Google relishes Kochi cookbook app

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | POOJA NAIR
Published Apr 29, 2016, 1:21 am IST
Updated Apr 29, 2016, 1:21 am IST
It was selected from 600,000 Android apps at Google Play store.
Arun Ravi
 Arun Ravi

KOZHIKODE: Recipe Book, a mobile app free cookbook comprising five lakh recipes created by three friends at Startup Village Kochi, has been selected as Google editor's choice. The choice has been made from among 600,000 Android apps at Google Play store. The trio of Arun Ravi, Nikhil Dharman and Anoop Balakrishnan, promoters of the start-up, Agrima Infotech, have been thrilled and are awaiting a Google team from the US soon in Kochi to film their innovation.

“Recipe Book has half a million exquisite recipes that will guide you through your cooking quests with such ease that your culinary skills will match that of a professional chef. Now even a kid can explore and create own tastes with the safe and simple cooking directions on this app”, said Anoop Balakrishnan.

What makes the app unique is the technology employed for visual object recognition. It helps you to take a snap of a vegetable or fruit and identify the best recipe for it.  Shake n make, snap n cook, material design, shopping list (offline support), favourite list, calorie and nutrition list, cooking time details, search option and share recipe are a few features of the app.

Recipe Book, which started off with less than 1,000 daily downloads, now has more than 30,000 downloads daily. The App uses “technology in deep learning computer vision” and is among the 149 apps chosen by Google editorial across the globe.

“Android market in India is huge but no app has received such a great opportunity of being featured as the editor’s choice of Google from the country”, said Anoop Balakrishnan.
 

He says the app has been the culmination of their dream from college days to own a company. Since the installation of the company in 2012, the Google recognition has come as the greatest reward for their efforts.

Google Play editorial team brings the best mobile apps to the attention of users through features, staff picks and editor’s choice collections, with a mission to find the best app in the world market of androids.

Location: India, Kerala




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