Harvest - Select the Best Produce
By Sean Murphy
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Harvest is your guide to selecting the freshest, ripest, healthiest and best-tasting produce. Whether it's knocking on watermelons, smelling pineapples, squeezing avocados, or examining the color of peaches, you'll always know the best approach.
PRAISE FOR HARVEST:
On TV! ~ Featured in Apple's latest iPhone Television Ad
"Noteworthy" ~ Featured by Apple on the front page of the App Store
"#2 Paid Reference App Ranking" ~ iTunes App Store
Featured, December Issue ~ Clean Eating Magazine
"Pick of the Week" ~ Alex Lindsay, TWiT MacBreak Weekly Podcast
"Elegant, beautiful" ~ Joseph Wain, Glyphish, iPhone Icon Designer
"Brilliant job designing the app" ~ Smoking Apples Blog
"Essential" ~ SF Restaurant Examiner
"5 Stars" ~ appolicious.com
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THE FULL STORY:
You've probably heard a few of those clever produce-selection tricks out there. The problem though, is remembering all of them when standing in the produce aisle of the grocery store with a fruit or vegetable in your hand. That's what Harvest is all about.
Harvest features an elegant and efficient collection of intelligent tips and techniques for purchasing the best quality fruits and vegetables. Harvest was developed with a deep attention to detail and function. With smooth, snappy browsing and searching, it's designed for quick referencing right at the market.
In addition, Harvest also offers instructions on how to best store and keep your perfect produce. Storing has it's own plethora of unobvious tips and tricks! For instance, did you know that garlic is best stored out of the refrigerator, and that corn loses half its sugar content in one day out of refrigeration?
Harvest also features pesticide residue levels for each item. To help your budget, you can selectively buy organic based on items which have the highest levels of chemical residue (even after washing and peeling). Furthermore, also included is a full list of pesticide levels from worst to best, so you can see the big picture of how pesticides play out across all produce.
During a time where junk foods and soda are more affordable than fruits and vegetables, Harvest aims to boost produce purchasing by helping you skillfully select items and spend money most efficiently. You’ll have the knowledge to choose produce with the absolute best quality and maximize freshness and shelf life through optimal storage.
Harvest was designed with an extraordinary attention to polish and detail. The interface is beautifully crafted, responsive, and intuitive, resonating the elegance of the iPhone platform itself. Super-fast searching and smooth scrolling means you’ll be able to zero in on a specific produce item instantly. The content is just as impressive, featuring selecting and storing instructions, tips, tricks, and pesticide information for over 126 fruits and vegetables.
Harvest aims to pay for itself: Avoid purchasing a spoiling item, prevent waste through efficient storage, or selectively buy organic based on pesticide levels and the cost of Harvest is made up for!
• Selecting and storing instructions, tips, and tricks for over 126 fruits and vegetables
• Super-fast searching and filtering for finding an item quickly
• Pesticide residue levels under each item
• Full list of pesticide levels, for the big picture about which items have the most
• Know which items will continue ripening at home, and which are as good as they get when you see them in the store
• Extremely fluid and responsive user interface (no choppy scrolling)
• Elegantly designed graphics and images
• Extraordinary attention to detail and usability
What's New in Version 2.0
What's In Season? Harvest 2 shows produce currently available in your area so you can support regional farms and eat fresh.
You can also browse seasonal information for any month and location. Currently only the United States is supported but we're working on other countries!
Other new features:
- The look and feel has been subtly improved throughout.
- To ensure support is always in reach, we added a button to the about screen to easily email us.
This is a great app for those of us looking for what's in season. My only issue is I live in Florida and it's a state that includes several growing zones... Therefore what's in season up north many not be down south and vice versa. Maybe a growing zone feature would be nice? Also maybe (in the future) calorie and nutrition info for produce. Overall, great job. The creators have gone to great lengths to provide specific info and great pictures. Also impressed with how many fruits and veggies included- the tropical fruits are listed! Pesticide info also a huge plus. If you are trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet you can't go wrong with this handy app. Well done!!!
The Harvest App is spectacular!
The one stop shop for buying, storing and keeping current on fruits & vegetables in season and in your local area! The pics are beautiful and the pesticide info will forewarn you of what to stay away from! Kudos to Sean for such intensive work for our well being that can be appreciated by all!!
Great ap and money saver
I used to try to buy everything organic, But that can be very expensive. With this app I can decide what to buy conventional because it's clean, and what to buy organic because the other option is very dirty.