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Educomer : Nutritional advice Database Austin Shieh Kuan Chen Stephen Li Richard Zhang Group 6 . A website to educate people on nutritional values. The Problem:. Features :. Challenges:.

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Educomer: Nutritional advice Database

Austin ShiehKuan Chen Stephen Li Richard Zhang Group 6

A website to educate people on nutritional values

The Problem:



Our client Victor Villalobos wants to create an application for people in Mexico to learn about nutritional values and advice. Our client needs a way for actual nutritional scientists to score foods and update advice.

  • Communicating with the client his
  • priorities for each feature
  • Figuring out how to model the
  • database to include ingredients and advice
  • Fixing the UI using bootstrap to
  • make it both user friendly and optimized for mobile use
  • Figuring out how and where to store images
  • Landing page to advertise
  • the product
  • Search engine to look up specific
  • foods and their advice.
  • Sign and login for different users
  • 5 different tiers of users for setting
  • scores, nutritional values, and just
  • browsing data.
  • Includes batch uploading from
  • spreadsheets
  • Food includes pictures, UPC code,
  • 3 different types of advice, and an
  • ingredients list
  • Used Rails to build app and Heroku to
  • run the application


The Educomer Website

We created a website that has a food database listing all ingredients, pictures, and advice added by select nutritional scientists. It is easy to browse through and look for select foods.

Lessons Learned:

  • Set plausible user stories and
  • prioritize most important features
  • Meet with client weekly and make
  • sure we are meeting his requests
  • Double check test cases and make
  • proper tags on github


Landing page:

User Permissions:

Specific food item information:

Search Engine:

Food database with pictures:

Login page: