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Technical Report: Allergen Advice

Whelehan, Niall (2016) Technical Report: Allergen Advice. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

A common problem for those affected by serious allergy afflictions is that the rules and laws governing food packaging or general awareness of contaminants vary from
country to country. Allergen Advice aims to act as a travelling companion for food related allergy sufferers.

Using a simple to use user interface, app users can select their own countries food laws and regulations and compare them with selected destinations. Additional features include a phrasebook, listing common allergens in multiple languages, a community area where people can recommend and view suggested restaurants and a smartwatch extension that alerts a user when they are nearby such a restaurant. While the phrasebook exists in other translation style applications, the allergen information on a country by country basis does not exist currently on the Play Store.

As a parent of a child with a severe nut allergy I am acting as one of my own target audience. I love this idea, and the colleagues and friends I have shared it with have endorsed the project as something they would use and recommend to families affected.

A closed beta of the application has been viewed, updated and reported on by close friends and colleagues as well as a group of mothers of children suffering from serious food allergies.

The goal of this report is to highlight the risk of such allergies as well as to show how easy, and cheap it can be to create an application not for monetary gain.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 16:07
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 16:07
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2406

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