The story behind GoodFoods begins with a personal tale of necessity and invention. On an average afternoon in an ordinary grocery store, San Francisco resident Vitalie, was stuck in a moment of confusion. There were so many labels, so many colors, so many cans and boxes and packages and products. The easy solution would be to grab whatever was closest or most appealing. But Vitalie didn’t want easy. He wanted quality.
Vitalie pulled out his phone and began Googling the products on the shelves in front of him. Sometimes he found useful information and helpful reviews. Other times he found nothing. All alone in the shop, Vitalie realized the power of connecting to a large community, of having access to experts and fellow shoppers who could help guide his decisions.
This was the inspiration behind GoodFoods, an online aggregate of product reviews and recommendations made available with the simple swipe of the screen and scan of a barcode. Using GoodFoods, you bring the experts with you, allowing you to make choices that are intentional and informed.
GoodFoods takes a database of everyday grocery items and links them to ratings and reviews from nutritionists, chefs, food writers, and consumers just like you. Using the GoodFoods website and phone app, you can scan the product barcode and instantly see what the GoodFoods community has to say.
The first reviews engine for products that works directly from grocery stores while you are shopping.
GoodFoods (or Good Foods) app uses a scanner to translate barcodes into universal product codes, also called UPC, which are used to match against its internal database and to show reviews right in stores. GoodFoods already has a database with more than 65.000 food products and the team intends to increase the database considerably. The app is unique because it's designed to encourage users to leave reviews for grocery products they have scanned.
Currently, it includes the following features
- Barcode Scanner
- Grocery Reviews Lookup. See community reviews before you start cooking your food
- Add reviews. Help our community by sharing reviews of your daily food
- User profile
- Email and google plus sign in
Why review your grocery products? Every successful recipe starts with quality ingredients!