Live at http://foodmovr.appspot.com/
Food excess is an inescapable part of life. Unfortunately, most of it goes to waste, while people nearby are hungry. Our app connects people with excess food to those who are lacking (like Airbnb for food).
Potential users include:
- A caterer at a wedding. After the event ends, she notices that there is extra lasagna that will be thrown away. She uses her phone to register the food on FoodMovr. A nearby foodbank is notified, and sends someone over to pick up the excess food.
- Google has many cafeterias at its offices. They are able to predict that they will have extra food at regular intervals. They create a repeating posting, advertising this extra food to groups that can make use of it.
- A grocery store owner in a city that has suffered from a disaster knows that his perishable food will go bad soon without electricity to power refrigerators. Rather than let it go to waste, he posts a notice on FoodMovr, and people in the neighborhood come by to pick it up.
There are some potential legal issues involved. To avoid liability, FoodMovr may require that food producers have a food handling license, or are somehow accredited. Also, producers may wish to deal with larger organizations, like food banks, rather than a bunch of random individuals.
We have an open API with documentation.
Our current implementation is just short of a minimum viable product. It would need more front end polish to be feasible to launch.