Tuesday, July 28, 2015

There's an App for That

Food allergies can be life threatening, especially if they involve anaphylactic shock.  Not only is an allergic reaction scary for the person with the allergy, it is also a frightening experience for those around them.  If you’re a person with a food allergy, you know that you have to be prepared for the worst at all times.  This is especially true when eating out. 

During the summer months, it is not unlikely for some people to vacation in a foreign country.  The problem is—everything’s foreign!  Explaining how to safely prepare a meal to a foreign speaking waiter is no easy task.  Fortunately, we are now able to utilize the incredible technology we have at our fingertips.

A new app, called Allergy FT, gives users the ability to create a profile indicating the foods they are allergic to.  At this point in time, the app offers 80 different items to choose from.  With the push of a button, the app amazingly translates this information into a desired language.  Allergy FT is currently able to translate into a number of languages that are understood in 50 different countries.  To feel confident that your allergy is understood, simply show the phone to the waiter.  Now, everyone can safely enjoy cuisines from around the world.

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