Truckily serves up food truck finder for foodies, marketing tools for trucks

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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 12:00 am

Truckily in April launched its public beta with an aim to link food trucks with consumers.

For the fortunate few who can smell the delicious waft of food trucks miles away, you can stop reading. For everyone else, read on to find out about Truckily, your taste buds' new best friend.

The Kansas City startup's app—available nationwide—helps foodies find and interact with local food trucks, which have the opportunity to use the app as a location-based marketing tool that can automate social media, send push alerts to app users and create virtual punch cards.

Last month, co-founders Derek Kean (right) and Matthew Berkland launched the public beta for mobile and stationary vendors, working to onboard several in Kansas City, including CoffeeCakeKC, Indios Carbonsitos and TheFunnelCakeTruck, Kean said in an email.

"The big point we reiterated during our private tests and discussions was the idea of a 'Big Red Button' that would automate your marketing—both before arriving and once arriving at a new location," Kean said in a blog post. "Well, we delivered on the functionality, but sadly the button was changed to light blue."

Truckily is available for free on iOS devices and an Android version will be available soon, Kean said. Food truck owners can sign up for the app's marketing tools at the registration page.

 

Credits: Screenshot from Truckily on Facebook. Derek Kean photo from Kean on Twitter.

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