UCT students are runners-up at GradHack

23 August 2016

Gobble, a mobile app that allows the user to create a shopping list by monitoring the food items that they have bought, came second in the annual GradHack hosted by Discovery.

The app was developed by UCT final-year electrical and computer engineering students Michael Evans, Wayne Huang and Kuziwa Sachikonye. Although it was built overnight, the app beat 30 other teams chosen from a total pool of 200 entries.

Over time, the algorithm behind the app suggests better food alternatives by scanning nutritional information from barcodes on food items. When the user is done shopping, the app gives a visual breakdown of their consumption. They can then customise their data as they build healthier diets.

Gobble also makes recipe suggestions, allowing the user to populate their next shopping list based on their favourite recipes.

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Caption Final-year electrical and computer engineering students Wayne Huang, Michael Evans and Kuziwa Sachikonye want to enable South Africans to make wiser food choices.

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