Food Allergy App for iPhone

April 23, 2012 No Comments »
Food Allergy App for iPhone

The Bottom Line

My Food Facts shows a lot of promise, but the database behind the app is not quite robust enough at this point to make it useful on a day-to-day level for people with food allergies. The limited number of allergens that My Food Facts will screen for also limits the usefulness of the app.

Pros

  • Scanner function is very fast, and has a cool factor as well.
  • Database stores ingredient and nutritional information, as well as allergy alerts.
  • Users can save foods to a favorites list in-phone.

Cons

  • Only finds information on most common food allergens.
  • Information in the saved My Food Facts database may not reflect recent ingredient changes.
  • Database does not contain many specialty allergy products.

Description

  • Scans barcodes using iPhone camera.
  • Links to database of product ingredients and allergy alerts.
  • Allows users to personalize by selecting from common food allergies.

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