Mastercard Vending Machine API
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Problem: Calorie tracking is hard and the market needs a better tool to guide consumers to make informed choices about what they eat. Everyone has a smart phone, but no one has the effective tool to connect food tracking to temptation and offer healthier alternatives realtime. Solution: Our product, VendTelligent connects fitness and food tracking tools to smart vending using calorie data to guide smart snack purchase at one of MasterCard’s smart vending machine. VendTelligent identifies nearby vending machine “snack opportunities" and seamlessly connects your fitness tracker to the MasterCard smart vending machine allowing the consumer to know how each snack choice will affect their daily caloric intake. The App guides you towards choosing healthier snack choices by showing your movement and food entries real time to let you know how many calories you have to “spend” on an afternoon snack. Many of us are living on the run,choosing convenient snacks over healthy meals. This App makes gives the user a tool to make smarter snack choices, while auto- tracking what you are eating. This App is simple by design and has potential for impact on individual and population levels. The app could be scaled up to pair with nutrition needs applications for weight loss, fitness programs, and disease management.