Dear Members of the AppleVis community,
I am proudly presenting an app I helped to develop. Zuzanka is the first expiry date scanner. An app that will help you to scan and recognise expiry dates on food products. The app has been devised and developed by and for the visually impaired. Prior to its release it was beta tested by the visually impaired users. Although designed with this group in mind, the app will support all those who wish to keep their kitchen tidy and eat healthy food (or do not want to accidentally purchase expired products).
The app is very simple to use. Just point your camera at the expiry date and the app will take care of the rest. A sonar sound will guide you to the right place on the package. The app has a tutorial that will help you to learn how to use it. It also contains a list of commonly used food products together with the possible locations of expiry dates. Once the expiry date has been recognised, you can share the recognised text and/or image.
The app can be downloaded from App Store using this link: https://apps.apple.com/pl/app/zuzanka/id6444279925 . It works with iPhone and iPad. As of now, it is available in English and Polish.
You can test Zuzanka using a 14-day trial period. After that, you can subscribe the app. Alternatively, you can scan one date per day for free.
Disclosure. I am visually impaired myself. Although I was the one who suggested development of expiry date scanner, I am not a computer programmer. During the development process, I coordinated tests with visually impaired users and made sure that all comments and suggestions (both mine and those of beta testers) were included.
We will be more than happy to receive any comments and questions regarding the app. We plan to continue developing it in the future.