Android Apps

Lollihop uses Android to find healthy-but-tasty food in your area [Video Demo]

May 11, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka



You probably know all the best Android apps for finding food, but a great deal of those results may be no good for you. Who cares if the hottest restaurant in town comes highly recommended if you can’t eat anything off the menu because you’re vegan or trying to find places friendlier to losing weight?

An upcoming Android app known as Lollihop will probably be a welcome addition to your phone if that’s the case. Lolihopp is a restaurant recommendation app geared specifically for the health conscious consumer. The app focuses on finding restaurants and eateries nearby that offer healthy meals or specific dishes. So someone looking to get a salad or food that is gluten-free can use this app to filter through all the possible restaurants and find a place suitable to your dietary habits or needs.

Lollihop is taking part in the Google I/O 2011 Developer Sandbox and I managed to get a quick product demo from its co-founders. They tell me that in addition to running on Android 2.1 or higher phones, Lollihop will have a website to help users find healthy eats and see their eating habits. When it launches in coming weeks, Lollihop will offer a free basic plan for locating restaurants and a premium plan that offers extra features like diet goals, health tips, and the ability to budget a meal plan.

Android users can request an invite to be notified when the product launches. Here’s a quick demo video