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Jill Olkoski

Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

She currently owns Aldebaran Web Design in Edmonds (near Seattle WA) and enjoys educating her clients on topics related to small business website design.

In Jill's previous life, she spent 17 years in the engineering and quality organizations of a Fortune 100 tech company.


iPhone App “Is That Gluten Free?” Is Fabulous for Folks with Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance

September 7th, 2009


I have an iPhone and I love it. But recently I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease which means I need to avoid any foods that have gluten (wheat, rye, barley). It’s tricky and very time consuming to navigate a grocery store now, with all of the hidden sources of gluten in processed foods. Did you know that “brown rice syrup” can contain wheat? But a company called has come out with an iPhone app that makes my life much easier: Is That Gluten Free?

I’ve been using the “Is That Gluten Free?” iPhone app for a month now, and just upgraded to the latest version of 1.1.1. The developers are quick to answer emails with suggestions for adding new items.

Not only does it help you when you’re shopping in a grocery store, it can also help you avoid trouble when eating over at a friend’s house. Just this weekend, we were getting ready to eat dinner and the hostess asked us about some Parmesan cheese in a can. I looked at the ingredients on the can, but didn’t recognize some of the chemical names – so I just whipped out my iPhone and opened the “Is That Gluten Free?” app, and looked up the ingredients. They were fine, and the hostess was happy and the meal was stress free.

So today, I just wanted to say thanks to the folks at MidLife Crisis Apps for making this great iPhone gluten-free app that is making my life a lot easier and giving me yet another reason to love my iPhone.

J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.

2 Responses to “iPhone App “Is That Gluten Free?” Is Fabulous for Folks with Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance”

  1. Joy Barbieri Says:

    I am sorry to hear about the Celiac. I have read about Celiac Disease. The iphone application sounds great.

  2. Jill Olkoski Says:

    Hi Joy,
    The iPhone Gluten-Free App is super duper helpful. You can take it shopping, and it’s a very quick way to look up brands, products, or ingredients. I had bought a book, but kept forgetting it in the car. Makes having Celiac disease way, way easier to manage – a huge time and frustration saver. Thanks for the comment!

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