NEW YORK, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The eMeals mobile app – a personalized, money-saving meal planner for busy families – has taken the top spot in online voting at the CE Week Mobile Apps Showdown in New York City. The app delivers weekly menus, recipes and grocery lists tailored to the user's eating style, family size and preferred grocery store straight to iOS or Android phones to take the aggravation out of the nightly challenge of answering "What's for dinner?"
Free with a subscription to the eMeals service, the meal planning app was the top online vote-getter out of 11 finalists selected by a panel of technology industry experts. The finalists – including productivity, imaging, entertainment, communications and lifestyle apps – were announced June 20 with online voting closing on June 26. Winners were announced at CE Week in New York that afternoon.
The win follows an enthusiastic response to the app since its introduction earlier this year, with users saying things like:
- "A must have! This service is a lifesaver. The app makes it even better."
- "This is a great way to plan your meals for the week!"
- "Shopped with the app today! Love it!"
- "Awesome time saver!"
- "No planning ahead, printing off, reading and penciling off ingredients! Woohoo!"
eMeals provides simple recipes that get dinner on the table in as little as 30 minutes, with corresponding shopping lists arranged by grocery section. It eliminates menu planning (the service does it for you), saves shopping time (buy all groceries for the week), provides variety (no more complaints about the fourth mac and cheese dinner in a month), and even trims your food budget (through smart planning by eMeals pros). Subscribers have a choice of classic, simple gourmet, vegetarian, clean eating, natural & organic, low carb, low fat, portion control, slow cooker, gluten-free or paleo programs.
Weekly plans can be accessed from the subscriber's email inbox, on the eMeals website and – for the first time this year – from the mobile app. The app adds the ability to:
- View weekly menus on the go – no computer necessary
- Buy groceries without printing a shopping list – just pull it up on your phone
- Remove a meal for eat-out nights – items will be automatically deleted from the grocery list
- Add extra grocery items – they will be integrated into the right spot on the list
- Access recipes away from home – if you're cooking at mom's or a friend's
Subscriptions start at just $5 a month. Plans are available for couples or families, and for breakfast and lunch as well as dinner. For a full description of the eMeals program, visit www.emeals.com/how-it-works. To subscribe and sign up for the mobile app, visit https://emeals.com/account/signup.php.
eMeals.com has been the market leader in online meal planning since 2003, having provided a simple and affordable dinnertime solution to hundreds of thousands of busy people everywhere. The eMeals team constructs and publishes over 50 delicious meal plans and corresponding grocery lists every week based on food style preferences, family size and the current sales at selected grocery stores. Dinner menu plans include classic family meals, clean eating, paleo, simple gourmet, low-fat, portion control, low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, and the natural and organic plan. Add-on breakfast and lunch plans are also available. For more information, please visit www.emeals.com