Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Foodstand – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: Ditch the tedious calorie counting to get healthy once and for all. Foodstand is an app that helps you eat healthier through fun, community-powered Good Eating Challenges. Challenges are based on basic good eating principles that apply to everyone. Foodstand’s focuses on: Eating less processed food, Eating more plants, Eating fewer animal products, and Eating more mindfully.
What it actually does: Use Foodstand to develop healthier eating habits while connecting with a global likeminded food community. No need to log every morsel of food or track calories, just start with small goals like cutting back on soda, or packing a lunch, to get moving in the right direction. The app allows users to keep an optional food diary and track their mood as well. With community support users are able share ideas, ask questions, and learn from thousands of others doing the same challenge. Each challenge comes with a Guidebook that includes tips, recipes, a shopping list, and more details on why this habit is a good idea.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The information in the guidebooks and the types of goals the app focuses on are very useful for helping users make realistic changes to their lifestyle- as the why and the how are both provided. Users won’t find any fad diets on Foodstand, just challenges to help build good eating habits that will lead to long-term health.
Ease of use: The app is fairly straightforward to use and navigate, and with daily motivational reminders and tips, reaching goals is easy as well.
Who would best benefit from the app?: Anyone looking to make healthier lifestyle choices related to food and have some community support.
Visual: 15 (1-15)
Usability: 12 (1-15)
Content: 23 (1-25)
Usefulness: 21 (1-25)
Value: 10 (1- 10)
Options: 10 (1- 10)
More info: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/foodstand/id855276996?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4