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iKals App Updated With Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updates his iKals app, which helps determine calories in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. This version brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

iKals has a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

The app offers three different kinds of lookup: Search, Alphabetical, or Category. Users can enter any search term to query the database’s 1,100 entries (some entries have multiple names). Alphabetical searches of the complete list is simplified through a thumb index, which opens any letter of the alphabet immediately. Finally, users can search alphabetically through any of seven category listings:

 

  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Eggs
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The database is truly encyclopedic. For example, looking up “Milk” brings up more than 35 different listings.

 

Feature Highlights:

  • Lookup, customize, and record daily carbohydrate intake
  • Comprehensive database of foods based on the USDA National Nutrient Database
  • Lookup by Search, Category, or Alphabetical
  • More than 1,100 foods listed from more than 2,500 searchable names
  • Includes listings for Fast Foods

 

Information for these apps are derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Energy (kcal) Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iKals app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness and Lifestyle categories.

iOS iCholesterol Updated With Powerful Search Feature

James Hollender has updated iCholesterol, which aids in determining Dietary Cholesterol in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. The previous version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. The new version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The big new feature of iCholesterol is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading.

 

The iCholesterol app provides information about foods and how they are rated for dietary cholesterol content. This is given as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. This can help to make sure users don’t exceed their recommended daily amount of Dietary Cholesterol.

 

There are eight tables listing foods:

  • All Foods
  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Egg
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The All Foods table includes a search capability to quickly find food servings you are interested in. Selecting an item in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  • Food Title
  • Weight in grams
  • Common Measure, e.g., 1/2 cup, etc.
  • Dietary Cholesterol Content
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference ID

 

The Information in these apps are derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Dietary Cholesterol Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.

 

The iCholesterol app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates
  • iFiber – Fiber
  • iKals – Calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium
  • iProteins – Proteins
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats
  • iSodium – Sodium
  • iSugars – Sugars
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iCholesterol app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Medical category.

iOS iFiber App Update With Powerful Search Facility

Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender announces the update to iFiber app, which aids in determining the amount of fiber in foods.  Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. The last update made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. With version 7.0, it brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The best newest feature in version 7.0 of iCholesterol is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

Users can record their intake for any food. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order, grouped by date, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records. Individual Intake Items can be copied to the current day, and all Intake Items for a single day can be copied to the current day.

 

How can fiber help you lose weight? Fiber is the part of plant-based foods that our bodies can’t digest. It passes through our digestive tract without providing nutrition or calories, and yet it is very healthy for us.

 

Populations that eat greater amounts of fiber-rich foods are generally healthier. While all of the reasons for this are not known, it may be because the fiber-rich foods themselves are healthier. Perhaps fiber’s greatest value, however, is in helping to keep us slim.

 

Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer. Due to its greater fiber content, a single serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of white bread. Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed.

 

Meat and dairy products contain no fiber, and refined grains have had most of their fiber removed. To increase your intake of fiber, eat more whole and natural foods, and fewer processed foods.

 

Some good examples of fiber-rich foods include:

  • Whole grains (barley, oats, wheat)
  • Brown rice
  • Legumes (dry beans, lentils and peas)
  • Other vegetables
  • Fruits

 

Products labeled “whole grain” are made with the complete grain kernel, whether the grain remains intact as in oatmeal or it is ground to make bread, pasta or cereal. Cracked wheat is also made from the complete kernel, but don’t be mislead by wording like “100% wheat” or “multi-grain.” Don’t be misled by color, either. Most wheat bread is almost identical to white bread except that caramel coloring has been added to make it look more natural.

 

Adding more fiber to your diet will likely help you lose weight and improve your health, but do it gradually. Rapid increases in consumption of fiber may result in gas or diarrhea.

 

The iFiber app provides information about foods and how they are rated for Fiber content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The foods servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Fiber all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:

 

The iFiber app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Including:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSodium – Sodium – for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iFiber app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization you represent when making your request.

iFiber 7.0

 

Collabspace – For Social Media Creators to Collaborate

Collabspace, Inc., announces the launch of the latest version of its cross-platform collaboration app for social media content creators, Collabspace 2.5 for iOS and Android. The app enables thousands of online content creators, influencers, and freelancers to collaborate and keep their audiences growing around the world.

 

The Collabspace team realized that with social media becoming the new reality for modern communication, millions of Creators, artists, influencers and podcasters are creating engaging and educational content on YouTube, Instagram, and other digital platforms every day, but not all content creators easily develop huge audiences. This app provides a solution so that in addition to creating great content on a consistent basis, content creators can more easily engage in self-marketing through collaboration and cross-promotion.

 

“One of the most effective strategies for audience growth is to collaborate with other Creators. In fact, YouTube itself has said that ‘Collaborations can be a powerful way to reach new viewers [and] forge connections to find a broader audience.’ Yet many Creators don’t know how to find collabs on YouTube or Instagram to help them grow,” explains Daniel McKenzie, Founder of Collabspace.

