Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s ContentChecked – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: ContentChecked is a one-touch shopping assistant and guide for you or a loved one living with food allergies and/or intolerances. When shopping or preparing food this app will become your favorite partner, guiding you and keeping you safe! In addition, the app boasts a comprehensive menu and recipe database that provides tips and ideas on how to prepare food for individuals with allergies. Point, Scan, and ContentChecked!
What it actually does: ContentChecked allows users to create a profile with personal food allergy or intolerance preferences, so that when shopping, they can scan a product’s bar code and the app will immediately notify whether the item is “safe". If the item is not “safe”, the app will suggest safe alternatives for the item scanned. Currently, ContentChecked has a database of more than 200,000 different items, and is being updated daily. The app also allows users to set up profiles and favorites for themselves as well as friends and family.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is great for those with food allergies or who are preparing meals for allergic friends or family members. There are many hidden allergens and this provides the on the spot education on how to decipher ingredient lists and food labels, while keeping safe.
Ease of use: The app is very easy to use, just scan an item and you’ll see the results!
Who would best benefit from the app?: Those with food allergies or who are shopping for those with allergies. This would also be a great app if you are hosting friends or family for a meal and want to make sure the ingredients in your recipes are safe for guests.
Visual: 12 (1-15)
Usability: 15 (1-15)
Content: 20 (1-25)
Usefulness: 25 (1-25)
Value: 10 (1- 10)
Options: 10 (1- 10)
Note: *Unless otherwise specifically stated, this product has not been verified for cross-contact advisory labeling for people with severe allergies.