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Crush’d: Exploring the Mobile App Built for Food Challenges

Crush'd is one of the first mobile applications for food challenges, boasting a food challenge map, challenger leaderboards, restaurant/challenge submissions, and more!

 

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Launched just a few days into the new year and developed by Robert Baer, Crush'd is working to create a premium food challenge experience on the go. It was designed to allow users to find food challenges while keeping track of their own food challenge experience straight from their pocket. 


Join us as we deep-dive into the world of Crush'd!

 

Getting Started/Navigation


Crush'd offers the option to create an account for a more personalized experience, which requires accepting the app's privacy policy and terms of service. Otherwise, users can continue as guests but will not have access to certain features, including liking challenges.


There is also a quick navigation menu that can fast-track users' experience while using the app. The first square represents the "My Likes" list, and the second represents the challenger leaderboard. Additionally, users can find options for restaurant/challenge submissions, correction submissions, and account settings at the bottom of the screen.

 

Crush'd Food Challenge App, Food Challenges, Competitive Eating App, Competitive Eating

 

Crush'd Food Challenge App, Food Challenges, Competitive Eating App, Competitive Eating

 

Food Challenges


After creating an account or continuing as a guest, users can sort challenges by keywords, location, alphabetical order, or randomization. They can also view the top ten food challenges, which can be tapped individually to reveal more details about them. This feature can be helpful for finding challenges to attempt while keeping track of new ones.

 

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Crush'd also features an explorable world map of food challenges. Users have to navigate through the map to find their location. The map will then show clickable pins representing food challenges if they are available at that location.


Each pin lists details about the challenge, including a description, prizes, location, and contact information for the restaurant. Users can also tap the heart icon for a challenge, which adds it to their "My Likes" list, which we will cover next.


(NOTE: There is no way to search by keyword or location directly from the map at this time.)

 

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My Likes


The "My Likes" feature helps users keep track of food challenges that they have liked. The hourglass icon means users can tap it to indicate that they have attempted a challenge but did not complete it, which flips it from red to green. This feature can be helpful to keep track of challenge attempts in case challengers want to rematch a challenge.


The trophy icon represents victories for challengers. If the trophy is red, it means a user has not conquered that specific challenge, while tapping to turn it green means they have completed that challenge. If they have made the trophy green, they are automatically ranked and may find themselves on the leaderboard depending on how many challenges they crushed.

 

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Challenger Leaderboard


This feature allows users to view the leaderboard and current rankings. Users can see how they stack up against the competition and check how many challenges are currently "Crush'd" by other challengers on the leaderboard. Profile pictures are displayed if chosen, and medals appear next to the top three ranking challengers on the leaderboard.

 


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Challenge/Contest Calendar


The challenge/contest calendar is the newest feature update for Crush'd. It helps users keep track of upcoming eating contests and competitions. If they tap "read more," users can view specific details about each eating contest/competition, including descriptions, locations, prizes, records, and links.

 

Crush'd Food Challenge App, Food Challenges, Competitive Eating App, Competitive Eating

 

Crush'd Food Challenge App, Food Challenges, Competitive Eating App, Competitive Eating

 

Crush'd is currently available on the App Store for Apple devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices, retailing at $2.99. There have already been a few updates for Crush'd, with more likely to come in the future. It will be interesting to see how this app evolves and how it will play a role in the world of food challenges. We'll be watching!

 

UPDATE (6/9/24): All data from the app has disappeared, including challenges, contests, and user profiles. There have been no updates on social media about the app for months. We have contacted the creator for a comment regarding Crush'd. We will update this section again when necessary.

 

DISCLAIMER: The content and challenges listed in this article are for informational purposes only. Do your own research and exercise caution if you are thinking about attempting a food challenge or eating contest (including spicy food challenges and eating contests). It is at your own risk.

 

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