About EatBy App Team

We are the EatBy App team who are responsible for bringing you the EatBy App. Our app is designed to help you help the environment and save a lot of money every year. You could reduce the amount of food you waste, reduce your carbon footprint and save around $1,000 each year. It's a win, win, win! The EatBy App is free on the App Store and Google Play.

Iceland UK Foods release their Christmas Advert – the message is not exactly Christmassy…

…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 Originally made for Greenpeace, but adopted by Iceland, as this year’s seasonal campaign, it has failed to meet the criteria for being suitable on British TV (bureaucratic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…

Halloween is nigh – And Autumn.

October marks the beginning of Autumn for most of us

– 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

Should we stop using plastic in the kitchen?

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.

Plastic packaging

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 Eco Servers

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.

Best Regards,
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Our new platform is on it’s way.

We’ve been putting your fantastic feedback over the last year to good use – And we’ve been working hard at developing the next generation of the app with a view to making a bigger impact on reducing food waste.

We’ve got big plans ahead but we need your help…

We’re compiling a survey to help us with a feasibility study and we need a good number of people to answer it honestly so we can assess if we are onto something or not. I’m not putting a link here because we know what happens when surveys are publicly online – all sorts of spam bots sort attacking the system. But if you would kindly send me a message using the form below I’ll reply to you with a link.

Then if you could share that link with people it’d be a brilliant … Continue reading

Useful tips to waste less food this Christmas – and Keep Track of your Festive Food with EatBy App

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

Yumicons App is now Available on the App Store

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

They’re nearly here!! The Yumicons are on their way.

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.

We’re rolling out the stand alone … Continue reading

Released on the App Store – update 2.3.2

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

EatBy App Update 2.2 for iOS coming soon.

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:

Earth Day 2017 EatBy App Giveaway

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 technology that … Continue reading

Introducing the Yumicons

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 the EatBy … Continue reading

Press Release: Artificial Intelligence – the solution to food waste at home.

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

iOS update 2.1

Hi Everyone.

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.

If you are having a problem please let us know either by email at:
support@eatbyapp.com
on Twitter:
@eatbyapp
or on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/eatbyapp/

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.

Your’s,
Steffan

Update – Seeds&Chips Summit 2016

The 2016 Seeds&Chips summit in Milan was a success for EatBy App as we shared our vision to the worldwide Sustainable Food comunity. We had a great time and met some brilliant people. A big thanks to the organisers for making us feel so welcome. Here’s some lovely pictures of the event…

Visit here for information about the Seeds&Chips Summit