 

To make it easier, the new Collabspace app has created an online community where creators can post projects, find paid creative freelancing gigs, and connect with nearby creators. The app is powered by intuitive search and discovery features that include powerful filters so users can easily find collaboration opportunities matching their own unique style and content. Each day, the app automatically searches through the global Collabspace community to send users personalized potential matches for new collab opportunities.

 

Also including, content creators can also use Collabspace to find paid creative freelancing gigs, make plans to attend industry events and meet-ups, respond to posted projects, join local groups of content creators, and browse the Collabspace leaderboards all within a dynamic community designed to accelerate creative networking and expression.

 

Key features:

  • Daily suggested potential collab matches.
    Project postings inviting creators to collaborate on specific ideas.
    Local groups to connect with nearby content creators.
    Ability to send or request paid offers for creative freelancing gigs.
    Advanced filters to discover customized collab opportunities.

 

“Collabspace is a revolutionary platform that has been designed for creators in any niche. The platform brings content creators together to collaborate and share ideas, which is one of the best ways to create dynamic content that audiences love. The idea of collaboration itself includes an element of organic marketing, based on cross-promotion, which helps content creators increase their followers by cross-pollinating audiences and generating fresh ideas,” explains Daniel. “Our app is aimed at bringing the digital creative community together so creators can join hands in producing influential content and propel each other’s growth across social media through creative collaboration,” he adds.

 

Collabspace proves to be a useful platform to connect with other creators, collaborate, and tap into new strategies for building audiences around the world.

 

Collabspace 2.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Pro and Elite subscriptions are available as a convenient in-app purchase.

Content Creator – A Content Creation Tool for iPhone

Pearapps introduces Content Creator 1.0.2, a new content creation tool for producing, creating and sharing for iOS. Content Creator is a low effort way to create, produce and share high quality content for any need, right from your phone. Whether you want to create an invitation, a collage of a vacation, a square image for social media, text based image, or anything else – Content Creator has you covered.

 

Easily to Create:

  • Cool collages
  • Squared images
  • Invitations
  • Images with text
  • Smooth gradients
  • Anything

 

Creation with this app is intuitive, simple and accessible – allows you to rotate and scale content with gestures or buttons. Users creations can have an unlimited amount of shapes, text, and images. Sharing with Content Creator is easy and allows you to save either a still image, or a still video with length up to 45 seconds. This lets you share to platforms that accept images or video quickly.

 

Content Creator 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Graphics & Design category.

INR Assist App 20% OFF During Pandemic

In order to help during the Pandemic, indie developer, James Hollender is offering 20% off his INR Assist app – for Users of Coumadin or Warfarin. This is a medical app for iOS devices. INR Assist is designed to help patients on blood thinners keep track of their Vitamin K intake, which is known to affect INR/PT results.

 

 

Users can keep track of the foods they eat, track calories, Vitamin K1, K1D, and K2 intake. It provides fast access to nutritional information for over 8,700 foods, and over 15,400 different food servings, all based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

 

“A number of years ago my wife suffered a stroke. As part of her treatment she was referred to the MGH Anti-Coagulation Unit, that would be dealing with monitoring her blood tests for INR/PT,” says the app’s developer, James Hollender. “Although she was provided with a brochure that listed foods containing Vitamin K, I knew there had to be a more comprehensive list. I found one published by the FDA. That became the basis for my Vitamin K and iNutrients apps that have been available for a number of years. My development efforts have led to the INR Assist app.”

 

This app provides comprehensive information in regard to calories and Vitamin K. The nutrients are listed in alphabetical order, and utilizes the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for each nutrient. A quick search function allows comprehensive access to all needed information from the USDA database. All information is stored locally on the user’s device, so no Internet connectivity is required.

 

Users can save information from the Search screen. Users pick a serving size, and the number of servings. They can also create custom serving sizes, from 1 to 500 grams. As serving information is edited, the app automatically displays a graphical representation of the various nutrients via a handy color code. A “Customize” section provides a means for users to create their own Custom Color Scale for each nutrient if desired.

 

Users can store up to a full year’s worth of food serving intake in the app’s Personal Nutrients Data. A handy action button allows users to copy all their food servings to the current day’s list. The My Data section allows anyone to view the complete information available about any intake item by simply tapping the item.

 

Users can delete the current food serving, change the number of servings for the current item, change the intake date to move a food serving to another day, or copy the intake item to the current day. A user’s personal data can be safely backed up and restored via iTunes to any Mac or Windows PC.

 

“It recently occurred to me because many of the Vitamin K app users who were asking to be able to add additional foods, and that just wasn’t possible with the original Vitamin K app, that maybe something in between the Vitamin K and iNutrients apps would be just what was wanted,” continues James. “That’s how the INR Assist app came about.”

