In 2015, Showoff won the tender process to design & develop the safefood weight-mate system.
Safefood is an all-island implementation body set up under the British-Irish Agreement with a general remit to promote awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition issues on the island of Ireland.
Safefood activities include:
Promotion of food safety
Research into food safety
Communication of nutritional advice
Promotion of scientific co-operation and laboratory linkages
Provide independent scientific advice
Deliver consumer focused review
To create native iPhone & Android phone applications which provide support for users to lose 10% of their body weight responsibly if they were overweight based off in app calculations provided by safefood nutritionists.
To develop a nutrition calculation system that would allow for di erent user demographics and dietary requirements.
To protect safefood weigh-mates customers data but also reflect their activity accurately & anonymously.
To provide safefood with a scalable solution to deal with national and cross border traffic and to ensure consistency in the availability of weight-mate even under heavy user loads.
Using feedback from multiple focus groups and analysis, we compiled both a full technical and design specification for safefood. This was based off their requirements, the focus groups and what we recommend as the best solution.
We produced native iPhone & Android apps all serviced by a Ruby on Rails backend hosted on Heroku.
The developed solution provided secure storage for user’s data taking into account privacy policies and security audits.