MarketCare: an app that uses Open Food Facts is a finalist for the Imagination Cup

MarketCare: an app that uses Open Food Facts is a finalist for the Imagination Cup

A team of students from ISEN (a computer science and electronic engineering school in Toulon, France) submited a project for a Windows Phone application to the Imagine Cup 2013, a tech competition organized by Microsoft. The project was selected as one of the finalists for the Imagine Cup France, and if selected will be presented in Russia for the global Imagine Cup. The app is built with product data from Open Food Facts.


“MarketCare is an application made to help you with choosing your products according to your food preferences.

By filling in your profile with your tastes, your allergies, your food preferences (e.g. organic food) and any religious restriction, you can manage your criteria for good nutrition.

Whenever you want to test a product (detected by a simple barcode scan) using the app, you control what you eat.

In fact, if the product validates flawlessly the profile of the user, your device will tell you if it will suit you or not.

With maketcare, take the control of what you eat back!”

Congratulations to Marine Dabaré, Alexandre Guedeney, Florian Maunier and Timothé Nguyen and best of luck for the finals!

The competition is in English, so if you could add a few food products in English to it would be a great way to support this project!

And if you know people living in English speaking countries, it would be great if you could let them know about Open Food Facts. Getting more products in English would certainly help a lot to internationalize the project and develop it in the rest of the world. Thanks in advance!