Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Allergy Eats Mobile – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: AllergyEats is your online and mobile guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the US. AllergyEats provides valuable peer-based feedback about how well (or poorly) restaurants accommodate the needs of food-allergic customers. This sharing of real experiences from real people allows food-allergic and gluten-intolerant diners to quickly and easily find restaurants that will cater to their special dietary requirements – and avoid the ones that won’t.
What it actually does: The AllergyEatsMobile app offers menus, including gluten-free menus, allergen lists, certifications, nutrition info, links to dining tips and other outside resources. You can search for allergy-friendly restaurants on the go, without the need to be in front of a computer. The app also covers many different allergies, such as peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish, sesame and soy.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is filled with user-generated content, which is great for unbiased reviews of restaurants. It would be even better if there were specific meal suggestions as well.
Ease of use: The app is fairly easy to use but does have some glitches and is often slow to load.
Who would best benefit from the app?: Those who have a food allergy or are looking to choose a restaurant that is suitable for those with food allergies.
Visual: 12 (1-15)
Usability: 10 (1-15)
Content: 20 (1-25)
Usefulness: 18 (1-25)
Value: 10 (1- 10)
Options: 10 (1- 10)