We currently have HTML-based apps for iOS and Android, using a wrapper. We'd very much like have native apps for speed and access to more advanced features. If you're an iOS, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone developper, we'd very much welcome you :-)
Mobile applications for Open Food Facts.
- 1 Mobile Web version
- 2 Phonegap - Android, iOS, Windows Phone
- 3 Native Apps
- 4 Brainstorming
- 5 Applications dedicated to uses other than the collection
- 6 Distribution
Mobile Web version
Phonegap - Android, iOS, Windows Phone
The application is mainly dedicated to the collection of products: barcode scanning , sending photos, input basic informations.
- Code on Github : https://github.com/openfoodfacts/openfoodfacts-android/tree/master/phonegap/Open%20Food%20Facts
- App on the Apple AppStore
- App on Google Play
- App on the Windows Store
- App on the Amazon Store
A native application would allow a more fluid use. PhoneGap app is actually running in a webview, a kind of Web browser, and is suddenly relatively slow and sometimes unstable.
Work has started (@itchix on Slack) https://github.com/openfoodfacts/OpenFoodFacts-androidApp
Work has started (@nymeria and #ubuntu on Slack)
Applications dedicated to uses other than the collection
Large public Application : information consultation
Display nutritional traffic lights etc. .
Large public Application : augmented reality
- Information display overlay product .
- Ongoing trial with Moodstocks . First tests rather conclusive: the products are easily recognized when the camera passes over ( without scanning and without taking a picture ) .
Application for people who have difficulty reading
- For people who are blind, have difficulty reading when it says very little that can not read.
- Demo of Speech-enabled app on Android http://fr.openfoodfacts.org/js/off-vocal.apk
- Calculation of calories and other nutrients
- An offline version ( avoiding making an internet connection for lookups)