I'm thrilled to introduce the release of Cayenne, a new East 3rd creation for managing recipes. It provides a minimalist and clean interface for viewing your recipes to allow you to focus on what's most important—the cooking!
Why build this? First off, one of the most interesting aspects of being a freelance developer is the critical importance of keeping up with the frequent technology changes that drive the web. As a result, we freelancers are constantly looking for simple projects to take on in order to learn a new framework, programming language or methodology. Such was the case when the version 5 of the PHP framework Laravel was released earlier this year.
And why a personal receipe manager?
Well, I love cooking, and I've long been searching for a simple clutter-free service for storing and viewing my recipes. Yes, the market for recipe management is a somewhat crowded one. However, most of the available offerings come with a price tag and are burdened with features I don't really need or want. Also, most of the players seem to offer either a desktop experience or a mobile app experience (not both!). At any rate, I felt there was an opportunity for a new web application that is simple, mobile-optimized, free of clutter and free of charge.
Anyway, feel free to check it out and let me know what you think. In the near future I'll be adding some new features, like recipe sharing, multiple print views, and importing recipes from some of your favorite online sources!