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Locals create app that shows El Paso restaurants' inspection scores

El Paso Times 
EL PASO, Texas - A penchant for eating out, and a case of food poisoning led Juan Hernandez and his partner to develop a mobile application that makes it easy to find health-inspection scores for El Paso restaurants.

The free, Soupfly app hit the market about three weeks ago.

Eating out was a large motivator for development of the app, said Hernandez, 26, vice president of Spectrum Solutions, an El Paso marketing company, which produced Soupfly. Another motivator was that, Andreas Jantos, president of the company and technical developer of the app, got food poisoning at a restaurant when he and his family moved to El Paso about two years ago.

"John came up with the idea after I told him about my experience," Jantos, 32, said. "John is our idea machine and connected the dots," and we decided to produce an app to make the city's health-inspection data more accessible to the community, he said.

Soupfly also is available for Las Vegas restaurants, and Spectrum has plans to expand the app into Austin, San Antonio and other markets in coming weeks, Hernandez said.

The app is available on android operating systems via the Google Play app store, and it's expected to be available for iPhones by next week, Hernandez said.

Read more about this app, visit www.ElPasoTimes.com.

Download Soupfly:

IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soupfly/id844142169?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spectrumsolutionsep.soupfly