Oysterguru by Guruapps (iPhone)
Released: Mar 14, 2011
Version: 1.0
Size: 1 MB
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The most comprehensive guide for identifying East & West Coast oysters from the United States and Canada. A “must have” for the oyster connoisseur. Don't know the difference between an Aspy Bay and a Willapa Bay? Oysterguru makes it easy! The most complete reference tool whether you are a beginner or expert. Learn about the oysters on a menu, keep a record of those you've tried and share with your friends.


We've given you three ways to find your oyster of choice. Search over 350 entries alphabetically, by region, or by salinity.

See individual flavor profiles and the time of year it is farmed.

Save your favorites, add your own notes, ratings and flavor profiles utilizing our list of over 50 keywords or add your own.

Find restaurants in 28 Canadian and American Cities.

Shop for oysters for a feast at your home.

Share your oysters on Facebook.

Submit your own oyster or restaurant for future updates.

You will also find a guide detailing the basics in choosing an oyster including pairings, factors that determine an oyster’s flavors, and an overview of the five different oyster species.


"Is there anything an iPhone can't do?... Now it can help you choose oysters. A dry run at my desk seems pretty reliable. My beloved Olympias are described as medium salinity and “sweet, salty, copper, cucumber.” Another favorite, Totten Inlet Virginicas, are high salinity and “briny, sweetness, mineral.”" - Los Angeles Times "Daily Dish" online

"This app really is the oyster lovers dream come true, making it easy and quick to journal the oysters that you have eaten to to get a reference to one that is on the menu that you have not tried before." - Oystergeek.com

"I’ve got to say that I love it! It is an excellent tool for an “at a glance” profile of 350 oysters from North America. ...I tried to stump it by searching for some of the most obscure oysters I know of and all of them were already in the app. Oysterguru would be especially helpful for restaurant waitstaff and chefs who want a quick, searchable data base of oyster info for their customers. And the oyster connoisseur will love the app's feature which allows you to add your own notes and flavor profiles to each oyster along with where you had occasion to enjoy it." - chefs-resources.com
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Oysterguru is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 50% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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