Volunteer built web app to help IBD patients with eating out
Hi all, my name is Ned, I live in Edinburgh, Scotland and I have UC.
I developed a web application that can reduce the stress of eating out for UC patients.
Important: This app will always be free and will never track users. That is my promise to the IBD community.
The app allows people with UC to recommend eating out options to each other. I came to the idea because I have a list of meals in Edinburgh restaurants that do not hurt me. What if we could share that information? It would certainly help traveling patients, as well as expand local options for all of us. I know that IBD is different from patient to patient but there are commonalities among Colitis patients. Of course we all still need to think how specific meal affects us - a recommendation does not mean it is safe for all. But the expanding list of meals that work for some patients may expand options for others.
You can see it in action here: https://inflabeedee.herokuapp.com/
Currently the app only has few recommendation in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. It uses Yelp for getting restaurant information for area you are interested in and then you can tag a recommendation for a meal in a certain restaurant.
I hope people will use it and then number of options will increase.