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December 2, 2005

More on Food Buddy Card - some issues

I went out to FoodAllergyBuddy.com and tried the service. It works but not without flaws.

First, don't try it with Firefox. You need Internet Explorer. Second, they do ask for an email address and personal info and upon further investigation I found this statement in their privacy policy...

Your personal information may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Supermarketguru.com and may be shared with our business partners or companies that have been prescreened by Supermarketguru.com.

Finally, the output is cute but hardly ground breaking. Here's an example output.

Food Buddy.JPG

In fact, I would go as far as to say the card may complicate things at the restaurant. In my opinion, the picture, the disclamer and National Restaurant Association logo takes away attention from the vital information. Finally, when you go to print, the page with the 8 cards gets cut off on the bottom and starts another page. It's not formatted correctly.

So, go ahead and play with the tool if you want. You may find it useful; just expect a few glitches in the process.

Posted by David at December 2, 2005 12:17 PM