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**One of Apple's 'Best New Apps'. Featured by the BBC, Guardian, Wired, Time Out, Gizmodo, and The Sunday Times**

►WELCOME TO OLIO◄
Connect with your neighbours and local shops so that surplus food, and other household items can be shared, not thrown away. Everything on OLIO is available for free.

►HOW IT WORKS◄
○ Adding things to OLIO is easy. Simply snap a photo of your item, add a brief description and provide pick-up details. A lovely neighbour will be delighted to take it off your hands.

○ Just browse what is available near you, request anything that takes your fancy and message to arrange a pick-up. It’s as easy as that.

►EXAMPLE OF THINGS SHARED◄
Food items shared on OLIO include fresh homegrown veg from gardens, bread from local bakeries, and unwanted food when starting a diet, moving house or going on holiday. Other household items shared on OLIO include toiletries, cleaning products, clothes, furniture, toys and kitchen gadgets.

►WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING◄
"The process is simple and just like Freecycle but for food." - Lifehacker

"This app will stop you chucking good food out and give it to your neighbours instead" - Metro

"OLIO aims to match up unwanted food with eager consumers. Think Tinder for your tins, or a fostering service for your fridge and fruit bowl' - Telegraph

►OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE◄
○ DISTANCE – see how near each item is to you
○ NOTIFICATIONS – get notifications when you receive a message from another user or when new items near you is added to the app
○ MY OLIO – see any items you have added or requested, and access the messages for these items
○ SHARE – OLIO will work better the more people who use it. So please share on Facebook and Twitter, or use our refer a friend feature

OLIO be used anywhere in the world, so please install today!

OLIO is supported by the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and is optimised for the iPhone 5 and higher. We do not recommend using OLIO on the iPod Touch. Download OLIO now and join The Sharing Revolution!

What’s New

Version 2.29.2

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

As kids we were taught to eat our veggies so they didn’t go to waste, yet as adults we’re often desensitized to the amount of unspoiled sustenance discarded worldwide every day. Olio helps find a home for unwanted edibles, using local postings that are a snap to create or browse. Whether a nearby farm is getting rid of excess rhubarb (it makes great pies, honest) or we’re going on holiday and want the chorizo meatballs in our fridge to end up on a neighbor’s plate instead of in the trash, Olio is a feel-good way to reduce food waste.

Jenzie H. ,

Great Concept, but Buggy

I was super excited when I found out about this app, as I always try to divert food waste, however, there are definitely a few annoying bugs / some potential ways this app could be better.

For one, there really should be a way to specify WHAT kind of notifications you want (IE: Radius for which you want to receive notifications, product categories (pastas, vegetables, fruit, lotions, craft products) as I have had to mute the notifications as there are too many and they seem to show up despite nothing new showing in the distance range I have filtered. Second issue is just too many notifications (and to reiterates that are not relevant to me).

I also find that “Select All” does not function to delete what you have written when you maybe need to rewrite or rephrase something. This is a definite bug.

Neat app. I’ve successfully given an item away that I couldn’t eat due to allergies. Had a taker in just an hour!! Super awesome. I just hope the improvements can be made re: the bugs & filtration for notifications!!

I have an iPhone X’s operating iOS 12 at the moment, in case this is helpful for app developers of Olio. Thank you for your time.

MsMoen ,

Olio app has good intentions

This app is such a wonderful idea: donate your unused food to somebody that needs it, also a handy easy tool to get some help before your payday, with some meal you would actually eat. There’s more to it, obviously. Only problem is that app and website are frozen sometimes. I think it’s because they are in growth process. For the most part, I’m VERY happy with Olio! Get this app: Minimal participation is totally allowed!

Editors’ Notes

As kids we were taught to eat our veggies so they didn’t go to waste, yet as adults we’re often desensitized to the amount of unspoiled sustenance discarded worldwide every day. Olio helps find a home for unwanted edibles, using local postings that are a snap to create or browse. Whether a nearby farm is getting rid of excess rhubarb (it makes great pies, honest) or we’re going on holiday and want the chorizo meatballs in our fridge to end up on a neighbor’s plate instead of in the trash, Olio is a feel-good way to reduce food waste.

Information

Seller
Olio Exchange Limited
Size
66.2 MB
Category
Food & Drink
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© OLIO Exchange Limited 2019
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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