Food Allergies: Yep, There’s An App for That!


Posted 8.16.11 | Mallory West

UPDATE: Please note Neocate Released a new app April 2016. Learn More about Neocate Footsteps App.

We’ve done several previous posts on smart phone apps that are useful for managing food allergies. With the rapidly evolving phone technology these days, there are always new apps and features coming out. Today, I wanted to revisit this topic and share some of the newer food allergy apps that you might be interested in.

 Apple Devices:

  • The Food Allergy Detective helps you track your symptoms to discover which foods are causing the problems!
  • My Food Facts is a great help when grocery shopping. Using your iPhone, you can scan any barcode on a product to get instant food allergy alerts!
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  • With Food Allergies Guide, you can learn more about food allergies from the convenience of your smart phone!
  • Foods You Can is a helpful app to find foods that are safe for you or your loved one.
  • Cook It Allergy Free helps you find, customize, save and organize allergen-free recipes!
  • Food Buddy is an app that lets food allergy sufferers share their reviews on restaurants with other allergy sufferers.
  • MyEpiPenApp lets you easily and conveniently educate your child’s teachers, counselors, coaches, etc. about to administer the EpiPen in case of an emergency. 

Android:

  • Allergy Traveler translates your allergies and dietary restrictions for you when you are visiting foreign countries!
  • Dairy-Free Fast Food lets you search for milk-free options at popular fast food restaurants (not that we advocate eating fast food regularly but every now and then, it may come in handy)
  • Keep track of asthma symptoms using the Asthma Tracker and Log!
  • Use Emergency (ICE) to store your medical information and emergency contacts in case of an in emergency.
  • Use Gluten-Free Scanner to scan the barcodes on food items to make sure they are free of gluten!
  • The NIH Food Allergy Information app is a convenient way to find reliable information about food allergies.  

Blackberry:

  • Allergy Traveler translates your allergies and dietary restrictions for you when you are visiting foreign countries!
  • The Gluten-Free Glossary lets you find products free of any gluten ingredients.  
  • The NIH Food Allergies Consultant  app is a great source of information on-the-go.
  • Nuthin In It helps parents and caregivers identify safe foods for their little ones with food allergies.
  • Emergency Information to store your medical information and emergency contact numbers in case of an emergency.
  • My Family can be used to keep track of your family’s medical records without having to lug around a stack of papers!
  • Asthma Tracker can help keep track of asthma symptoms!

In case you missed the previous posts, review these older blog posts about more apps that are useful for those with food allergies!

Have any other helpful apps to share? Please let us know!

 

-Mallory

 

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Read Comments (3)

  • 2011-10-14 | AJ

    Another great app for those who suffer from food allergies is Allergy Caddy - for eating out with allergies: Allergycaddy.com

  • 2011-10-21 | Sarah

    Great, thanks for sharing!

  • 2013-08-17 | Gregg

    I created an app (http://www.allergyft.com), out of personal need, for those who have food allergies and travel to foreign speaking countries.  You create a profile, select from 62 food allergies and translate those, with a warning message into French, Spanish or German (we’re working on other languages).

    Please check it out at http://www.allergyft.com

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