Chow Checker – An Award-winning Android App Developed By Students
Yesterday, on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I shared a post about MIT App Inventor 2. In response to that post Christina Winsor DiMicelli shared an app that her students built using MIT App Inventor. Chow Checker was developed by students was developed by students at Hampstead Academy. The app was submitted to and won Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge.
Chow Checker is a free Android app that anyone can use to search for foods and discover which allergens may be in them. Chow Checker users can create profiles of their own allergens to help them keep track of the foods that contain allergens that can affect them. You don’t have to create a profile in order to use the app. You can simply enter a food’s name or part of the name (“trail” instead of “trail mix” for example) and view the common allergens that it contains.