By Lori Stultz, VO Rocky Mountain Outreach Coordinator
Let’s be honest—there’s an app for everything these days. I don’t think I need to provide an example list of the apps many people use on a daily basis to prove my point. In fact, always being two steps behind in the technology world, many of you could probably provide a longer list of apps than I could.
You may be saying, “A vegan food alternatives app—big deal. Something like this has already been done.” Well, not quite.
The simplicity and audience size that this app serves is what sets Vegan Alternatives apart from the others. I’m not kidding when I say that this is probably one of the easiest and simplest vegan food alternatives apps out there.
On the app’s home page, there are only two options to choose from—Find Alternatives and Why Go Vegan? Within the Find Alternatives category, there are three to four vegan food products listed for Dairy, Meat, and Other animal food products—the Other category includes chocolate, eggs, gelatin, and honey.
The Why Go Vegan? page briefly describes three main reasons why going vegan is beneficial—less suffering for the animals, decreased environmental damage, and better overall health.
If you’re impressed, or at least interested, just wait—it gets better! The app developer, Ayush, is a 14-year-old student from Europe, so the alternative food products listed in this app are products you can find in Europe and the United States.
Ayush developed this app because he personally found it difficult to transition into a vegan diet, so he wanted to do something to both promote the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and to make life simpler for new vegans.
This app will be continually updated, and Ayush has requested feedback from Vegan Outreach supporters regarding the types of vegan alternatives you all use! Folks in Europe and the United States, let’s help Ayush out by telling him what vegan products you use instead of animal food products! Feel free to contribute in the Comment section below!
Vegan Outreach has also recently updated our Meat, Egg, and Dairy Alternatives page! Like Ayush, we want to help make it as easy as possible for people to replace animal products with tasty, vegan product alternatives. We encourage you to check out this page in addition to looking at the Vegan Alternatives app!
Currently, the Vegan Alternatives app is only available for Android. If you download the app and have feedback for Ayush, please make sure you leave a review at the app site!