Acorn: Android NFC Food Tracker (Canceled)
An app and tag-based date tracker that organizes and reminds you about expiration dates for your perishable food items.
Acorn is developed by C4P Inc., a leader in sustainable, environmentally friendly technology. Acorn is a food-tracking system that facilitates keeping track of your perishable food items with your Android-based smartphone. The system is composed of reusable NFC tags which are used in conjunction with our app that allows you to monitor and set alerts.
Keep track of your food items at home or at your restaurant with Acorn. Once an NFC tag has been set, you will be able to view your food items from your Android smartphone to see exactly how old each food item is, and when it will expire. Custom reminders can be set to notify you when specific food items need to be consumed by. Since the NFC tags store the food item's information, anyone using the Acorn app can scan an NFC tag and create his/her own list of items and expiry dates on the app.
Shown above are the 2 types of NFC tags that we offer for the Acorn system. Model A1 is designed to be mounted onto hard, smooth surfaces whereas Model A2 is designed to be attached to soft or irregular surfaces.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1: How do I know if my phone has NFC capabilities?
A1: There are many online resources available for checking your phone's compatibility with NFC technology.
Q2: Can the NFC tags go in the freezer?
A2: Yes, the NFC tags can be used in most types of residential and commercial fridges and freezers. The temperature range that the tags can be stored in is -25 Celsius to 70 Celsius.
Q3: Is it safe for the tags to go in the microwave?
A3: No, all tags must be removed from any containers before entering a microwave.
Risks and challenges
The biggest reason for securing funding is to have the capital needed to invest in creating the physical tags as outlined in the campaign above. Our goal is also to provide consumers with other types of tags in the future that will allow the Acorn system to be used in an even broader range of applications. As of right now, we are releasing Acorn app, version 1.0. Although we know the app works well, there is always room for improvement. Even though we have a finished product, being successfully funded will go a long way in terms of updating and creating new and better apps in the future. The app is currently developed for Android 4.4 and above, for smartphones only. With your support we plan to develop Acorn to work with Apple iOS as well so that it can be available to many more people. With your support and funding, you will help us to achieve these goals!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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