Ubite (short for Unite & Bite) is an app created in response to a competition set by Waitrose which focused on tackling food waste.
Almost 50% of food waste in the UK comes from our homes.. We throw away more food than we do packaging! My concept to help tackle this was to create an app using familiar technology from other popular apps and incorporate it into mine to make it as easy and fun as possible to connect. The unique selling point would be to use a QR scanner as you check out with your shopping, collecting the expiry date on each product and it will remind with a notification a few days before the food is set to expire.
If you still decide not to want it after the reminder, it will alert people near by via GPS, as you will also be alerted when other people nearby have their food expiring - allowing you to trade food that you no longer want, potentially saving money on food you may want, eliminating food waste, as well as potentially creating new friends in the process. The app allows you to talk to your connections, change your connection distance to however close or far you desire, as well as showing local homeless shelters for donations on the map.
It also local events such as community lunches where you can go and exchange recipes and cook with unwanted foods, learning different cuisines from different cultures in your areas, events which raise awareness about food waste.