Kitchen Pal –
Food Pantry App

Partner to create Kitchen Pal, a game-changing solution for managing kitchen and grocery shopping. It features a unique combination of pantry management, grocery list generation, recipe suggestions, and family organization tools, all integrated into one platform. With machine learning technology that adapts to user behavior, users can optimize their pantry and grocery shopping, reducing waste and saving time and money in the process.


2 Full Stacks & 2 Front End 


Food & Beverage

Products and Services

iOS & Android app


2020 – 2021


Singapore, France

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The Challenge

One of the challenges to develop this innovative food pantry app was the highly competitive nature of the mobile app market. The demand for such an app was and still is high, especially during the pandemic. This meant that SmartDev had to come up with a solution that would help KitchenPal stand out amongst its competitors.
Another significant challenge was the international nature of the project. The client is a French startup, but the company is registered in Singapore – which added an exciting international flair to the project.

In addition to the above challenges, there were also technical challenges that we had to overcome.
For example, developing accurate barcode ingredient detection algorithms was crucial to the success of the app. SmartDev had to ensure that the app could accurately identify the ingredients in a user’s fridge, as well as make recommendations based on what was available. This required a deep understanding of machine learning algorithms, computer vision, and data analysis.

Technology Stacks

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Android App





The Solution

SmartDev developed the app from front to back, using Laravel for our PHP framework and native Android and Swift for our front-end development.
In this case, the client managed our developers directly. This allowed them to expand their understanding of just how the product worked, resulting in our being actively involved in supporting the Product owner as to the art of the possible, adding insight to and substance to features not previously considered. Essentially, we jointly worked on the product roadmap and effectively knowledge shared regarding the app’s structure and capabilities rather than simply handing over a finished product. At one point, development service had to be interrupted, but was resumed without a hitch.
The result has been positive on all sides. The app has an average of over 4 stars on app stores, and SmartDev has received recurrent orders from the client. KitchenPal has also been internationalised, with both an English and a French version. We’re pleased we were able to help many people decide what to eat — not always an easy task during the pandemic.
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Kitchen Pal Core Features

Pantry manager

  • Organize kitchen supply into pantry, fridge food, freezer, cleaning supplies.
  • Receive alerts when users’ products are about to go bad
  • Add users’ favourite brands by simply scanning the barcode
  • Share & sync the app with other users
  • Add users’ favourite items from the pantry to their shopping list
  • Track leftovers, quantities & food expiry dates

Recipe database

  • Allow users to search recipes by ingredient from millions of tasty recipes & ideas
  • Links to the pantry manager and automatically suggests recipes which match users’ existing food inventory (not available on any other recipe app)
  • Keep fit with light and healthy recipes (with nutritional information for easy tracking in fitness apps)



Grocery list

  • Help manage grocery shopping by creating a shopping list based on the recipes users want to make.

Let’s Build Something Together

SmartDev offers a number of solutions, from fully outsourced development to staff augmentation on specific projects, to meet tight deadlines.
What is SmartDev?
A Swiss company built and managed by highly experienced Europeans with a dedication to technical excellence, passed on to promising Vietnamese developers. SmartDev has outsourced development centres in Danang and Hanoi (Vietnam).
How big is your development team?
SmartDev has a team of over 200 developers in Vietnam. Our experienced HR team has the technical knowledge to scale teams up and down as appropriate and find the relevant skills for your project.
How do I get a quote?

Put your email address in the form and an expert will contact you shortly after analyzing your business requirements. We sign an NDA to ensure the highest degree of privacy. We will then issue a comprehensive project proposal, including cost estimates, timelines and skills required for your project. Upon agreement, we will assemble your team and begin delivery within ten days.

Why choose SmartDev?

We have been delivering complex technology projects for businesses since 2014. The SmartDev team has expertise in front-end development, backend development, application development, APIs and other integrations with over 70% of developers having more than 3 years of industry-specific experience.

Our Quality Promise
Our offshore development, onshore management model ensures that we have the correct blend of skills to meet your project needs. Our skills extend to Agile development processes and scrum methods, making sure our projects are always delivered on time to our clients’ requirements. We are certified to ISO standard 27001.