Seeds&Chips Summit: The Smart Kitchen – EatBy App founders, Steffan & Barbara Lewis, are confirmed speakers. #SaC16 #FoodTech

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.

Seeds&Chips speakersThey’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

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!

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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

Italian Chef Carlo Cracco draws attention to climate change threats for small scale farmers in Cambodia

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Carlo Cracco is working with the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) Recipes for Change campaign to highlight the threats small scale farmers in developing countries are facing as a result of climate change.

The Masterchef Italy judge visited an IFAD-supported project in Kandal province in southern Cambodia last week, where soaring temperatures and unpredictable rains are putting rice production at risk.

Rice, which accounts for almost 80 per cent of farmland in the province and is a staple food in most of Asia, is being affected by frequent droughts and damaging floods. While touring the area, local farmers told Cracco that they used to harvest rice twice a year but now it is only once.

“The situation has gotten much worse and if it carries on like this it will just get even harder for farmers here in Cambodia,” said Cracco. “If they can no longer produce rice, which is for them a staple, it threatens their life, their culture, their tradition.”

By introducing low-cost technology … Continue reading

Meet us at the 2016 Seeds&Chips International Summit

 
We are excited be exhibiting and presenting the EatBy App at the Seeds&Chips Internatoin Summit in Milan from the 11th to the 14th of May.

We’ll be featuring the app and discussing the next phase of the EatBy mission and how we hope to further contribute to reducing food waste globally.

We’ll also be using the 2016 Seeds&Chips International Summit to highlight some of the future features of the app and some of the technological innovations we’re currently working on.

We are looking forwards to being in Milan and to meeting people who share our ambitions. If you are at the event please feel free to visit our exhibit or arrange a chat with us using the Seeds&Chips business matching portal.

For more information about Seeds&Chips please visit their website: seedsandchips.com or join in the conversation on Twitter: #SaC16 #FoodTech #FoodInnovation #InternetofFood

EatBy App – Next generation coming soon.

We have excellent news that the first stage of our EatBy App experiment is drawing to a conclusion, resulting with the development of the Next Generation EatBy App.

EatBy App Next GenerationWe’ve been overwhelmed by the worldwide support we’ve received and the tremendous feedback which we are using to develop Version Two. This will obviously lead to a number of big improvements. We are extremely proud of our prototype, Version One, but always planned to develop technology way beyond the current app release. Using feedback we’re on schedule developing Version Two with improvements to the User Interface, more automation and new features. All of which will greatly simplify the user experience.

Our original goal was to achieve the development of what we call “Invisible Technology”. Simply put, this is technology that efficiently works in the background of our … Continue reading

Are you ready for a waste not Christmas?

Steffan and Barbara

Billions of people all over the world will be celebrating Christmas Day on Friday and will be following a myriad of different local traditions that make the day special. For us, our Christmas is special because it’s a time family comes together. We (the creators of the EatBy App) do our version of British traditional Christmas with a turkey or goose dinner and all the trimmings, presents by the tree and a little too much to drink. The holiday period is one of the few times a year when diets are abandoned (jokes about less waste equals more waist aside), and to some extent, budgets are abandoned too. Certainly in our household we tend to over spend on the festive season and worry about the cost in January! Not the best way to run a household, perhaps, but there’s no … Continue reading