Hollywood Teams Up with The Motor City


For Immediate Release


Hollywood Teams Up With The Motor City

SHFT and Ford select jacAPPS to develop the “Food Tripping” App


Southfield, MI, April 22, 2013 – jacAPPS announced today in coordination with The Ford Motor Company and SHFT.COM, the cultural media platform that curates the best in design, art, food, film and music, the launch of Food Tripping – a free mobile application that allows users to find a broad range of fresh, local, seasonal, healthy food options on-the go.


“We were thrilled when we were selected to develop the app for the Food Tripping project,” said jacAPPS President Paul Jacobs.  “This is an important project for our company, as we continue to broaden our portfolio, but it’s also true to our values.  As road warriors ourselves, we look forward to using the Food Tripping app often.”


SHFT.COM was founded in December, 2009 by film producer Peter Glatzer and the star of HBO’s “Entourage,” actor/filmmaker Adrian Grenier.  The brand has attracted a dedicated audience, an arsenal of original and aggregated content, and a growing list of corporate partnerships including the Ford Motor Company.  Their collective goal has been to creatively educate people on sustainable options and healthy living.


“We are excited to see this app come to life,” said Peter Glatzer, Co-Founder of SHFT.com “It’s a great tool to have while on the road, or wherever you are in the country when you’re at a loss for finding a healthy place to eat.  What’s great about the Food Tripping app is its scope. The app will feature a broad range of options from local organic markets and juice bars to micro-breweries, wineries, distilleries, and fine dining where local seasonal fare is served.”


The Food Tripping app is available as a free download on iPhone, iPad and Android available today, Earth Day. To celebrate its announcement, Ford and SHFT.com have curated the best green gadgets to take on road trips – from a backpack made from used plastic bottles to a solar charge-able music boom box. The full list of items can be found at www.SHFT.com.


Click here to access The iPhone Food Tripping app in the iTunes Store. 


Click here to access The Android Food Tripping app in the Google Play Market.


About jacAPPS

Since November, 2008, jacAPPS has produced over 750 mobile apps for local and global broadcasters, including WTOP/Washington, D.C., KIRO/Seattle, WEEI/Boston, WGN/Chicago, 91X/San Diego, and many other legendary brands.  Honored by Crain’s Detroit Business as the largest mobile app developer in Michigan in 2011 and as a digital innovator by Corp! Magazine, jacAPPS is the leader in developing custom mobile solutions for multiple categories, including festivals and events, television programs, legal and professional firms, and many others.  Information can be found at www.jacapps.com.


For more information, contact Paul Jacobs at (248) 353-9030 or at paul@jacapps.com.
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