The App Review: Sage Project

July 21, 2016

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Sage Project – find out what the Lempert Report thought.

What it says it does: Find in-depth information on thousands of food products. Want to target products with specific characteristics like high vitamins, healthy fats, or non-GMO? Sage Project is the place to go. It’s a new platform where design and technology come together to create the food labels we’ve always wanted — smart, simple, and personalized.

What it actually does: Use Sage Project to better understand your food – with the interactive visualizations you’ll know what your food is made of (i.e. vitamins, minerals, ingredients) and how much of each you are getting (i.e. calories, fiber, etc.) Create a profile and you can filter down to products that match exactly what you're looking for: i.e. vegetarian, high fiber, gluten free and with healthy fats. As you scroll through items selected for you or through a search, food items with added sugars will be highlighted – so you can easily avoid excess sugar in your diet. You can also use the site to better understand ingredients by clicking on them as you scroll down the item’s page.

How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is great for better understanding all aspects of your food. From how long it will take to burn the calories contained in one or more servings of the food, to what the ingredients actually mean Sage Project is helping to inform all eaters.

Ease of use: The site is very easy to use. It’s still in its infancy, but SupermarketGuru is looking forward to when there will be more brands and products listed on the site.

Who would best benefit from the app?: Anyone who wants to better understand their food. From nutrition to allergens to vitamins to ingredients Sage Project is helping eaters better understand their food.

Cost: Free
Rating: 93/100
Visual: 15 (1-15)
Usability: 13 (1-15)
Content: 22 (1-25)
Usefulness: 23 (1-25)
Value: 10 (1- 10)
Options: 10 (1- 10) 

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