Mobile App

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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.

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.

The application is developed in HTML and JavaScript and is based on the PhoneGap platform (also known as Cordova). It is packaged for Android and iOS with the Moodstock scanner. On other platforms (Windows Phone…) it needs the BarcodeScanner PhoneGap plugin instead.


Development notes

Mobile App/Development Notes

Native Apps

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)

Ubuntu Mobile

Work has started (@nymeria and #ubuntu on Slack)

Windows Phone


Mobile App/Roadmap

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

Other Apps?

  • Calculation of calories and other nutrients
  • An offline version ( avoiding making an internet connection for lookups)


Mobile App/AppStores