Need a hand in the kitchen? Master Cook Pro for BlackBerry 10 has you covered

By James Richardson on 11 Dec 2013 09:23 am
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When it comes to decent cooking applications we haven't seen too many for BlackBerry 10. As you'll see in the video it did give me a couple of glitches, however it delivers the goods and I'm sure the bugs that are there will soon be sorted out with an update. 

The application is a piece of cake to use (no pun intended) and will provide you with all you need to cook up a delicious recipe, whilst also helping you in the shopping process. Let me explain: Once you launch Master Cook Pro you'll notice four tabs at the base of the display. These are Home, Search, Shopping List and Favorite recipes. 

The home tab will consist of a list of categories - helping you narrow down finding suggestions. Once you are in one, all the recipes will be listed, complete with a star rating besides them. One quick note is that the image under the categories moves and changes from time to time. Not a big deal, but it looks good. Tap the one you want and at the top of the page will be a selection of photographs - where you can scroll to the left to reveal more. Under them is the recipe description, followed by the ingredients, preparation instructions and finally nutritional information - so you know can at least see if what you are about to cook is healthy. 

Where things get clever is up at the top right of the display. Here you'll notice a star icon and also a shopping kart. If you want to add the recipe to your favorites just tap the star. If you are actually going to cook it you can add the ingredients to your kart. Then it's back to the main page where we have the tabs. Jump into the shopping list and everything you need to cook the recipe will be listed - along with a tick box, to make things easier when at the supermarket. 

Taking away the bugs I encountered I'd still say that the app is a worthy purchase if you need some inspiration in the kitchen. 

Full features include: 

  • Search recipes by ingredients, optionally excluding recipes that contain certain ingredients (maybe you don't like onions for example)
  • Tens of recipes categories for you to choose from (Examples of categories: Christmas, New Year's, Appetizers, Breakfast, Main Dish, American, Asian, European, Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Vegetarian, Vegan and tens more!) 
  • Ability to save your favorite recipes in a Favorite list 
  • Ability to automatically create your Shopping list based on the recipes you want to prepare - touch the Cart icon on each recipe page
  • Nutritional information for every recipe: calorie count, fat, protein, carbs, sodium, sugar, cholesterol
  • Thousands of Christmas and New Year's recipes and thousands more will be added before each major Holiday season! 

Master Cook Pro is priced at £1.50/$1.99 and is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices. Maybe the strange bug I encountered was because I used the app on the BlackBerry Q10. If you try it on an all touch BlackBerry please let us know in the comments if things run any smoother? 

Download Master Cook Pro for BlackBerry 10

21 comments

buylocal_getaBB

Another glitchy android port...

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BadGoliath42

Did you try it?

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andrei_avram

Hi, it's native, not an Android port and it works fine.

extisis

Did you not read the article? First thing it says is that it's a port.

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pick1eberry

Don't need to try it. If the platform is going to survive we need to support it!

BlackBerry Forever!

gs_gnijjar

It works fine for me.

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neteng1000

Looks native to me. Am I missing something?

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tayl0rd

You're right. The flow and menus do make it look native.

EastCoastBB

Looks like Webworks app using bbui.js to give it a native look. Seen that zoom issue in a few other Webworks apps.

tryfe

How does this compare to Cooklet's native app?

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andrei_avram

You have 100.000 more recipes and nutrition info for each recipe :)

drb32856

Works great on my Z10, running 10. 2. No issues like the video.

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HighFlight88

I will have to check it out, as it looks quite well made. I also use PC Recipe Box regularly, and it has been excellent.

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andrei_avram

Hello everyone,
I'm the developer of this app. The app is not an Android port, is a native(HTML5) BlackBerry 10 app, that will be Built for BlackBerry very soon.(Android ports don't get Built for BlackBerry).
The issues appearing in video are not quite issues... the Favorite and Shopping cart icon need to be clicked(touched once), not long clicked :), they work just fine.
The app will be released soon for PlayBook also, and if you buy it on one device you'll be able to get it for free on the other device.

tmommy

Thanks for supporting PlayBook! Off to buy this now....

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extisis

Sorry. Didn't see that u were the developer. I wonder why the writer wrote that it wasn't native without fully knowing for sure. Anyway, considering the reviews, I might just dive into this one. Lord knows I need help in the kitchen.

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andrei_avram

No problem, everybody makes little mistakes :). No harm here.
I'll get in touch with James to update the article, some people just run away from Android ports, including me. The thing is that I could not port anything, because I develop just for BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook, not Android :)

TranceRomance

I want to try some of your pancakes!

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q10...SON!

huckleberry_Jer

Kool, cant wait for the playbook app, thank you for the BB app.

alfasedanman

Andrei, if you built it I'll buy it.ive bought both your weather app and the stereo tube app. Both are flawless, well thought out and (especially the weather app) visually rich and appealing.
I'd love to see what you could do with a radio app. I use Tunein radio every day-and wonder what you could do with one....

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andrei_avram

Hi, For the moment you can use the Radio Player+ app for BB10, which is partially built by me, and it works very well. However I'm thinking on building another radio app in 2014. Thanks for your support!