Friday, April 10, 2009

Hi-tech way to manage food allergies!


Very cool. I saw this in the paper the other day, someone wrote an application for the iphone called Eat Safe! ($2.99 from the app store) for travelers to be able to communicate food allergies in foreign countries! No language cards necessary, just show them the pictures. (I can think of a few servers here who could probably use pictures too. That's the kind way of putting it.)

I don't have an iphone yet, my Blackberry is still chugging along. But customer-designed apps like this make yet another compelling reason to make the jump.

Here's a link to the LA Times article itself.

http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/new-iphone-applicati-4352/

3 comments:

Food Allergy Assistant said...

Very cool! I too think a few US restaurant servers and chefs could benefit from seeing the pictures. Those i-phone apps are amazing and this one will be so helpful for people with food allergies who travel abroad.

Thanks for the info.

Susan Weissman said...

This is great! I could think of a few expansions as well...

mjennings26 said...

Wow! What a fantastic idea. Traveling to non-English-speaking countries has become a big fear for me since getting diagnosed, so it's great to see that some clever people are out there trying to solve the problem. Thanks for the post!