Vegan iPhone: Go!

I don’t have an iPhone, but I still got incredibly excited about these great applications. They’re probably not news to vegan iPhone users, but non-iPhone users, let it be known! Veg restaurant directories, cruelty-free shopping guides, and more. Click each app name for the iTunes listing and screen shots.

appvegx Vegan Xpress
Over 110 chain restaurants and fast food places are listed with vegan-friendly items from each menu. You also get a full list of veg beer/wine, snacks, etc. (Sounds like Accidentally Vegan?) The iTunes listing claims the app is updated regularly and the creator welcomes updates from users.
 

Category: Lifestyle
Price today: $1.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

appbnb Be Nice To Bunnies (BNB)
“Companies listed either signed PETA’s statement of assurance, or provided a statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any non-required animal tests on ingredients, or finished products..” Version 2 includes up to date info from PETA’s cruelty-free database.
 

Category: Lifestyle
Price today: $1.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch (2nd generation).

appvegpas Veggie Passport
With over 33 languages to choose from, select key phrases to translate according to where you are in the world. “I am vegetarian” “Does this food contain meat, fish, or poultry?” If you don’t speak the language, just show your phone to the person you are asking.
 

Category: Travel
Price today: Introductory rate $0.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

apploca Locavore  
Locavore” is a coined term used to describe people who eat foods grown or produced locally. This app lets the loco locavores know which foods are in season in their area, which foods will be coming into season, find local farmer’s markets, learn where (all 234) fruits and vegetables are currently growing, and reach links to related Wikipedia articles and Epicurious recipes.
 

Category: Reference
Price today: $3.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

appsmart Vegetarian SmartList  29
A large database of over 4,500 products such as food, drugs, personal care items, cleaning supplies, and more organized and marked as vegetarian or vegan. Non-veg items are not listed (possible drawback – lack of listing leaves users uncertain if item may actually be veg-friendly but neglected from list)
 

Category: Lifestyle
Price today: $24.99 (eep!)
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

appfa Food Additives
This crazy application may be considered overkill for some vegans, but it does the trick. Andthen some! Search ingredients and additives to find health risks, side effects, and more. Data listed and sorted by name, number, risk type, symptom type, diet type, substance origin, general use and function, food industry class, foods associated with, and countries unapproved for use. Long story short, look up “rennet” and find out if it’s vegan. 
 

Category: Medical
Price today: $2.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

appvegout VegOut
Powered by HappyCow.net, this app gives you “the world’s largest international listing of vegan, vegetarian, and vegetarian-friendly restaurants at your finger tips” (-iTunes description). International listings are available, too. Sort results (rating, distance, alpha), restaurant websites and reviews.
 

Category: Lifestyle
Price today: $2.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

 Great FREE Apps

applb Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny)
Cruelty-free shopping guide in your hands. Cosmetics, personal care items, and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program ensures companies listed do not participate in animal testing. Search items by category or name, see logos and descriptions, and link to company websites. 
 

Category: Lifestyle
Price today: Free!
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

appvegstev Vegan Steven
Vegan restaurant directory. With an adorable carrot. For free!
 

 

Category: Lifestyle
Price today: Free!
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

appiveg iVegetarian  
Another restaurant database. Healthy and Sustainable Dining for Vegetarians.

 

Category: Lifestyle
Price today: Free!
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

appyy Vegan Yum Yum Mobile
Search for and organize your favorite recipes from VeganYumYum.com.
 

 

 

Category: Lifestyle
Price today: Free!
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

For those who are sans iPhone, you can follow these apps on Twitter. Their tweets are often very helpful, too. 

http://twitter.com/veganxpress

http://twitter.com/vegoutapp

http://twitter.com/veganyumyum

Also, don’t forget internet bookmarks. Some must-have vegan bookmarks (for any phone or browser): 

glvb HappyCow
glvb Caring Consumer
glvb Leaping Bunny

glvb CC’s Ingredient List

I would love to vicariously use these through iPhone users, so let me know how they are. I’m especially curious to know which restaurant finder is the best. iThanks!

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~ by Katherine on September 7, 2009.

One Response to “Vegan iPhone: Go!”

  1. Very nice write-up. I absolutely appreciate this website.
    Continue the good work!

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