There are a lot of gluten free apps out there. The truth of the matter is that I have never used one. While I do own a Smartphone, I mainly use it for texting. Although I am well aware we are in the 21st century I can’t say I am all that enamored with my phone.
Don’t get me wrong. I do know Smartphones can – and are – helpful. I also know that some apps are pretty awesome. It is not really my things, that’s all.
Moreover, I do not have severe food allergies where I have to be very concerned about my food choices. If I did I might feel very differently about the whole app thing.
So since I am obviously no expert on Gluten Free Apps, I asked for help from people who do use them. All this to say, I ask my Facebook community for their feedback. Some of the feedback was contradictory and therefore confusing. Hopefully, in the end, it will be more helpful than confusing.
This post will be the answers to this question:
Do you use an app like “Find Me Gluten Free?”
Gluten Free Apps: My Followers’ Opinions
Actually I use The Gluten Free Scanner and Gluten Free Food Scanner for food labels and just Google to find restaurants or gluten free answers. Find Me Gluten Free and Yelp take too long and local mama and pop places aren’t available on their apps.
Wendy B. Kennedy:
Yes. I love it.
I use it all the time. Even the small mom and pop places are on there. And I love that people write in and say if they have had problems or not. It’s a great app.
I had the app but deleted it. I’m a vegetarian as well as gluten intolerant and it kept bringing up meat places. I use Yelp instead.
Tangi B. Norris:
I use it. It’s been helpful when we travel which is quite often.
Suzzette H. Williams:
I use it. Sometime you still need to call and ask questions when traveling, but I find it very useful.
I love it. Find Me Gluten Free has saved me from food boredom. I don’t read many of their articles though.
I do. But it’s only as helpful as its ratings, so be sure to rate places you’ve been!
Kassie M. Saunders added:
And note if you are Celiac or not!
Yeah everywhere I go….I love it 😍…We traveled to US and other parts of Canada….it was helpful.
I use it and it’s helpful when I’m in an area I’m not familiar with. Although I don’t know how often it updates for new businesses!
I use yelp gluten free. Yelped all over Scotland 🙂
All the time. Even worked all over Europe.
I don’t find it helpful in Southern California.
Yeah and does not work very well. Ketchup is not food.
Jennifer B. Nolan:
Yes, I use it when I travel.
Yes it has worked well for us.
Yes, but it doesn’t work well at all.
All the time.
Love it especially when traveling.
Pamela J. Brown:
Yes, works great in the Boston area.
I add an additional answer on Twitter:
@GFFrenchPixie no problem! Unfortunately not a fan of Find Me Gluten Free. Many places listed from the public are not safe for #celiac. I use @GFPhilly app when I am home visiting family!
Deb Shea Bruno:
If you have a Smartphone, I would suggest getting either Fooducate or Ipiit. Fooducate you have to pay a couple of dollars and Ipiit is free. You input the settings what you don’t want to eat, ex: Gluten, Wheat, and anything else you don’t want and then when you get to the store you open the APP and point it at the bar code and it will let you know if there is gluten/wheat in the item.
Allergy and Gluten Free Apps
Find Me Gluten Free ~ website
This app is free.
4.5 stars on iTunes (out of 1,211 reviews)
Almost 4.5 stars on Google Play (out of 6,819)
The Gluten Free Scanner
5 stars on iTunes (out of 622 reviews) ~ there is both a free version and a full version for $3.99
A smidgen over 3 stars on Google Play (out of 622 reviews) ~ $3.99
>Gluten Free Food Finder
I only found this APP on Google Play where it is free.
It has 4 stars (out of 971 reviews).
Fooducate ~ website
This is a free app.
4 stars on Google Play (out of 12,999 reviews – which is impressive).
4.5 stars on iTunes (out of 11,733 reviews).
Ipiit ~ website
This app is free.
It is has a 4 star rating out of 475 reviews on Google Play
This app has a 4.5 star rating out of 583reviews on iTunes
iEatOut Gluten Free & Allergy Free
iTunes says this app has a rating of 4+.
Is This Gluten Free?
This is the number one gluten free app on iTunes where it said to have a rating of 4+. It cost $7.99.
Shopwell (allergy scanner) ~ website
It is a free app.
More Gluten Free Apps
If you know of other gluten free apps which you would like to include in this blog post, comment below.