Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

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Description of App: 

Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner is a fun and useful recipe app from the world’s #1 food site, delivering over 40,000 of our members’ favorite quick and easy recipes to your iPhone/iPod Touch.It’s FREE! Thousands of top-rated recipes - each featuring photos and reviews from our community of millions of home cooks – right in the palm of your hand! Plus, time-saving recipe tips from Allrecipes.com Members and their ideas for recipe variations that help to eliminate any guesswork!It’s EASY & FUN! Dinner Spinner lets you be a picky eater or come hungry for ideas:

  • Choose by Dish Type:  Appetizers, drinks, main dishes, side dishes, desserts—the list goes on!
  • Choose by Ingredient: Search for what you have on hand or what you are looking to buy.
  • Choose by Desired “Ready In” Time: from recipes in under 20 minutes to all-day slow cooker dishes.
  • Shake for Ideas: Not sure what you’re looking for? Just shake the phone or hit “spin” to get a random selection of dishes and ingredients.

SHARE RECIPES! Email recipes to friends—or save it to your Favorites if it's a keeper! Go ahead—give it a spin!Visit us at www.allrecipes.com for more great recipes and helpful tools.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

4.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

7.1.2

Accessibility Comments: 

All tabs, buttons, and recipes are properly read. The dinner spinner's contents have also been labeled, though I haven't figured out how to actually tell what you've marked, though you can mark or unmark things with a double tap. The best way to use the app seems to be to search for recipes manually. All of the ingredients and instructions are read and as Allrecipes offers a large database, you'll never be left without a new dish to try. I'm pleased with the great number of changes that have been implemented into this app to make it much more accessible. I haven't created an account on Allrecipes, so can't comment on those features which require an account.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The Dinner Spinner is a wheel on which different categories have been written, such as grains, desserts, fish, chicken, pork, etc. You make different selections such as appetizers in an hour or less, give the wheel a spin (or your phone a shake) and recipes will be presented based on your selections. The recipes can be read perfectly, however, the wheel is a bit difficult to use. VoiceOver reads the categories but it doesn't let you know if a certain category has been selected. My phone's Shake feature doesn't seem to work either, though I'm not sure if that's something wonky with the phone or the app.

The other way to use the app is to search for recipes using the app's search feature. This is probably how most of us will use it.