…but it has a powerful message worth thinking about (and acting on) this Christmas. Originally made for Greenpeace, but adopted by Iceland, as this year’s seasonal campaign, it has failed to meet the criteria for being suitable on British TV (bureaucratic nonsense) but it’s generating the publicity anyway!
Beautifully made and highly emotive, the short film is well worth sharing.. so here it is…
– although, so far it has been unseasonably warm this year. But when the weather eventually turns cold and damp we go straight into wither mode in our household – and that involve a change in clothes (obviously), the central heating is turned on (as late as feasibly possible), and our meal menu swaps from salads to warming winter comfort foods.
Cereal or a slice of toast for breakfast is swapped for a bowl of porridge. Warming soup with a crusty role becomes a lunchtime favourite and the evening meals tend to be something slow cooked or oven baked. As lovely as it is to cosy up for the onset of winter, the costs sky rocket – not to mention the calories!
It’s this time of year where … Continue reading
Plastic pollution is making headlines at the moment.
Here at EatBy we’re obviously mad keen that the use of plastic packaging is reduced across all industries – not just food. And, yes, we’re delighted to see that the media has jumped onto the”reduce plastic packaging” bandwagon. Here in the UK the government is attempting to ban various disposable plastic items such as drinking straws. It’s become a farcical race to between the British and European governments to ban drinking straws in order to prove which administration can do something with the least amount of bureaucratic man hours. As crazy as it seems that MEPs and MPs are measuring their political aptitude with drinking straws it is, at least, a positive start.
We’re keeping a close eye on the developments in the packaging of pre-prepared meals – more specifically the black plastic containers that can be used in the microwave. These containers are made from plastic that is currently not recyclable. There are some manufacturers who are using alternatives, including bamboo and cardboard. These are still the minority and … Continue reading
EatBy has moved onto new UK based servers this month and the process is now complete. The benefits of the move have enabled us to fully comply with the new UK data protection standards, especially in anticipation of the whole Brexit challenge. We have chosen Krystal to host our business because their servers are powered completely by renewable sources.
Besides being able to joke about having our back end powered by wind, the move to a greener supplier is more appropriate and fits well with our own goals of encouraging sustainable living.
Please send us a message if you would like to know more about going green for your hosting or any other part of your business- we’re becoming quite knowledgable about it and are happy to help.
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Yes, the holiday season has returned and our fridges are packed full of festive food and goodies.
We love Christmas – especially all the wonderful food. But it’s also the time of year when massive amounts of food are wasted because we’ve bought just too much – and stuff is so easily forgotten at the back of your fridge! The EatBy App is the ideal tool that will help you keep track of your food over the Christmas period and into the New Year. We’ve made some seriously good updates to the app this year to help you get organised. Our mission is to help you save money and reduce the amount of food we all waste.
But don’t forget that the EatBy App is not just for Christmas! Using the app consistently as your shopping list and kitchen inventory … Continue reading
As part of our education programme due to be rolled out in the U.K. during 2018 we have developed a fun bunch of food characters called the Yunicons. The Yumicons app is free and available on the Apple App store. The app allows children (and anyone else) to create images and cartoons using the Yumicons or to create their own character using food stickers and a whole bunch of other bit and pieces like eyes, mouths and silly hats. The characters can either be added to photos and selfies or used to make comic strips using the provided royalty free images to share with friends and on social media.
An education version of the app is soon to be provided to schools to help children grasp the benefits of eating food while it is fresh and the importance of … Continue reading
Encouraging kids to Eat Fresh and Waste Less –
In addition to developing the Next Generation EatBy Smart Kitchen App, we’ve been busy behind the scenes with something fun… the Yumicons App.
As part of our educational package, Yumicons are a daft, fun way of engaging kids and adults – but mostly kids, but then we’ve been trying the beta app versions – too much fun – so really adults also – but originally designed for kids. Anyway, I digress.
From trumpifying turnips to crowning cauliflowers, kids are going to love sharing their 5-a-Day successes.
Yumicon creations will be limitless using our stand alone sticker app. The Next Generation EatBy App incorporates a kids mode featuring the Yumicons with an awesome surprise (again, that adults will be completely addicted to too;)
“When will the Yumicon App be available?” We hear you yell.
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The latest iOS version of the EatBy App has been released for all Apple devices. It’s more stable and has two more features, a screen shot function and information from within the food page.
As stated in our previous blog post:
“There’s a new share button on the “My Kitchen” screen (“My Pantry” for some users) which takes a screenshot of the visible items to be shared with family or even on social media. Ideal to remind family that something needs to be eaten up!
