Thinking about an amazing recipe you wanted to try with your partner or with friends:
- Have you ever forgotten to buy an ingredient for your recipe?
- Have you ever forgotten to use an ingredient and realize that when it was too late to add it?
- Have you ever made some trivial mistakes when recalculating the quantities of ingredients for the servings you needed?
We did! Chefmath for Android™ is useful in managing these aspects of cooking and others, and will help us making our recipes just... perfect!
Adding a pinch of math
There are plenty of cooking resources in internet and most of them are worth trying. But often the ingredients are for 4 servings and you want to try the result by yourself before sharing the dish with friends. Or you are planning a party and need 20 servings. Chefmath computes the correct amount of each ingredient for you. Just select the original number of servings, the desired one, fill the list and get the result. And if you run into basic foreign measurement units, Chefmath can convert them for you.
From the shopping cart to the pot
When the math is done Chefmath can help you checking what ingredients you need to buy and be a very easy shopping list while you are at the market. You will never forget to buy ingredients: no more last-second rush for shop. With the same intuitive interface Chefmath will help you remembering to use all the ingredients you need. The very important spice for your new dish will no more stay unnoticed under the eggshells. You will notice that everything is in place at a glance. Green light for the chef.
Proof of concept
In developing this application we decided to follow an innovative approach that has to be language independent. Chefmath is an app without words. All the indications and actions are represented using symbols and icons only. The only, necessary, words of the app (i.e. the names of the ingredients) are written by you in your preferred language.
It is not easy to choose sysmbols that have the same specific meaning in different cultures. We choose symbols taken from the visual language of internet, standard user interfaces, international measurement units and street color code. We slightly differenciate active buttons from icons, we use dialogs to catch your attention and we always use a secondary code beside colors to help color blind people. We are not sure to have hit the nail on the head, thus we need your feedback! But do not worry, nothing very bad could happen to you with Chefmath: just try using it as your intuition suggests you.
In the next versions of Chefmath we will try to stress this concept even more. Stay tuned!
Chefmath is continuously under development. If you find a bug please let us know so we will fix it and everybody will enjoy a better experience. In addition to the description of the problem be sure to include all relevant information, such as the model of your device, the version of Android and, in case of graphical issues, the screen resolution.
As explained in Proof of concept, we designed Chefmath to be language independent. If an icon that we have chosen is not meaningful to you, or its meaning is clearly different, please let us know, in particular if there are cultural reasons for the misinterpretation. We will remain faithful to our design strategy, thus please do not say that you prefere words but, if possible, explain us how you would express the idea using a different graphics.
If you are looking for new features, let us know what you miss in Chefmath. However we are delighted to announce that ChefmathPro is on its way, with a lot of new functionalities and improvements. We will keep you posted!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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