Janak Shah has created a gluten free recipes app for his dad. This is his story.
Growing up in a household that loves food, it’s tough to see someone close to you not being able to eat the things you love. That’s what it’s been like for me since childhood. My dad was diagnosed with celiac disease, and from that day wasn’t able to enjoy bread, cakes and many other meals that I could enjoy. From that day I made it my priority to help him enjoy life as much as he could despite being gluten intolerant.
My dad didn’t really use the internet until recently, and so I was the one who found him blogs, communities and ideas online designed for the gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free-Blog.com was one of these and it’s been such a great help.
Fast forward a few years, I’m 23 and just quit my job to try to make a living from building iPhone apps.
One of the first apps I designed and made was a gluten-free recipe app for my dad, to thank him for his support in quitting my job and chasing my dreams. Read the rest of this entry »