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If you like to cook with your smartphone or tablet, you’ve always been better off owning an iOS device where recipe and cooking apps tend to gravitate. But popular recipe search engine Yummly has made the jump to Google’s operating system, acknowledging the fact millions of Android users gotta eat too.
Yummly isn’t just an aggregator of recipes from popular cooking sites on the web, it’s also a semantic search engine for food that lets you tailor your menu to specific nutritional requirements, cuisines and even your own personal tastes for salty and sweet, spicy and bitter. It parses individual recipes for food data, and personalizes its recommendations based on your cooking history.
The iOS app has already been a big hit for Yummly. In the 12 months since its iPhone app launch, its iOS apps have been downloaded 3.5 million, and it’s grown in monthly unique visitors from 10 million to 15 million home cooks. The Android app is available for download in Google Play.