be visiting – and then receive an alert on their mobile phone when they’re in close proximity.
Karen Broussard, Founder of GlutenFreeTravelSite said, “Whether you’re looking for a new restaurant to try in your area, a safe place to eat on a family vacation, or a venue for dining when traveling on business, you’ll have convenient access to detailed accounts of other people’s gluten free dining experiences. The reliable peer reviews found within the Dine Gluten Free app — complete with tips on how to make your meals as safe and enjoyable as possible — help steer you toward the most accommodating places to stay, dine, and shop. You’ll never again feel limited or deprived when eating out.”
Blogger Erin Smith, who organizes the NYC Celiac Meetup Group and publishes both the Gluten Free Fun Blog and Gluten Free Globetrotter Blog, added, “The new Dine Gluten Free app from GlutenFreeTravelSite is definitely something I will use when traveling both within NYC (my hometown) as well as when on the road for work and leisure. As a frequent gluten-free traveler, having this app right on my iPhone is very convenient when looking for a place to eat a safe, gluten-free meal on the go.”
Other features of the Dine Gluten Free app include:
- A list of many restaurant chains that offer Gluten Free Menus, with dedicated pages for each restaurant containing links to its Gluten Free Menu, locations, website, Facebook page, and coupons if offered
- A Submit Review feature which gives users the ability to submit feedback about a restaurant from their smart phone during or immediately after their meal
- A national Calendar listing upcoming gluten free events, trips, and expos, which users may add to
- A Forum to share news and ask questions of other gluten free users of the app
- Links to articles from the Gluten Free Travel Blog and GlutenFreeTravelSite’s Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages
Karen Broussard launched GlutenFreeTravelSite in 2008, several years after her son Ryan was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at a very young age. She wanted to give the gluten free community a place where they could share their valuable feedback on gluten free dining and travel spots with one another. She has continued to grow the site over the years and unveiled a new design with expanded content last summer. In addition to its focus on dining and travel reviews, GlutenFreeTravelSite also includes a section dedicated to reviews of College Dining Services, a page detailing gluten free policies of the major Cruise Lines and links to gluten free cruise reviews, and a list of Camps accommodating kids following gluten free diets. Karen remains active in the gluten free community and is an Associate Editor of Simply Gluten Free magazine.