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App: Shopping Receipt Scan

Scan your shopping receipt into the app, which recognizes products and automatically reminds you before they go bad on average

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The manual entry used in existing food tracking apps makes it unnecessarily hard for the users.


This app     will use OCR on shopping receipts to recognize the food that has been bought. 
Based on average lifespans, a grwoing database and learnings from corrections by users, the app automatically sends notifications if a food is about to go bad in the next 2 days.
If the food was used already, the user can select "don't remind me again" from the notification. If the food wasnt used yet, the user can select "remind me in 1h", "...in the evening", or "... tomorrow" from the notification.


What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

- collect receipts from supermarkets to see how well identifyable foods are - test ocr on receipts

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

- Are there apps with this feature I overlooked? - literally anything I overlooked! Please give me your input!

Tell us about your work experience:

I'm a startup consultant in the areas product management and growth. I'm currently working with startups in the areas productivity, human resources, kindergarten erp, AR and personal finances. I've worked in the sectors automotive, healthcare tech, management consulting and marketing - always close to idea generation for, creating concepts of and developing new products.

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How far along is your idea?

  • It’s just been created! It’s existed for 1 day - 1 month

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