SMS Bot Widget is no more

After over 8 years in the Play Store SMS Bot Widget has had to be taken down. Google has updated some policies on apps that have the permission to write SMS messages. Basically any app with this permission has to be a fully fledged SMS sender/receiver app. SMS Bot Widget was never intended to be that so it has to go. It wasn’t the most popular app but over its lifetime it had an average rating of 3.86 stars which I think is pretty good. If I get round to it I might release the source code on github so that it’s spirit can live on!

android nutrilens

NutriLens Beta in the Play Store

I just uploaded a new app to the Google Play Store. It’s called NutriLens. It scans nutritional information on food packaging to show you how healthy it is. Sometimes food packaging can be hard to understand or even deceptive. The UK Government put together some guidelines but these are not mandatory. Where packaging does not use the traffic light system NutriLens can read the text on the packaging using the device’s camera and Optical Character Recognition (OCR). After parsing this information the app displays the nutritional information as it should be with red, amber or green for fat, saturates, sugar and salt like this:

It’s only available in the UK and Ireland for now. Android 6.0+ required.
More info here
Play Store Link here