Diabetes AR app
Diabetes.co.uk is a community website focusing on providing a comprehensive, supportive and independent experience for visitors from across the world. The undertaking has developed into Europe’s largest community of people with diabetes and people without diabetes alike.
ARKit/ARCore Unity 3D
Make the process of building a shopping list and replenishing the fridge with high-quality products more attractive
The client has a web portal with a huge database of products and information about them. Therefore, the client asked us to create an application that allows us to scan products during shopping - the application tells the user whether a given product is healthy and/or safe for health.
A refrigerator icon appears next to a valuable product, a fridge appears, whereas a garbage can is displayed next to undesirable products, and the application additionally tells the user what is healthy and what is not: by clicking on the "fridge" you can find out, for example, how many calories a given product has.
Shopping is a process that we often do automatically. We put into the basket products that we know, not necessarily those that are healthy. New technologies, such as augmented reality, can help us choose healthier alternatives.
The client has a huge database concerning various products. It was necessary to specify what information we could check in order to give the user of the application a clear message about the value of a given product. The client’s domain knowledge allowed us to get answers to all the questions and determine the data that our application would need access to. Before we started the development, the client wanted us to prepare the UI of the app, for its main recipients were to be a group of people defined by the client.
The client’s database had already contained most of the data necessary for the application to operate. This allowed us to focus on efficient use of this data and work planning. We were able to provide every major feature within a week, so we worked in weekly sprints. This allowed us to finish our work in 4 weeks.
The application uses AR to scan product codes that are in the store. The app recognizes a given product and its nutritional values (whether it is suitable for our health), and displays an appropriate message.
The application fits perfectly into the area of healthy eating. It is important to consumers who do not have time to browse the product composition, as well as to food producers. The latter is about offering healthier substitutes. The app users for whom healthy eating is important will certainly be happy to watch domain ads or suggestions concerning specific products.