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By Torgny Bjers
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About this project

We've all lost family recipes, either through misplacement, death or time. We aim to prevent that from happening again. Welcome to Foodl.es! 

Instead of starting with your average online cookbook, we started with your average printed cookbook and made it innovative.

PROFESSIONAL INTEREST IN THE PROJECT:

We received a great deal of feedback, ideas and interest in the finished project.  We have already received interest by Ancestry.com and Johnson and Wales University about future partnership and seeing the finished project. 

Features: 

  • Look and feel of "flipping through a cookbook"
  • Recipes default to private until you decide to share them.
  • Storytelling for each recipe - Attach video, text and pictures to each recipe.
  • Adjustable Nutritional Facts - Adjust the ingredients in a recipe and automatically have the nutritional facts update.
  • Adjustable Serving Portions - Adjust the number of people a saved recipe serves and the ingredient quantities will automatically update.
  • Ingredient search - Put in two or more ingredients and search for recipes that include those ingredients.
  • Collaboration and Cookbook Creation - You will be able to collaborate with others to create a cookbook (such as family or neighborhood cookbook) then send it to a printer to be published.
  • Import and export features.
  • Scan and send recipes - For a small fee you will be able to scan and send in your recipes to be input into your cookbook for you.
  • Backup features.

To see more about the inspiration for Foodles, watch this:

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With different subscription levels you can customize your account to fit your needs. Our Individual Package, well, it’s pretty explanatory. The Family Package opens up collaborating with other users to share recipes and create a family cookbook. Our Community Package is perfect for larger groups that want to create a shared cookbook. All cookbooks can be stored online or sent to a printer for publication.

If you have any questions regarding the project, the service and its various features, please send us a comment and we'll do our best to answer!

Risks and challenges

This isn’t just a kickstarter to raise funds for an object or tool. It is the beginning of a full-service company dedicated to creating a new and innovative online cookbook.

The biggest challenge for completion of this project is the software build. Luckily, one of our founders is a software engineer that has nearly 20 years experience in software development and ability to create the full suite of functions. However, building new software from the ground up takes time, effort and money. A small portion of the money raised will be used to offset the decreased client work he will be accepting to complete this project.

The other challenge is establishing the long-term business. After all, without the business the software will be a piece of really cool technology that no one can see. Another of our founders has successfully run several businesses and has vast experience in customer service, marketing and sales.

Combined, our skill sets lay the groundwork for the eventual team that we will bring on to fully realize this project as a long term business. Active in the entrepreneurial community in our city, we have mentors and support that built similar businesses to turn to for advice and help with any challenges.

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    One of our neighbors. We'd share a cup of sugar with you whenever you need one. Get a one year premium Foodl.es account.

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    Somehow you're sleeping on our couch and you can't wait for the next time Jill makes Enchiladas. Get a custom printed Foodles bamboo spoon, a one year premium account and Jill and Torgny will call you to thank you personally.

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    Even though you're a meatosaur, you show up every time there are vegetarian tacos because taste transcends flora and fauna. Your choice of Foodles ReciPack: a set of curated heirloom recipes that come with your account. Also includes a one year premium account and a thank you call.

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    We've adopted you and you can't leave for work with that seasonal cold until we've cooked you a batch of chicken noodle soup. Three years premium Foodles account and you get a copy of our favorite user recipes in a nice hard-cover book (a $50 value). Also includes a ReciPack of your choice and a thank you call.

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    We leave you snarky notes on the foyer whiteboard just to transform your day from meh to special. Uniquely yours; your Foodles account has a special skin designed just for you. Also includes a three year premium account, a ReciPack of your choice, and a thank you call from Jill and Torgny.

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    There are eleven mattresses upstairs and the whole house smells like pumpkin because your mother loves pie. We are enroute to the airport to pick up your family. 3 Generations Backer; Your Foodles account continues in perpetuity, ten friends and family members get accounts, and should you close your account, you get a printed cookbook. Also includes a thank you call and three ReciPacks of your choice.

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    It's about time you introduced us to your family. Even though the car ride to the cabin was filled with awkward silences, we are secretly elated that you are finally inducting us into your hall of fame—United States mainland only—We visit your family and collect all your recipes and enter them into Foodles. Your family and a few of your recipes will be featured on the Foodles blog (optional). We then try to cook one of your family's favorite dinner recipes (or you can pick one of ours) and serve you in your own home. You also get the 3 Generations Backer reward, a custom Foodles website skin, and three ReciPacks.

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    Yes, we've got all the shots and a copy of Lonely-Planet-Wherever-You-Live. We are visiting your family—wherever in the world you may be—and collecting all your recipes and entering them into Foodles. That burlap sack zip line off of the peak of a Mayan pyramid sure made us hungry enough to cook for an army. Your family and a few of your recipes will be featured on the Foodles blog (optional). We then try to cook one of your family's favorite dinner recipes (or you can pick one of ours) and serve you in your own home. You also get the 3 Generations Backer reward, a custom Foodles website skin, and three ReciPacks.

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