Invite companies to add their products
Text orientation through OCR
Enable image rotation without having to edit the whole page
Contact specialized journalists about health issues and scandals (eg provide them data on salt in products, meat...)
Develop a narrative around: "The wikipedia of the Food Industry", opening little secrets...
Computer science, Student projects, We can propose interesting problems to solve that students can drive and resolve., Improve ingredients recognition from photos, Logos (Bio / Organic, Max Havelaar etc.) detection
Regular posts about products being currently advertised, and a fact check against their OFF page.
Use Email Verification to promote the Google+ page within gmail : https://support.google.com/plus/answer/3190197?hl=fr
projects with schools, universities, Edit-a-Thons, Coding projects, see above
Le Salon de l'Agriculture
Take advantage of being a Chrome App by using various available APIs and distribution methods
Sync Facebook and Twitter so that Twitter posts get posted to Facebook
Use a system (command line or anything) to post to all social networks at the same time
Barcode recognition-based cookingTimer which uses the recommended cooking time on OpenFoodFacts or prompts it if not available
Don't be afraid to prompt for contributions via notifications
Create a taskforce for each language, A few highly motivated persons who coordinate actions between themselves to create strong communities in each language and/or country, If interested to be part of a taskforce, please add yourself in the Taskforce for "Open Food Facts in [language]" below.
Complete translation of the interface
Launch international versions of the mobile apps (or better: support multiple languages), detect user location and change target upload OFF accordingly ?
Create local versions of the Open Food Facts blog with news etc.
Create local "missions"
Present project outside France, barcamps, Local contributors can present, and/or foreign contributors could travel
Reach local organizations, SlowFood
Open Food Facts in Spanish, Taskforce, Javichu
Open Food Facts in German, Visit Barcamp Nürnberg
Open Food Facts in Italian, Visit SlowFood HQ in Torino
Open Food Facts in Arabic
Make the App icons more prominent on the Website (not at the bottom of the page !)
Use the social networks to promote direct app install, on a regular basis
take advantage of notifications to prompt for contributions
geolocalize product input to propose autofill
rotate barcode sanely with device rotation
look and feel more robust, fast and integrated, reduce learning time as app become more sophisticated
Categories, Under way in French
Reward merging and make it super easy and fun to merge, Part of the app where the system asks yes/no questions for suspected duplicates.
Additives, Origin, risk levels etc.
try to detect the oval circle around the origin data
try to detect the AB logo automatically
try to detect a bunch of stuff automatically
perform OCR on all new products
I'm not familiar with it, any examples of ideas / UI design / processes etc. that we could draw inspiration from ? -- Stephane
it's basing turning all the work to do in very simple jobs, doable by anyone, even with French knowledge
You can gamify it and give it to volunteers or give the small jobs to Amazon mechanical turk, and people will do them for a couple of euro cents
use the HTML5 API to let desktop users take photos
Use design cues from Wikipedia to reduce learning time, position of login/logout, position of international version, position of special pages, ...
In the Awards thing, let people click on the given example to add them to the field. I can't be bothered to type AB each time.
Reduce the length of the page so that you can always have the packaging for reference without having to scroll. Otherwise, the fields that can't be seen alongside the packaging are less likely to be filled (for a coynter example, look at what is done for nutrition data)
Stéphane Gigandet - stephane
Roberto Moreno - rampmaster
New graphs that show the actual colors of food coloring in products, e.g. in scatter plot or pie charts
Represent in a map a category of products to see their regional distribution: citrics, oliva oils, wines, beers...
Trying to encourage local food consumption: e.g. following the California's 100 miles movement, place in a map a cicle surrounding your site with a 100 miles (or km) distance and the products inside that circle. More concentric circles can be added at diferent distances: 300 km, 1000 km...
Europe & Africa
France & French Carribean
Spain and Latin America
Quantified Self community, Dedicated food log app?
Collectors, e.g. sodas, cans, sardines...
Groups with special dietary needs, e.g.vegetarians/vegans, celiacs, lactose intolerance, Halal, Kosher, Atkins diet...
Add an app to track BestBefore dates, what's in your fridge, what you should buy, and prompt for data input if not available. If Available, prompt for photos/whatever on a random basis to avoid annoying the user too much
Consumer associations (UFC Que Choisir, and their members and networks)
Nutrition data finder: Crops images for nutrition data
Ingredients finder: Crops images for ingredients
Brand Maniac: Add 10 missing brands to products
Add a mission for each missing field
Create a custom page where the system asks: Can you see a "Biologique" logo on any of these images, How much does the product weight ? …
Ask the same question to several people, Validate data if they agree on the value
Dia products are sold in Dia
Auchan products are sold in Auchan