So I have a great idea for a mobile app. Let's call it app X. I searched the android market and I don't see anything like app X. My question however is not how to program an app. My question is how do app developers build databases for their apps. For example, my wife has an app that uses the camera to scan food barcodes. Then, for virtually any food, you get a grade (A+, B+, D-, etc) based on how healthy it is. So my question is how did they build such an extensive database of all the different foods in U.S. grocery stores. For one person this seems like it would take FOREVER.
Someone help. I already know what I need to know about programming. I just need to build a database or access someone else's. If you have done this or have specific information about how to do this, please post links, answers, opinions, articles, etc.
Again, I DON'T need programming info. Thanks.
23 December 2013 at
10:26 AM by