Green Eggs

Green Eggs is a social recipe app for iOS and Android. Green Eggs lets users create recipes in simple steps and share them with the world! Users can also search a large database of recipes for recipes that meet their dietary and allergy requirements.


Who is the target market for Green Eggs?

We have designed Green Eggs to be used by everyone, but we anticipate that the app will be mostly used by non-technical users, including parents and grandparents. We have accommodated this market by creating a simple, friendly user interface and have included simple English instructions where appropriate.

Does Green Eggs have a user manual?

Yes, it does! The user manual can be found here.

Why is it called Green Eggs?

The name Green Eggs is inspired by the title of the infamous Dr Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham. We chose this name as it evokes positive feelings, and informs users that our app is simple, friendly and non-threatening, just like the book.

How is Green Eggs different from other recipe apps?

Unlike other apps, Green Eggs is available on iOS and Android, making the platform open to more people. Green Eggs also places a larger emphasis on empowering the user. We let users filter out recipes based on their allergies and dietary requirements. No more searching for hours to find the right recipe for you!

What technology does Green Eggs use?

Green Eggs is developed in TypeScript. It has a React Native frontend and NodeJS backend. We use GraphQL as a query language for our API and PostgreSQL for our database. The API is hosted with Heroku and we use an S3 bucket for cloud file storage.

Is the source code available?

Yes! The whole project is open source and can be found on GitHub here and here.


Technical Details

Green Eggs was built over the course of several months by a small team of uni students, with Edward Jones making the vast majority of the contributions (source and source). The app is built in TypeScript with a NodeJS backend and React Native frontend.

This video goes into the technical details surrounding the design process, technologies used, development process and ends with a live demo of the app.

Design Process

Green Eggs was initially designed in Figma using components derived from the Eva Design System. The Figma prototypes are available to view here.

Awards and Reception

This project received high praise from the university, as well as a team of judges composed of industry figures, for its design and execution. Green Eggs ended up winning the Runner-Up Best Project Prize at the 2021 SCIT Trade Show, and received a High Distinction from the University of Wollongong.


Get it on Google Play

App Store coming soon. For now, the iOS app can be downloaded as a simulator build here.

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