Budget Bytes

Budget Bytes

By SideChef

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2017-06-14
  • Current Version: 3.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 103.00 MB
  • Developer: SideChef
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 182 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $2.99
Budget Bytes App Ratings: 4
4
Total 182 Reviews
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Budget Bytes App 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 500 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?? Make sure you’re logged in while using the app and once per day you can earn credits from commenting, uploading a photo, or simply visiting Marketplace. Our goal is that through regular use you’ll earn enough credits to get all the new recipes you want without requiring any purchases. …But if you’re into instant gratification, the option to purchase bulk credits is always there. ;)" 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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Budget Bytes App Reviews

  • Awaiting

    3
    By Folken1989
    This app is fun but lacking alot of recipes i feel from its website so not quite worth the money just yet but im still happy to have it, i cook these recipes all the time with my friend. I am excited and hopeful to see dozens more introduced to this app that makes it more worth it, buy it now buy it later its still great
  • Pay to give to get a sample until you divvy up an email or Facebook

    2
    By Manga avatar dress up
    Not in to paying for something and then having a request for my email before content is unlocked. There are better ones that are free and less intrusive on your privacy.
  • Pay more for more recipes

    1
    By 1990kmmi1990
    I love Budget Bytes, but wish she didn’t choose this app development company. This is a terrible business model. Nobody wants to pay for an app, then continue to pay to see more content. Should have had a free download, then a *one time* upgrade option that allowed people to see all the recipes. Or just make the app ~$10 from the start. Just hate that this app company is tarnishing the Budget Bytes brand!!!
  • Credit system is clunky

    1
    By Communist Harlot
    I want to start off this review by saying that I LOVE the blog and I also understand that content creators need to get paid. BUT I purchased the app before the in app purchase/credit feature was added and I feel like I paid for a product thinking I was getting access to one thing and am now being asked to purchase more to get access to what I want. I would be less upset about this if it had been clear when I was purchasing the app that this was going to be the case, but it feels like a bait and switch to me. I do appreciate that you can earn free credits, but the avg recipe is 10 credits, so those free credits don’t really go that far. I would have been happy to pay far more for the app upfront (or a yearly or monthly subscription fee) with the guarantee I was getting access to everything as opposed to this new credit system, which is confusing, hard to use and doesn’t always work properly. Prior to this change, I enthusiastically recommended this app, but the new credits system is not an improvement. If the app developers are reading this, I would highly encourage you to consider a new pricing system - either charge more for the app up front or a monthly or yearly subscription fee. A monthly or yearly subscription fee would help cover some of the cost of new content and continued development of the app, but also allow you to abandon the very clunky credit system.
  • Used to love it...

    1
    By mistere676
    Was a great site, loved it so much I PAID for the app only to be told I now have to earn (forget your 300 credit token gift for a terrible business model change to try and appease angry loyal PAID customers)credits to access new content. Uninstalling and won’t be back, whoever came up with this idea should flat out be fired. As for the developer’s response anyone who changes a paid for app to a pay for content model after the original purpose and doesn’t see the folly in that is undeserving of my money. Should’ve offered refunds to those who purchased prior to this ridiculous change.
  • Not helpful - just use the blog

    1
    By K-Dub-617
    Love the website but this app is terrible. Credits and unusable search feature. Try harder!
  • Great recipes but....

    2
    By Miss Kittyyyyy
    I truly love the recipes but I just deleted the app after the update, because I'm not interested in learning how to "earn" access to more content. I would rather have paid more for the app up front.
  • Is so dysfunctional it doesn’t work, what a rip off

    1
    By danielle_lyra
    First off, I love budget bytes online. The blog is great: it has price breakdowns of each ingredient if you use the exact amount, it’s easy to search, and it’s free. The app is $3 to even see the app, and then you have to pay more to see 80% of the recipes you can see online for free. The layout is terrible, the search bar is unusable and you can’t get out of it once you tap on it unless you search something and luck out with the home bar coming back, and overall while I bought this on an iPad and it says it’s compatible for the iPad...it’s not at all. I couldn’t even type anything in the search bar or this review when trying to review in app because it won’t allow my Bluetooth keyboard to type AND for whatever reason blocks the iPad on screen keyboard (wether or not my physical keyboard is disconnected). It won’t rotate in landscape view so also weirdly unusable.....and it just point blank doesn’t have a lot of the great recipes and features the FREE site does. The recipes don’t show the cost per ingredient use and take an extra input step (that’s broken) to even see the cost per serving, and the whole app reads more like the cooking channel or some standard food app than budget bytes and all the things that are wonderful about the site. I’m not an old person who’d demand a refund typically but I feel scammed and genuinely feel like I need to ask for my money back. What a rip off!
  • Could be better

    3
    By DomesticWarlord86
    I’ve been using BudgetBytes.com for a while now and saw they put out an app so I figured I’d support them and get some good recipes while I’m at it. You do get a good selection of recipes for $3 so I can’t really complain about that. I don’t even mind the credit options as they’ve put in some pretty decent ways to get credits freely. I have two main complaints. 1. They disabled the ability to copy inside the app. I’m sure this is for copyright reasons but it makes it’s fairly annoying to me. In the past when I found a recipe I liked on the website I would copy it into my recipe book app I have and store it there. This gives me one convenient place to store my favorite recipes for quick reference when I need them, an easy place to email them when I want to share them. Or even print them out if I wanted my daughter to try her hand at cooking without having to hand her my phone or leave the iPad in the kitchen while she cooks. (Much easier to replace a sheet of paper then an iPad if she accidentally spills on it.) 2. It’s very slow sometimes. I’ll be browsing through the recipes and going along just fine and then suddenly “Loading...” exit the page and come back, again, loading. Sometimes it’ll take several minutes to load the recipe I’m wanting while others are still not loading. All around though, it’s a decent app for $3. You couldn’t buy this much of a cookbook at Walmart for $3.
  • Disappointing.

    1
    By Lady Fishface
    This app had great potential but now you have to pay for credits. Very disappointed after paying for the app to begin with when it only had like 20 recipes. They promised to load more but now have to pay additional money. Yes you can get free credits but you shouldn’t be forced to click on things. 👎🏻 I’d rate 0 stars.

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