Like most apps, the Humane Eating Project is powered by various technologies. Here is an overview of the different programs we use to create, maintain, and further develop the app.
We built a prototype of the Humane Eating Project App using Justinmind’s Usernote product. We built the iOS app natively using Xcode. We use Parse.com as a “Back End as a Service” platform. This is where we host our data and Parse provides API endpoints as well as back end processing capabilities. We use JSON-CSV.com’s converter app to make it easier to move data in and out of Parse. As a side note, weâ€™d like to give a huge Thank You to JSON-CSV for allowing us to use the software at no cost.
Web App Version
We are currently developing a “Responsive” web app. This means the app will be available on desktops, mobile devices, and tablets. This version will work on Android, Windows, and Blackberry, as well as all desktop browsers like Safari or Google Chrome.Â This app is written as a Node.js app and is hosted on Heroku. We hope to release this version before the end of the year.
We have plans for an Android version as well and are looking to build that natively, similar to iOS. The Android version is in the early stages of development and we do not yet have a timeline. Android users will be able to use the Responsive web app version when that is completed while we work on the native Android version.