Ramps is a simple visual guide to food. Decode complicated menus and recipes, discover new and interesting ingredients to cook with, or get your kids excited about good foods through the unique illustrations and simple interface. Have you googled “what is endive” more than once? Or seen Kohlrabi on the menu and been like “wait, what…”? Ramps is here!
The app is both searchable and browseable. Each description has a unique illustration and 35 word description designed to give you a concise but informative snapshot. From the detail page, you can easily pull up additional info from Wikipedia, more images from Google Images, and recipes from Epicurious.
We currently have over 300 vegetables and fruits. In follow-up updates (some already in the works!), we’ll be expanding that to include more foods and food groups, like pastas, cheeses, meats, etc… Now is your chance to get the app at its lowest price!
Our vision is to have ALL THE FOODS in a single, easy to use interface, helping people find and discover more interesting food to eat, cook, and enjoy.
Get Ramps now and you’ll automatically get the updates as we add new foods and features. Also, follow Ramps on Facebook and Twitter to get updates, learn something new, and be a more awesome foodie!
- Added new fruits and vegetables like knotweed, shiso, and yu choy sum.
- Added pastas and grains like fideua, orecchiette, and vermicelli.
- Support for all current apple device sizes.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent design - simple and effective
At first I was skeptical that Ramps would be redundant. What could this app tell me about a mysterious food that a google search wouldn't? I've been proven wrong. Ramps's intuitive design, playful graphics, and punchy text relate exactly enough information about unknown produce quickly. Furthermore, the simplified drawings and color coding seem to help me remember the new items I've looked up. As an added bonus, the intelligent and often witty food descriptions made me chuckle. Well done!
All in one place
Yes, all of its information is available elsewhere, but it's convenient to have it all in one place. Tap on an item in the master list and you get a page with a short description and a sketch (I wish it were a photo) of that item. From there, tap one of three buttons to get (1) further info from Wikipedia, (2) photographs from Google images, or (3) recipes from Epicurious that use that ingredient.
Meh. Based on the previous reviews, I was prepared to be wowed. Admittedly, it's pretty... but it's nothing more than a(n admittedly large and varied) list of produce and a couple sentences describing each item. If you want to know more, it kicks you over to Wikipedia, google image search, or some random recipe website.
Overall, pretty, but not enough content to be worth the buck. It's easier to just hop onto Wikipedia and search the fruit or veggie you're curious about.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.