The simplest & most efficient way to text a taco to anyone in the world.
September 4, 2014 8:29 AM   Subscribe

Taco Text texts tacos. iOS only... for now.
posted by ph00dz (33 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great customer reviews:

I have been searching for a solid taco texting app for ages. Many of ones I tried previously were simply too feature rich for my liking. I’m a casual user. I don’t need the bells and whistles for my basic taco texting needs. Besides, all the additional functionality piled on the other apps I tried seemed to take away from the user experience, rather than enhance it. They were just clunky and confusing.

I’m not saying that making the perfect Taco Texting Application is easy! No disrespect to the other apps out there, but this one hits the mark, for me anyway.

The creators of this app definitely put the time in where it counts here. Recommended.

posted by josher71 at 8:41 AM on September 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


This is by far the dumbest app that I have ever immediately installed and used and giggled like a maniac while doing so.
posted by bondcliff at 8:42 AM on September 4, 2014 [9 favorites]


I was told there would be tacos.
posted by idiopath at 8:44 AM on September 4, 2014 [3 favorites]


Save electrons, mail a taco!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:48 AM on September 4, 2014


Can't they just make a taco emoji?
posted by ChuckRamone at 8:53 AM on September 4, 2014 [3 favorites]




It texts pictures of tacos, anyway. What I need is an app that integrates geolocation with a taco delivery service, so that I can text people mysterious unsolicited tacos at any time. I thought this was supposed to be the future?
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 9:21 AM on September 4, 2014 [13 favorites]


The lack of hip dude-food emojis is a notable omission. Sure, they have sushi and bento (yesteryear's cool cuisine, from back in the day when anime was buzzy and William Gibson had his finger on the pulse), but no Mexican cuisine at all, no trendy gourmet burgers (the burger looks very McDonalds) or kimchi dogs, and perhaps most catastrophically, no bacon. There should be at least 3 bacon emoji, because bacon is, of course, the elemental form of awesome.

Having said that, if they had bacon emojis, they might have to ship phones with them removed or replaced with generic food products to some countries.
posted by acb at 9:22 AM on September 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


Made by one of MeFi's own, I believe.
posted by zuhl at 9:35 AM on September 4, 2014


What Yo Hath Wrought
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:37 AM on September 4, 2014


Just texted 3 tacos in 1 minute while ignoring Rob Ford in the mayor's debate. Recommended!
posted by Beardman at 9:42 AM on September 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


I can't wait until Android implements the Alien Taco.
posted by goethean at 9:45 AM on September 4, 2014


Just texted 3 tacos in 1 minute while ignoring Rob Ford in the mayor's debate. Recommended!

To be fair, you could swap in a clause describing any app use as the first part of that sentence, and it would still make perfect sense. Rob Ford is like the bad taco of Canadian politics.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:50 AM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Jake: It's hard enough fitting both the mail texts and the tacos in here. I'll level with you. These bags texts weren't designed for tacos.

Michael: That's kind of what I'm getting at, Jake.

Jake: Well, don't tell me you don't like the tacos.

Michael: [gets close, in his face] Jake, I love the tacos. They're maybe the best tacos I've ever had. But I think if I had to choose between the mail texts, and the tacos, I have to choose the mail texts.

Jake: Okay, I'm gonna take a breath here. I think you might be saying something you don't quite mean. What I'm hearing is, you don't want the tacos.
posted by TofuGolem at 9:51 AM on September 4, 2014 [6 favorites]


Made by one of MeFi's own, I believe.

Not I Love Tacos, funnily enough.
posted by Mr. Six at 9:51 AM on September 4, 2014


Right, if that's sorted can we have a muffin (NOT a cupcake) emoji now?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:06 AM on September 4, 2014


Jake: Well, don't tell me you don't like the tacos.

Whenever Kevin Allison does Stamps.com ads on the Risk podcast, I always expect to hear something about how taco delivery fits into their business model.
posted by doctornecessiter at 10:11 AM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


> Having said that, if they had bacon emojis, they might have to ship phones with them removed or replaced with generic food products to some countries.

There are already emoji for pigs and dogs. There's no practical problem with emoji that risk offense, any more than the inclusion of certain letters in the alphabet allows somebody to spell bad words.

(Incidentally, there are emoji for "toilet", "bathtub" and "love hotel", but there's no emoji yet for "bed")
posted by ardgedee at 10:37 AM on September 4, 2014


Wait, who is offended by dogs?
posted by maryr at 10:41 AM on September 4, 2014


I thought it was lobsters we where suppose to be sending through the air.
posted by edgeways at 10:43 AM on September 4, 2014


Or are you implying that 🐖🐕 = hot dog?
posted by maryr at 10:43 AM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wake me when there's a pork roll, egg and cheese app.
posted by Colby_Longhorn at 10:47 AM on September 4, 2014


maryr: "Wait, who is offended by dogs?"

Certain schools of Islamic jurisprudence consider dogs to be ritually unclean. Just within Sunni jurisprudence, Shafi'i and Hanbali schools see them as completely najis, Hanafi permits working dogs (herding, hunting, et.c), and I believe Maliki views only wild dogs as unacceptable.

Like with most things, it's complicated.
posted by zamboni at 11:30 AM on September 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


I have no idea how these people got their tacos wedged into their smartphones, or why.
posted by Etrigan at 11:38 AM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Which permissions did it ask for? Is this accessing your contacts and camera phone, what? Just curious.
posted by doreur at 11:53 AM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Really all it does is put up a picture of a taco and when you "send" it it just opens the iOS Airdrop thing and lets you put it in a text message or tweet it. It doesn't access anything. It's basically an app that lets you choose a picture of a taco.
posted by bondcliff at 11:59 AM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Ugh you can't even hold the tomatoes! gross
posted by rottytooth at 1:02 PM on September 4, 2014


That's a Taco Bell pseudo taco, known in Mexico as a chingadera. Unacceptable.
posted by clearlydemon at 1:16 PM on September 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


I love the tacos.
posted by ifjuly at 1:57 PM on September 4, 2014


This one means Oh hey
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:30 PM on September 4, 2014


Thanks for remembering me, @zuhl.
posted by benbrown at 6:11 PM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Why not just port burrito to iOS?
posted by axiom at 6:52 PM on September 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


Is there some kind of dumb app competition? I'd love to enter this app. I'm not even snarking, it's delightfully dumb!
posted by Omnomnom at 1:15 PM on September 5, 2014


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