Last week I came across an article about the 90′s smash hit “Trainspotting”. It was a fresh, exciting and compelling independent film that was a huge hit around the world. “Trainspotting” put British film, actors, writers and directors back in world focus and was the launching pad for a few of the Scottish actors like Ewan McGregor and Johnny Lee Miller. It was a breakthrough film at every level from advertising, design, storyline, casting and direction that has continued to be a hit cult favorite today.
So imagine my surprise today when I came across an article about a new foodie iPhone app called “Foodspotting”. It was recently announced at SXSW Interactive in Austin this weekend and ironically it too was a BIG hit. I did a double take on the name of the app and then I noticed the log design was identical to a certain film. You guessed it… “Trainspotting”.
Is it merely coincidence that Trainspotting is celebrating their 15 year anniversary this month at the same time that “Foodspotting” is announcing their app at SXSW? Maybe so or maybe not, but the timing is perfect. I decided to download the app and if “Foodspotting” is anything as good as the film, then there should be a crowd of foodie junkies lining up for more in the future.
- Cue the Foodspotting video:
- Cue the Trainspotting title end sequence: