Budget Bytes

Budget Bytes

By SideChef

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2017-06-14
  • Current Version: 3.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 79.75 MB
  • Developer: SideChef
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 46 Ratings

Description

Introducing The Budget Bytes App, from cookbook author and winner of Saveur's Best How-To Food Blog in 2016, Beth Moncel. Beth has built a loyal following of millions of fans by delivering delicious recipes designed for small budgets on her blog www.budgetbytes.com. Now, she's put 100 of her most popular recipes into the Budget Bytes App, complete with step-by-step photography and voice guidance from Beth herself. She'll personally walk you through every recipe, right in your kitchen. Cooking on a budget shouldn't mean canned beans and ramen noodles night after night. Welcome to the world of delicious recipes designed for small budgets. Beth adds, "I’ve partnered with the tech-savvy team at SideChef to bring you an easy to use app packed with more features than I could have imagined. It’s like an interactive and customizable cookbook with my voice coaching you through each recipe! Cool, right??" Why am I so excited about this app? Well, let me just list a few of the super cool things it can do… -Deliver the recipes you love faster and easier without waiting for a website (or annoying ads) to load. Plus, save recipes to personal “cookbooks” to access your favorites even faster. -Filter recipes by price to get recipes that are the best fit for your budget. -Adjustable serving sizes let you cook the amount that you want and reduce food waste. -Access how-to technique videos right in the instructions so you can cook with extra confidence. -Cook with me, in real time! We wanted to make this app extra personal, so you’ll have my voice giving you step-by-step instructions as you cook.

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Reviews

  • Beth's voice makes it personal

    5
    By iOSGamer23
    Great having Beth's voice for recipes, it gives it such a personal feel. Love the fast easy affordable go-to recipes at my fingertips too.
  • Bad update!

    1
    By Phoenix Nefret
    The app said to update and I updated. Now I cannot access anything without "signing up". I already receive the emails. So I signed up and now All the recipes I saved and all the cookbooks I created are all gone! Do not know if the app is worth this aggravation. Scared to start all over because another update will just wipe it out again. I had always enjoyed the recipes posted website. Not sure what to do... Otherwise, this would have been a 5 star rating because the recipes are good, the app is not. :( if things change for the better, I will update this review, if I am allowed.
  • Unresponsive

    2
    By RobertoAndrei
    i can't create an account with my email. The app has frozen every time i try. And it also freezes when i try to skip making an account. i wish it would work, but i spent money on something that won't work for my phone. But from what i can see, the app looks beautiful!
  • Really Use App

    5
    By Former Rofo App Lover
    I just moved out and use this to meal plan for my apartment! Great idea and very accessible. Please add more recipes.
  • Would give 0 stars. Horrible app

    1
    By es1923
    Expensive and doesn't work right
  • Paper saver

    5
    By Erin K. D.
    I have been religiously following the BudgetBytes blog since college when I could barely afford ramen. I love this app, especially it has been saving a ton of paper from printing out the recipes all the time. I love the step-by-step feature and the cooking timers. I've recently started eating more clean/paleo, and the recipes are very simple to make substitutions (spaghetti squash for pasta, honey for sugar, etc.). I'm really looking forward to all my favorite recipes to be added, but for now I am enjoying some new ones.
  • One flaw

    3
    By Drjuliuskelp
    The app overall is great. Having to sit through the same tedious and unskippable tutorial every couple of weeks when the app updates is not so much fun. Please fix that.
  • Excited

    5
    By Cindyloo523
    So happy to see an app for these recipes. I've cooked them for years and it will be so much easier to just grab them here in the app.
  • Happy that an iPad version is out, but it is BUGGY!

    2
    By SeanB.
    I was excited to see that the new update included iPad support, and quickly purchased it, but I've been very disappointed with the experience. I'm using it on iPad mini 4 in 10.3.2. The screen isn't responsive and doesn't grow and shrink when switching of from landscape to portrait or vice versa.so if I'm in landscape mode and reorient to portrait, there is a large black space, taking up half the screen. Also, recipe pictures don't expand to the full frame of the screen, leaving a large white space/sidebar on the right side. The UI isn't very intuitive and it took a few tries to figure out how to get out of cooking mode. There should be a static button in a corner layered above the pictures in cooking mode that gives the option to leave that mode. Lastly, I know you want people to sign up to get metrics, but it should be optional. I don't want to be bombarded with a signup screen every time I load an app that I paid $3 for. It's highly spammy and bad for UX. It should appear once on initial load and that's it. I should also be able to save/favorite recipes locally, if I don't want to sign up for that feature, especially (again), for an app that is $3. These tactics are typical of a free app, but not paid. I hope these kinks are worked out in a future update. I've been a fan of budget bytes for many years now. I hope the app issues will mirror the high quality and effort put into the site. The UX should be seamless and not steal focus from the purpose, the awesome recipes. :) Edit: version 3.20 Same issues persist. Don't charge a premium price if you don't have a premium app.
  • Great recipes but unable to reach full potential

    2
    By wthiw
    I love Beth's recipes but I can access all of them online... what makes the $3 worth it is the features available with an account- saving recipes and the like. Unfortunately I have been unable to sign up with an email and unwilling to sign up with Facebook and give out so much info... I really want to love this app because of how cool it is (being able to listen to recordings of instructions while I cook? Awesome!) but I feel like I am missing out because I can't create an account.

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