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: 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

UK Start-Up, EatBy App, nominated Food+City Challenge Prize finalist

EatBy App Poster 2The UK-based start up, EatBy App, has been named as one of the 24 finalists in the second annual Food+City Challenge Prize. The finalists have been chosen from 115 of the best entrepreneur submissions from around the world. The Texas based food start up competition awards up to $50,000 to finalists working on a wide range of projects that aim to making a positive change to the way we harvest our planet.

“We are thrilled to be taking part in the finals in Austin” said co-founder, Steffan Lewis, “being chosen as a finalist from so many worthy projects means a great deal to us.”

Available on Apple and Android devices, the EatBy App is a free mobile application that helps its users manage the food in their kitchen. Every feature of the app is designed to reduce food waste. It includes a shopping list that … Continue reading

Hugh’s War On Waste to broadcast 9pm tonight on BBC1

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to broadcast his programme, “Hugh’s War On Waste”, tonight on BBC1 at 9pm, in which he  demonstrates how much food is wasted in the UK.

BBC – Hugh’s War On Waste – Media Centre


It is fantastic that this cause has been taken up by someone who is in the public eye and Hugh has also apparently hinted that Jamie Oliver will be the next celebrity to champion the battle against food waste.

Ahead of the programme, we decided to conduct straw poll on Twitter (using Twitter’s new poll feature). Again we are looking forwards to seeing the results:

Do you waste too much food? Be honest 🙂 #hughswaronwaste #wastenot #foodwaste #eatbyapp Please RT!

— EatByApp (@EatByApp) November 2, 2015

The results so far (at the time of writing this) already show that most of us know we throw away too much food! On Friday we asked if people understood expiry dates on food labelling and this is what we found:  

Do you understand food labelling & the difference between “Use By” & “Best … Continue reading

What horrors lie in the back of your fridge?

Halloween is approaching but does the back of your fridge look like a scene from a horror movie?

For many of us October marks the transition from Summer to Autumn which naturally leads to a seasonal change in what we eat. But as we swap our salads for warming vegetables it’s inevitable that there are foods likely to be forgotten in the the back of the fridge.

EatBy App Horror Head 2

So this is the ideal time of year to take an inventory of what food you have in the kitchen and use up whatever you can to make room for the new season. For example, using those opened summer BBQ condiments as marinades can really spice October up.

Food waste is a huge environmental problem so we should all be doing our bit to reduce the amount of food … Continue reading

Halloween Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Here’s our favourite recipe for a delicious pumpkin soup…


Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Carving the Jack O’ Lantern pumpkin lantern is great fun and the scooped out flesh makes a delicious soup. Perfect after an evening out trick or treating.


Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 2 onions
  • 2 Chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Your chopped pumpkin flesh
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 150 grams of split red lentils
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock
  • A pinch of salt, pepper and sugar to taste
  • 50 grams of cream or crème fraiche


  • Heat the oil in a large pan or cauldron and add the onions, garlic and fry until soft.
  • Add the pumpkin, carrots and lentils and pour in the hot stock.
  • Season to taste.
  • Cover and simmer for around half an hour or until the lentils and vegetables are soft.
  • Remove from the … Continue reading
  • EatBy App is Available Now for free on Android Devices

    It’s been a while in the making but…

    …We’re delighted to announce that the EatBy App has now launched and is available to everyone with an Android device! And did we mention it’s FREE.

    It’s free to download and use. An in app purchase activates an additional integrated shopping list feature.

    en_generic_rgb_wo_45 Get it now Here and start saving money!!!

    Good news too for everyone with Apple devices – we’re finalising the EatBy App for Apple devices today (5th of June) so it should be available for iPhones and iPads very soon.

    We need your feedback!

    The development of this app doesn’t stop here. The next phase of development is already underway and we are always interested in what you have to say! We’ll be grateful for your comments, feedback and ideas.

    Help us out and spread our message…

    Please spread the word about our App. Collectively we could all make a massive impact on the amount of food wasted globally. Yes, … Continue reading

    Press Release – EatBy App to launch on World Environment Day

    EatBy App launches on World Environment Day.

    The “Smart Kitchen” EatBy App reduces food waste, saving households $1,000 per year and helps the environment.


    A major new money saving and environmentally beneficial smart kitchen app is due to be launched on the 2015 World Environment Day, Friday 5th of June. The hotly anticipated EatBy App has been tipped to become the must have app of 2015 as it promises to save it’s users up to $1,000 every year and help reduce food waste.

    The staggering amount of wasted food has been widely covered in the press lately. Meanwhile the husband and wife developers of the EatBy App, Steffan and Barbara Lewis have been working on the EatBy project from their home in Scotland for over a year and a half. Their passion for finding a solution to the environmental issues surrounding food waste has grown since the project … Continue reading

    The EatBy App – over a year in the making. – Steffan Lewis

    Saving money and reducing food waste – there’s about to be an app for that.

    Source: The EatBy App – over a year in the making. – Steffan Lewis

    It’s been no secret what my wife, Barbara, and I have been up to over the last year and a half. For those who don’t know us, we’ve been developing an app that’ll help reduce food waste and save the average family around £700 ($1,000) every year.

    Unlike most most app developers who seem to feature so often in the press we are not in our teens or early 20s. We’ve a young family and this is a bit of a career change for both of us.

    We’re often asked why we made such a radical career change. But the answer isn’t as straight forward as you’d imagine. Becoming a family tech startup isn’t something we intended, it just happened.

    The project began one lunchtime after we discovered that the meal I’d been looking forward to all morning was, in fact, out of date.

    We … Continue reading

    Saving money and the planet? There’s an app for that.

    So much wasted food.

    I recently read a report by the United Nations Environment Program that stated over half of the food produced globally is wasted, lost or discarded as a result of “disorganization in the human-managed food chain”. I honestly felt sickened to learn that food waste generally takes place largely in high-income countries such as the US and UK. Some reports estimate that 30 to 50% of all the food that’s produced is wasted before ever reaching the table. It’s hard to imagine that amount of food going to waste.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (or USDA) estimates that supermarkets annually toss out $15 billion of unsold fruit and vegetables. But that’s only part of the problem. Domestic food waste apparently accounts for over 50% of the total. That’s $165 billion in the US alone! I’m not saying that food waste only happens in developed countries, it’s a global problem and the reasons differ widely between countries and regions.

    Many people don’t realize the impact wasted food has on the economy and the environment. … Continue reading