The second great innovation is the addition of information available from the individual items’ screen. An info button will appear by the item description if additional storage, product or manufacture’s information is available. We’ll be adding this information to our servers over the coming months.”
We’re happy that the good folk at Apple have reviewed and released version 2.3.2
Your EatBy App should automatically update but for those of you who needed to remove the app from your device – it is now ready to be reinstalled. Once again, we’d like to thank everyone … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the release of Update 2.2 for iOS devices. This release is due on the App Store later this week and addresses a problem some users have reported, particularly an issue with the app freezing after the latest iOS update. We’ve been working on EatBy App for Apple devices and the beta tests have shown this new update to be extremely stable. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this bug has caused to any of our users and are grateful to everyone who’ve taken the time to get in touch with us with feedback and ideas.
We’ve also cleaned up the interface a little and added 2 great new features:
- There’s a new share button on the “My Kitchen” screen (“My Pantry” for some users) which takes a screenshot of the visible items to be shared with family or even on social media. Ideal to remind family that something needs to be eaten up!
- The second great innovation is the addition of information available from the individual items’ screen. An info button will appear by the item … Continue reading
To help you celebrate Earth Day 2017 and reduce food waste we’re offering EatBy App for free on the App Store this weekend!
April 22 marks Earth Day 2017 when over a billion people celebrate our unique and wonderful planet with thousands of organised events.
Earth Day has been celebrated on the 22nd of April for nearly fifty years since the first organised in America in 1970. Credited by some as the beginning of todays movement of environmental awareness, Earth Day is now an global event coordinated by the Earth Day Network.
This year Earth Day is particularly poignant to many around the world as President Trump threatens to pull out of the Paris Agreement signed by 196 countries. But it’s not just the responsibility of the world leaders to reduce our impact on the environment. We at EatBy are committed to developing … Continue reading
We are proud to present the Yumicons, Both fun and educational these crazy food characters are the latest addition to our artillery in the war against food waste and a great way to encourage kids to eat fresh and healthy food.
The Yumicons have been designed to bring a smile to children and adults. A new creative app is on it’s way featuring the Yumicons and an array of fun packed features. The launch of the app later this year will coincide with the introduction of an educational pack about food production and how we can all reduce the amount we waste.
In the mean time a selection of Yumicon Fun Food Stickers are available for iMessages on the App Store. We are pleased to see that the Yumicons have already become an instant success, helping us to spread the word about about … Continue reading
Please find our Press Release regarding EatBy App’s latest developments. High-res images can be found here and if you need any further comments, information or images from us, please call. (+441433631533)
18th October 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Artificial Intelligence – the solution to food waste at home.
Developers of the EatBy App have incorporated artificial intelligence into their kitchen management and grocery list app to reduce domestic food waste.
The latest release of the EatBy App includes a new feature – it automatically suggests how long fruit, veg and frozen items will stay fresh for and then reminds you to use them up before they go off. But the clever bit, according to the developers, is that the app learns the storage habits of individual users.
“Not everyone’s kitchen is the same, and different food storage environments effect shelf life. EatBy App addresses this problem by learning as it’s used over time.”
Domestic food waste is now the biggest contributor to the global food waste problem. Supermarkets have suffered the brunt of bad publicity, being blamed for massive quantities of unsold food being wasted. Many supermarkets and grocery … Continue reading
We’ve recently updated the app to version 2.1 and for most it’s working great. But we are aware that some iPad users have encountered problems with the update. We will be working through the night to fix the issue and will release an update ASAP.
It would be extremely helpful to is if you describe any issue you have and let us know the device you’re using. Many thanks to those of you who have helped us with feedback already and we’re truly sorry for any inconvenience. We’ll let you know when the bug is fixed.
Thanks also for using EatBy App and for you patience.
Steffan and Barbara have been invited to speak at Seeds&Chips on the 13th of May in the FUTURE conference room from 10:15 am.
They’ll be talking about the development of the EatBy App and the future of the “internet of food”, highlighting the need for improving efficiency and connectivity across all aspects of the global supply chain, from farm to fork – via our soon to be “Smart Kitchens”.
EatBy App will be exhibiting throughout the Seeds&Chips International Food Technology Summit in Milan, from the 11th to the 14th of May at the MiCo – Milano Congressi, so if you’re attending, feel free to visit Steffan and Barbara at the EatBy App stand, D21, for a chat.
“We’re super keen to meet like minded people, to discuss future possibilities and collaborations.”
If you’re not attending you’ll be kept up to date with regular posts on the social networks by Steffan and Barbara – so connect … Continue reading