Best Before

Best Before


Best Before is designed to save you food and money.

An average family of four currently tosses out an estimated $590(£373) of wasted food per year! (UA Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology). Not only that, it has serious environmental implications too!

Best Before is an application designed to track when your food goes off and to alert you before this happens so you can use it before it's too late. Using your smartphone's camera it is possible to scan the barcode of a product and add it to a list of food you have. Keep track of what's in your fridge, cupboard or anywhere else!

Features:
# Automatic food name discovery
# Automatic food expiration discovery
# Calculates the average number of days before the item will expire.
# Customise what time to be alerted.
# Customise how many days before the food expires to be alerted.
# Customisable automatic expired food removal if a certain amount of days expired.
# Turn off notifications globally or per item

I designed this application as I am a student and have very little money to waste. I hope it can save you money too, as well as helping to save the environment.

If you have any feature requests, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact me!

Recent changes:
Added some code to help track down bugs.
Updated some libraries, scanner should launch faster now.
Created beta community page for future tests and feedback, find it here: https://plus.google.com/communities/118088303008512149480
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$1.66
85
4.3
User ratings
30
Installs
500+
Concerns
0
File size
4493 kb
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About Best Before
Best Before is designed to save you food and money.

An average family of four currently tosses out an estimated $590(£373) of wasted food per year! (UA Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology). Not only that, it has serious environmental implications too!

Best Before is an application designed to track when your food goes off and to alert you before this happens so you can use it before it's too late. Using your smartphone's camera it is possible to scan the barcode of a product and add it to a list of food you have. Keep track of what's in your fridge, cupboard or anywhere else!

Features:
# Automatic food name discovery
# Automatic food expiration discovery
# Calculates the average number of days before the item will expire.
# Customise what time to be alerted.
# Customise how many days before the food expires to be alerted.
# Customisable automatic expired food removal if a certain amount of days expired.
# Turn off notifications globally or per item

I designed this application as I am a student and have very little money to waste. I hope it can save you money too, as well as helping to save the environment.

If you have any feature requests, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact me!

Recent changes:
Added some code to help track down bugs.
Updated some libraries, scanner should launch faster now.
Created beta community page for future tests and feedback, find it here: https://plus.google.com/communities/118088303008512149480

Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 9, 2015
Nice It does what it says, but it would be great if I could filter by categories.
A Google User
Feb 7, 2015
Great App! Incredibly Useful... We use this app every day to track things in the frig and in the freezer. My one HUGE request is I wish it could sync between devices. Sometimes someone's at the the store alone and doesn't know what might be needed to go with what's in the freezer or frig ... PLEASE add the ability to sync! Please please please!
A Google User
Sep 6, 2014
It reads the barcode fine then display N/A , why?
A Google User
Apr 9, 2014
Barcodes never work It works as a great tracker, but I'm lazy and don't want to type in the whole word.
A Google User
Jan 21, 2014
Very handy app! This application has helped me keep track of my groceries. The implementation of the barcode scanner makes this the best app of its type! Check it out!
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