Tech Tuesday: GoodGuide, An App with a Conscience
Instead of swearing off sweets this year, make your New Year’s resolutions a little less tortuous and a little more rewarding with the GoodGuide app. GoodGuide is what is seems. It will guide you to be, well, “good” when it comes to your purchasing decisions. Whether you’re looking to use shampoo with fewer chemicals, buy foods with fewer calories or find products that use recycled plastics, GoodGuide is an app with a conscience that will help you buy “smart” in 2015.
GoodGuide ranks over 250,000 products with a score out of 10 based on health, environmental and social impact. This mobile moral manual will help you kick off 2015 right, with good deeds and great products. GoodGuide ranks an item’s Health on its ingredients, health impacts and certifications, the product’s Environmental score on resource use, environmental impact and transparency, and it’s Social grade on the product’s consumers, workers and community. The overall score for an item is the average of all 3 categories. Take Burt’s Bees for example:
Users can search, scan or browse for products to receive comparisons, or just look around on GoodGuide’s website or mobile app that’s available for free download here at the iTunes store. Don’t worry, Android users. We didn’t forget about you. GoodGuide is also available for download at GooglePlay. With an interface just as fresh as the products you find in the app, GoodGuide will help you be more healthy, green and socially responsible this new year.