The Nuwe Products API provides access to food items that are Consumer Pre-packaged Goods (CPG). They are normally identified via a UPC product code, for instance, via a barcode scan.
Nuwe operates it's own small UPC product database, typically useful for initial development to get a feel for the structure of the data and the nature of the integration into your app. But, as a small dataset, you'll soon hit your limits.
So, then you go searching around for additional data sets, such as the Factual Consumer Goods data, SimpleUPC or Nutritionix. None of these databases are complete, none of them are practically relevant for all markets and all end users. So you end up managing integrations with 4 or 5 services, standardising the data formats and managing which results to present to your users.
That's where the Nuwe Services come in. With a flick of a switch in your Apps settings, you can access additional data sets from a single endpoint. Nuwe handles the laborious process of managing the integrations, normalising the data and deciding which data is most appropriate to show (based on the latency of the request, availability, quality and relevancy of the data).
Currently, you can access more than 300,000 CPG items, of which, 150,000 contain nutritional data via the Factual service and we have more service integrations coming in the pipeline.
Each Service will be subject to its own terms, depending largely on the 3rd party's own rules.
Some services will be bundled into your Nuwe Platform subscription. Others will require supplements to be added to your base subscription. In other cases, such as Factual, you will own the Factual account and will just drop your Factual API credentials into the Nuwe Service and we'll make the requests on your behalf.
Factual's free tier allows you 500 requests per day with a burst limit of 100 requests. Their initial paid plan starts at around $400 per month for CPG & Nutrition, which ups the daily request limit to 200,000 requests.
You can get started with this today in the Nuwe Developer Platform.