Mobile app using image recognition for recipe searches
We Are Apps developed the Cucumber prototype app in response to a common problem when shopping: How to get inspiration for recipes when you are busy shopping.
The solution was to offer recipe suggestions, both native recipes carried on the app and also web searches, by automatically recognising the label of a product when it is scanned.
Using image recognition software, the app will scan a jar or can label and make recipe suggestions based on the ingredient.
Importantly, the software did not need to ‘see’ the barcode. As this is often small and tucked away behind the main graphics and branding on packaging, we felt it was important that the user only needed to scan the front of the product – great if you are carrying bags or holding the hand of a child – Cucumber only needs one hand to operate.