LabelLens – AI Product Label Analysis

LabelLens is an innovative web app that lets you quick scan a product label using your smartphone or device camera, and provides a clear, easy-to-understand breakdown of what’s in your food and other products, helping you understand what these confusing terms leading to more informed choices about the products you buy.

Key Features:

  1. Instant Ingredient Analysis: Simply snap a photo of any food label, and LabelLens will quickly identify and explain all ingredients, highlighting any potential concerns.
  2. Wellness Insights: Get a recommended health rating and analysis for each product, helping you make smarter choices aligned with your dietary and wellness goals.
  3. Multilingual Support: LabelLens can recognize and translate food labels in multiple languages, making it an invaluable tool for travelers or when shopping for international products.
  4. Customizable Alerts: Set up personalized ingredient watchlists to easily avoid allergens or other ingredients you’re trying to cut back on. Additionally, you can also scan for healthy ingredients you want to focus on. 
  5. Save and Compare: Build a database of your scanned products, allowing you to easily track and compare different options over time.

LabelLens is built using Quaser and Appwrite frameworks, and is a practical demonstration of a new micro-SaaS framework utilising these platforms. More news on that coming soon!

Fopra – Focused Practice

Update Oct 2018: This project has now been retired as is no longer live

FOcused PRActice (https://fopra.live) is a timing tool to help you practice music (and other things) more effectively. It’s a session timer that lets you split your precious practice time up into three stages: Warmup, Practice, and Perform. You can read more about how to use it on the about page at https://fopra.live/#/about

I’m interested in developing educational tools to help people learn faster and more effectively so this is another small step in that direction.

Please use it and give me some feedback! Note: Best used with Google Chrome browser

Technical Development

This is also a prototype app to test a number of things I’ve been exploring in the rapid web application and PWA (Progressive Web App) development space. PWA’s are single page applications that can work both online and offline. You can also add the app to your mobile device homescreen just like a “normal” mobile app but without the friction of having to deploy it through an appstore as it’s a pure web application. You can find the “Add to Homescreen” option in your mobile browser settings.

Fopra is built with a vue.js based framework called Quasar (http://quasar-framework.org). Having worked with some other reactive javascript frameworks such as Meteor I am really impressed by the quality of Quasar, considering it comes from a one man operation.

Some other things I was also testing with this app were Gitlab’s CI (continuous integration) processes and SPA hosting via Netifly.com, complete with Https & CDN support.

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