About the Problem
Exprecipe is a mobile application that we are developing that will allow the user to scan household ingredients using their phone camera and return recipes based on them. This will allow the user of the app to be able to create multiple new and especially culturally diverse recipes using the ingredients that they already have. Allowing the users to save on food waste and eating out costs because they will be able to maximize the ingredients that they have at home.
Asking around in our community. Conducting interviews with team members family members and students around campus.
People affected by this problem include: College students who eat out regularly, families and parents, people who don't have much culinary knowledge.
Every day to some people who just don't know what recipe to make with what they have.
Personally, this issue has been affecting me for years now. Everyone we interviewed had the same sentiment.
This problem not only challenges the capability of people making their own food at home in fast and efficient ways, but is also destroying the food economy and food waste problem.
Through the interviews with participants, we received similar interest in a solution for food waste.
Within America, all families are affected by this problem. Approximately 40% of all food in the US is wasted.
Some stakeholders include household families, college students, and other people who want to experience new cuisines within cultures.