Good Information The information seems good and concise. The app is easy to use and navigate, including a search function. However, text is not as sharp as it could be on the Nexus 7 tablet (not tablet-optimized). Still, text is large enough and easy to read, though a text size option might be helpful to some. Perhaps a favorites function would also be useful. And, although I'm not a vegan, I agree with others that the gross meat background picture should be replaced!
Barcode The app is good, would be Great if it had a barcode scanner that would tell you if its vegetarian / vegen friendly to help out us newbies. There are a few other vegetarian scanners but they have nothing in their database. This could be perfect!!
It's OK, but not sure why product list split. An OK list but several issues: - 1. Why a "vegan list" and an "animal list" - I have to check 2 lists to find out that the item is not listed. All other apps have a single list with a red/green colour code. - 2. It doesn't seem to include any European additive codes e.g. E-numbers. - 3. Vitamin B-12 is listed as always animal-derived. WRONG! (Unless bacteria are animals) - 4. No search function, just scroll scroll scroll. - 5. Information screens are badly formatted and do not align. - 6. Cluttered with redundant information that gets in the way. We already know alligator skin, eggs and leather are animal-derived. Clue is in the name. Actually I might just uninstall.
Not great For a start, not all the information is accurate. Rennet is not only animal derived, it CAN also be mushroom and microbial derived. Also, there's no search option!!! If I'm using the app, I don't know whether to look under plant or animal derived or I wouldn't be using it! Also, a number look up would be good. It doesn't help to know that carmine is not vegetarian if it's just listed as 120.
When can we start scanning on Android? I would love to see someone develop a fully functional version that allows scanning barcodes on Android. Let's take down the multinationals that are feeding us dead animals!!
Essential for Vegans This app is just so helpful. Every time I'm shopping, I need to take it out and look at it because there's some obscure chemical I'm not sure of. Thank you so much. My one complaint is that there is a picture of meat in the background of the animal side. I'd prefer plain red or a picture of a living animal on a sanctuary.
Added a menu that with options to search on or filter the list of animal ingredients.
Animal Encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to the exciting world of animals.