flavourit - my cookbook

flavourit - my cookbook


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5,000 - 10,000 downloads

  • Really cool and simple symbols
  • Clean, attractive visual design
  • Save and share your recipes
  • Recipe creator not intuitive
  • Ineffective tutorial
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Expert's Review

"What's for dinner?"

Reviewed by / Jul 11, 2014

Create, keep, and share your own recipes in an attractive minimalist symbol format

Flavourit has streamlined the way recipes are read and written, which, as a kitchen enthusiast, is pretty damn neat. Sure, there are zillions of recipe apps out there, but this one offers recipe design in a way so thoughtful and full of cool, quickly understood symbolism, that I really want to love it.

Browse the small handful of recipes already included in the app - my guess is that this will expand along with the community. The meat is in creating your own, though - which is at once fun and frustrating. You'll have to translate the stereotypical step 1, step 2, step 3 of traditional recipes into the language of the app, which means setting up a series of steps using the unique symbols representing whisking, sauteeing, chiffonading, etc etc. Specify amounts, temperatures, and times as well. If you can manage to navigate the creation menus successfully, you'll end up with something quite attractive.

And therein lies the issue: it's simply cumbersome to use. Sure, there's a tutorial, but it's all words and no actually leading you through creating a recipe. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself quickly tapping at random just to get the thing to dice some onions.

It's a splendid idea and a very attractive visual design. Perhaps a more effective tutorial could make it more immediately useful.

Developer's original description available here
You like cooking and you enjoy delicious food? Maybe you wish you had a little helper which reminds you of your favorite recipes? flavourit – small enough to practically fit in every pocket – can be your great helper! Create your personal cookbook according to your taste and share your favorite recipes with friends! It's about time to be proud of what you're conjuring each day!

***** what the press says: *****

22 Best new android apps from the last two weeks (7-1-2014 - 7-15-2014)
"the ability to just instantly create a good-looking and informative graphic is super cool." - Androidpolice

"20 best Android apps and games this week (July 2014)" - The Guardian

Best Android App for the week of 20th July
"this is the app that you should download" - The Android Soul

Best Android Apps of the Week (July 2014)
"The best thing about the new app is the intuitive interface. It’s insanely easy to navigate through recipes" - Android Geeks

Best new Android apps from July 2014 - Phandroid

***** what's your flavourit? *****

*** intuitive recipe editor:

* Create your own recipes quick and easy.
* Lovingly designed icons simplify the input process and save yourself from writing long phrases.
* 3 main categories (food,sweets,drinks) and 46 subcategories offer ample space for all your recipes.
* Mark your recipes as veggie or vegan.
* Add your own food photos.

*** optimised recipe view:

* Since flavourit is neatly arranged, you hardly need to tab on your mobile while cooking. Instead you can concentrate on the essentials - your food!
* Icons you've assigned to your ingredient-slots show you at a glance what to do next
* You can fade in and out your text so you'll never lose the line.

*** functional design:

* Inspire yourself by browsing through your recipes in fullscreen-mode
* Scroll through list-view to check your entire recipe collection.
* Search for particular ingredients, marked favorites, veggie or vegan recipes. The smart search function directly displays how many hits were found in which category. That way you will always find the appropriate recipe quickly.
* Edit or refine your own recipes or those of friends anytime you want to.

*** lovingly share function:

* Create gorgeous recipe cards. Print them, email them or share them on social media platforms.
* Share your recipes via Facebook (therefore a Facebook connection is required).
* Import your friends' recipes directly into flavourit. Load them with the useful QR-code-scanner or directly from the Facebook App.

*** clever shopping list:

* Put the ingredients of a chosen recipe to your shopping list.
* Add your own notes.
* Mark off the purchased items or delete them.

*** beautiful covers:

* Switch between ten different flavourit covers. Each one more beautiful than the other!

*** good to know:

* No registration required.
* No internet connection required (except for using the share functions)
* Languages: German & English
* In-App purchases possible. (cookies)

*** piggy & cookies:

In the free version a hungry little piggy awaits you. It loves to eat cookies. You'll get cookies by sharing your recipes. Alternatively you can also buy cookies. Your little piggy always shows you how many cookies you have already earned. The saved cookies are then to be used to import recipes from others. In the full version the piggy is satisfied. So no need for cookies since you can import as many recipes as you want.

***** www.doorfortyfour.com *****

We are a young StartUp from Vienna. flavourit is our very first App. If you have questions, suggestions or you just want to tell us that you like flavourit, contact us! We welcome all feedback!

Recently changed in this version

* bug fixes
Thanks for using flavourit! We are thrilled from the great feedback. You could make us even happier by rating it on the App Store or liking it at Facebook. Do you have questions - just visit our support center at www.yourflavourit.com/en/support

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