If a product contains gluten, glutenScan automatically searches the database and recommends gluten free alternatives. It’s a powerful tool that helps people save time and find safe products.
Cambridge, MA (Vocus) September 16, 2009
Zeer, the leading consumer grocery information resource, today announced the availability of glutenScan, an iPhone application that lets consumers easily find information about gluten-free groceries while on the go. glutenScan helps iPhone users find gluten free foods in any category, provides gluten-free alternatives and helps people see what is gluten free and what is not. glutenScan’s food information database helps people save time, stay safe and learn the gluten free diet.
glutenScan is the first iPhone app to provide a gluten free safety status, complete product and ingredient information, and allergy warnings. Taking full advantage of the iPhone, glutenScan allows you to call a product manufacturer at the touch of a button. Searchable by product name, category or UPC, glutenScan gives users unprecedented access to a database of over 30,000 food products and more than 10,000 manufacturers when they need it most – while shopping at the store.
glutenScan also includes a comprehensive list of 'problem' ingredients and synonyms, including detailed background information and sources for each ingredients. With over 40 years combined celiac and gluten free nutrition experience behind this research, the Zeer medical advisory and research teams make glutenScan the most thorough and instructive product and ingredient information resource available on the iPhone today.
“glutenScan is a great companion for anyone living gluten-free. You can pick up a product in the grocery store, type in the name or UPC and instantly determine the gluten free status of that product,” said Michael Putnam, CEO and founder of Zeer. “If a product contains gluten, glutenScan automatically searches the database and recommends gluten free alternatives. It’s a powerful tool that helps people save time and find safe products."
Built for the iPhone using the Zeer platform, glutenScan provides access to the extensive Zeer database, including high quality images of each product and easy to view highlighting of problematic ingredients. It also includes access to more than 130 commonlyfound grocery categories, simplifying time spent researching products and staring at the shelves, wondering what products have hidden gluten.
glutenScan is the only gluten free iPhone app that is continually updated without updating the application. Approximately 500 products are added or updated each week, and made available at the same time on Zeer.com and glutenScan on the iPhone. glutenScan is now available in the iTunes App store, here http://www.itunes.com/appstore. glutenScan is available on a subscription basis, allowing customers to buy only the time they need: the initial download is $1.99 for 30 days of use, and customers can add 30 days for $1.99 or 90 days for $3.99, getting one month free.
Zeer, the leading consumer grocery information resource, is the easy way to find better food. Zeer helps people save time and live better by suggesting products based upon their specific dietary needs. Zeer is accessible online or via a mobile phone, empowering members to find foods that are right for them any where, any time. Founded in 2007, Zeer was named a Top 50 website by Time.com. For additional information, please visit Zeer on the web at http://www.zeer.com.