What The Health is your #1 source for Alabama Restaurant Health Scores!
What The Health lets you easily view Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants and Bar Establishments in the State of Alabama. This multi-functional app allows you to quickly view Alabama Health Scores for every Restaurant near you. Not only can you view Health Inspection Scores for restaurants in Alabama, you can get directions and share scores with friends on Facebook!
*THE ALABAMA HEALTH DEPARTMENT DOES NOT PROVIDE INSPECTION REPORTS OR VIOLATIONS*
• Search for places around you based on location.
• Search for places based on health inspection rating.
• Search for places by name.
• Get directions from your current location.
• Make informed decisions about where you visit!
What The Health is available for iPhone and iPad!
The Alabama health inspection information is retrieved from county government websites under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). We do not perform inspections ourselves. The What The Health application is an independently developed 3rd party application as is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Please visit the Alabama Department of Public Health's Website for full privacy and security policies. http://www.adph.org/
Updates to address issues when running on iOS 9.0.1.
- Fix crashes when opening certain menu items
- Fix missing reports
- Fix missing 'share' on social media buttons
Ratings and Reviews
A HUGE help when going somewhere for the first time.
I just found out about this app via someone on Facebook, and I like it already. I can see the health inspection scores of every restaurant close to me, so if there's a place I haven't tried yet, I can now see the score before I even go. This comes in handy to prevent becoming sick from the food.
(This is the Alabama version. You should check the app store for your state first to see if it's available.)
I notice most scoring is not up to date
A great idea ruined by horrible execution.
Listings are horribly out of date. As of the date of this review, the app lists a local restaurant as having a health score of 90, but a quick visit to my county’s web site shows the restaurant has had a lower score for at least 4 months.
The search option (which is buried in a submenu) won’t work if your phone autofills, say, the name of the city you are searching and places a space after the word (as most phones will do). The app has been so poorly coded that as single extra space will cause no results to be returned.
When you do get a list of results, they are sorted only by distance from you. You can’t manually sort the results any other way. Not by health rating or restaurant name. When was last time “distance” was the primary factor you used to select a place to eat?
It would be more logical to allow the user to eliminate all restaurants below a minimum health grade.
I hope a better run app developer comes along and executes this idea properly.
A well-designed app would have the following (all lacking from this app):
— Column sorting options.
— The ability to see only restaurants with a health rating above a specific number.
— The date the health score was given (was it last week, or 8 months ago, when the place may have had a different owner).
— An ability to permanently remove the hundreds of quick-marts and other non-restaurant entities from the list, so one is only looking at places one might actually consider dining at.
— The phone numbers for the businesses listed, or at least the option to send the name to a web browser, or Google Maps, so one could access such info easily on a mobile device.
— A search function at the top of the page, rather than buried in a separate pull-down menu
I contacted the app’s makers two weeks ago with my concerns, seeking an explanation, and received no reply.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.