Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Charlotte Food Truck Tracker help

A quick note to several readers who have expressed love for the Food Truck Tracker map ( here it is) but a few difficulties using it:

1. You can zoom in on the map by double-clicking as often as you want to on the map itself (not the pins). Some days, trucks are in the same vicinity, and unless you zoom in, some pins disappear behind others.
2. You can choose the day of the week you want to inspect with the dropdown menu at bottom left. If you don't choose, you see all the days at once, which can be a little confusing -- but helpful if you're looking to see when a particular truck will be in a particular place. We wanted to offer both options, but using the dropdown improves readability.

Let me know if you have trouble, and I'll try to help, here or through email at hschwab@charlotteobserver.com.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks that really helped now make it work better on my smartphone and if you aren't sick of all our whining make it so you can click on one truck and print out its whole week's schedule...I know, I ask too much but LOVE the food trucks, such a great additioN to Charlotte food scene.

Anonymous said...

This is a great way of finding the fun side of the city...
I've been to the past 3 Food Truck Fridays on the Lunch lot in SouthEnd and can't wait to combine it with the First Friday Galley Crawl. Between this and the Common Markets courtyard it's really becoming a fun place to be.

Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Why are non of the authentic, Hispanic taco trucks on the map? Those are the only ones I want to visit, not these pretentious gourmet ones.

Helen Schwab said...

I've been trying to find someone who could help get that done and so far have had no luck -- if you've got any connections, please let me know via email!

Itchykoo said...

Are there ANY authentic Mexican restaurants in North Carolina? We moved here July 2011 from So. Calif. and cannot find any real, authentic Mexican food!! Places like Tacos Mexico in Pomona CA, Victorville CA, Montclair/Ontario El Torrito (semi-authentic), Los Roberto's in Victorville CA- California Burritos, with potatoes, ummmm IN NC- they put American Cheese on Tacos- PLEASE_ that sucks!!! Anyone out there know where the good stuff is located?? Thanks, Ted- Ex-So Cal Transplant

Itchykoo said...

Does anyone work on Sundays in North Carolina? Where did all the trucks on the map go? If you want to make $$$ need to work Sunday- you can still go to church in the morning - Ted