More Restaurants Launch Food Trucks, and an App Helps Fans Find Them

Photo Credit: Kansas City Eat+Drink

Derek Kean recalls the frustration of trying to track down a food truck while on a trip to San Francisco.


“The app we downloaded didn’t find any. We’d seen food trucks on the streets, but we never knew where they were stopping,” says Kean, who lives in Kansas City.

That’s when Kean and his business partner, senior software developer Matt Berkland, decided they wanted to create what they hope will become the Rolls-Royce of roaming apps. Truckily rolls out this month, and it was developed with input from Kansas City food trucks Indios Carbonsitos, CoffeeCakeKC and the Funnel Cake Truck.

Truckily’s biggest selling point: It allows food truck entrepreneurs to make a location update that pinpoints them on a map. These updates flow to Twitter and Facebook, similar to the way TweetDeck allows a post in one space to migrate to all other social media platforms with a single touch.  READ MORE

Posted on May 3, 2013 and filed under The Chipotle Effect.