Yesterday, Apple sent out a letter to developers detailing a new Food and Drink category that is coming to the App Store in a few weeks. The category is to include “apps that help users cook and bake, mix drinks, manage recipes, find new restaurants and bars, and learn what their friends like to eat and drink.”

Pertinent applications, many of which are currently listed in the Lifestyle category of the App Store, will be moved automatically to the new category by Apple. There are currently thousands of apps for managing recipes and finding restaurants, and the upcoming iOS 6 Maps application will add to the mix by including Yelp check-ins.

The Food & Drink category isn’t expected to include diet, coupon clipping, food-related game, or grocery shopping apps. Apple’s letter noted that developers have until July 8, 2012 to opt out of having their apps moved to the new category.

[via The Verge]

Apple to add food and drink category to App Store originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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