How does this scanner work?! Pls someone reply soon, before I delete this all all in all. It does sound very helpful and like the perfect vegan handy dandy app, but just to be safe, how exactly does this scanner work? Because I also read on the instructions it can take your contacts, phone number, and other personal information, and if that's the case, well... It might be vegan, but I will remove it if these two flaws don't get fixed as soon as possible.
Huge help for a new vegan Is It Vegan has worked like a charm for me. I always check the ingredients of a food item before purchasing, but I am not yet capable of spotting what I term the "covertly named" animal products. This app has never failed to scan a barcode for me. I was vegetarian for years and have just begun my research on veganism. I love how this app breaks down vegetarian and vegan ingredients. This is an educational tool that is making my transition much easier.
Not always accurate So I have used this app a few times and it's worked for me but I decided to test it out on some butter whose packaging clearly says "contains:milk" and this app said it was vegan. I understand this could be because the actual ingredients list on the package only says "sweet cream and salt" however if this app can skip something like milk this easily and still call a product vegan , I wouldn't trust it.
I love the idea of this but it just doesn't seem to work very well. Most of the products I scan come back as unknown. Several it's actually recognised have a different ingredients list to the packet I'm holding and when I try and add things to the database my phone just goes nuts. I'll leave it on my phone for now in the hope the developers smooth out the bugs and build the database to a usable level.
I needed this! Great idea! Haven't taken it shopping yet but can't wait. Scanned some canned tomatoes... I like how it says definitely vegan. I don't mind typing in the bar code, once I know if it's vegan I won't have to do it again anyways. I tried scanning some GNC multivitamins.. wasn't found, submitted them but I'm not sure how that works yet. Hopefully I get some notification on what the item is. If not hopefully they get up on that, I'd appreciate it. -Be vegan, stay vegan
Is alright and the scanner works fine. However there's a limited range of food that it recognises, mostly larger brands. I have tried to submit the ingredients via picture but each time i take a picture a black square comes up and I'm not sure if it's taken it or not. Please fix this, i have a OnePlus X phone
2.0.5: bug fixes
2.0.3: Fixed scanner to work with certain hi-res devices such as the Galaxy S4
NEW: Is It Vegan 2.0:
Intuitive app layout.
New graphic design.
Option to upload products.