SECRET Harbour resident Francie Jones has developed an app Snack Tracker.
The app brings together the mobile food community in one space, making it easier for customers to search for snacks while also bringing business to vendors.
Miss Jones idea developed when she was waiting for a Mr Whippy van.
“We could hear him but couldn’t see him,” she said.
“It was time for my son’s bath – so began a tantrum.
“It evolved from Mr Whippy vans to food trucks overnight.”
The app has been running for more than two weeks and already has nearly 400 downloads.
Snack Tracker is the only app in Australia where customers can find all the information on mobile food and drink vendors, including menu details, customer reviews, booking and contact details, an events calendar and real time tracking using GPS.
If a vendor is open for business, customers can now track them down.
Customers can choose a business as a favourite and have a notification sent to their phone when the snacks are close by.
New trucks are coming on board everyday and Ms Jones hopes to feature every mobile food vendor in WA.
Miss Jones said many food van vendors were run by real chefs who ran trucks to alleviate the pressures of restaurant overheads.
“The food is healthy, mostly handmade and affordable,” she said.
“The best part is, we are supporting small, local businesses and putting dollars back in to the pockets of Aussie families.”
Snack Tracker works closely with Dinner at Dusk and Barefoot Entertainment & Events who run food truck festivals all over Perth.
Visit Snack Tracker or like their Facebook page.
Snack Tracker is free to download on both the Apple and Android play stores.