Just installed this app. So far 10 out of 11 things have not come up in the data base. So i don't even know how well this will work. Its ok.
Good but could be better More products are needed. Also some products are in there but not associated with a barcode. Would be nice if we could associate a barcode with a particular product that exists as well as report inaccurate barcodes.
Doesn't work in Canada, even for Walmart products Didn't recognize UPCs on items that I bought at Walmart and am pretty sure are also sold in the US. (Tried Great Value Crisp Rice 525g; Quaker Instant Oatmeal High Fibre Raisins & Spice 425g 10pk, Equate Original Mint Antibacterial Mouthwash 1L.)
Very useful Good guide has great information on product safety and corporate responsibility. The search isba little inflexible, but the barcode scan works very well and it's handy for checking products while shopping.
Trust issues The very first company I saw listed here was seventh generation; which they gave an 7.1 rating for being socially responsible. This company is not socially responsible. They not only promote cruel animal testing practices, but they also promote legislation that will lead to more animal testing! If this app gives seventh generation such a specious rating, how can I trust any of their other ratings? I give this app 4 stars because they list product's ingredients; and they mark which ones are harmful.
Great for non-food items Great product information on consumer goods. However, I would not recommend this app for food products. I would expect foods with GMO ingredients would rate lower than organics, but that is not the case. Rates solely based on nutrition, which is useful, but should also account for genetically modified foods
Fixed scanner incompatibility for some devices.