 

INR Assist also offers handy information to aid users in understanding the usage of the app, including definitions of what calories are, calorie recommendations by gender and activity levels. It also offers helpful information about nutrients, weight management, physical activity, fats, food groups, carbohydrates, Vitamin K, Coumadin, and much more.

 

INR Assist – for Users of Coumadin or Warfarin 1.0 is now reduced from $4.99 tp $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) during the Pandemic and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. Review codes are available upon request. Users must be 17 years of age or older to purchase this app.

Life Inventory 1/3 OFF During Pandemic

James Hollender announces Life Inventory 5.0 is available during the pandemic at 1/3 off to assist those who now have ample time available to gain in-depth perceptions of themselves. Built-in instructions guide users, step-by-step, in creating a Life Inventory to provide greater self-understanding of personality, strengths and weaknesses, leading to a better knowledge of themselves than they ever thought possible. The price is now reduced to $7.99 during this difficult time for everyone around the world. A Life Inventory can also function as a Moral Inventory for those in 12-step programs, which is even more important because of the current social distancing requirements.

 

 

This version update makes the code more compatible with the processors of later iPhones. Another upgrade is planned which will allow full screen use for all the current versions of the iPhone.

 

The Canadian Reviewer suggested Life Inventory may even become your always available digital therapist: “If your smartphone has become your personal trainer, assistant, and even financial advisor, why not turn it into your therapist as well? Life Inventory app for iOS is here to help you understand what makes you tick. This app helps you create your own Life Inventory or Moral Inventory to provide you with better understanding of your personality, strengths, and weaknesses to help you live a better life.”

 

The process of completing a Life Inventory does not directly address anyone’s specific problems, habits or addictions, but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life.

 

The questions asked help the user delve into areas often never considered before, like:

  • What did I want
  • Why did I want it
  • What am I not admitting
  • What lie did I tell myself
  • What did I leave out or not say
  • What lie did I tell others
  • Have I ever done the same thing
  • Was it any of my business
  • Were my expectations reasonable
  • What was the real truth
  • What was I not seeing
  • Did I fail to see the facts of the situation
  • What actions did I take to get what I wanted
  • What actions did I omit to get what I wanted

 

Life Inventory guides the user through six different steps:

  • Build Lists
  • Causes and Effects
  • My Part
  • Fears Analysis
  • Fear Questions
  • Sex Relations

 

Throughout the process, users are encouraged to enter data into their Inventory, be completely honest about themselves and take advantage of encouragement and support from others.

 

The Inventory begins by making one simple list, which defines four fixed Categories in which to file away what are broadly categorized as Incidents:

  • People
  • Institutions and Organizations
  • Principles, Ideals and Beliefs
  • Sources of Anxiety and Excitement

 

Each of the four Categories will contain hierarchical sub-categories. From there, users outline Entities and then individual Incidents related each Entity.

 

Step-by-step, users complete the Causes and Effects of each Incident. Next, and determine the part they played in each Incident listed. It is not unusual to create hundreds of Incident forms, each devoted to a single incident. The app includes the ability to create and save all written lists and forms with password protection. Having completed all their Incident forms, users can refer to these forms to help list all their Fears. The app includes the following eight pre-defined fears, to which the user is free to add more if desired:

  • Other people’s opinions
  • Not getting what I want
  • Not having control of the situation
  • Financial insecurity
  • Abandonment
  • Physical harm
  • Failure
  • Success

 

The fifth step is examining each Fear category and answering the following key questions:

  • Why did I have this fear
  • When did I first notice this fear in my life
  • How did I hold on to this fear
  • What did this fear make me do
  • What chain of circumstances did this fear set in motion in my life
  • How did I react to this fear
  • What decision did this fear cause me to make
  • How did self-reliance fail me
  • What should I have done instead

 

And the sixth and final step is examining Sex Relations, where users answer all the following questions regarding each of their sexual relationships:

  • How was I selfish
  • Where was I dishonest
  • Where was I inconsiderate
  • Who was hurt in this situation
  • Did I arouse jealousy, suspicion, or bitterness
  • Where was I at fault
  • What should I have done instead
  • What will I do in the future
  • Did I pray or have spiritual conversations with him/her
  • Did I pray for him/her
  • Did I enjoy his/her company
  • Did we bring each other closer to God

 

“The process of completing a Life Inventory doesn’t directly address anyone’s specific problems, habits or addictions, but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life,” stated indie developer James Hollender. “The Life Inventory app gently assists the user in probing into not only what happened, but also why it happened.”

 

During the pandemic, Life Inventory is reduced from $11.99 to $7.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Lifestyle category. Review copies are available on request.

 

iNutrients App – Save 25% During Pandemic

In order to help with the money crunch during the Pandemic, Indie developer James Hollender is offering 25% off his iNutrients app. This includes the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for Calories, Carbohydrates, Dietary Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. The database includes 8,789 different foods and 15,438 food servings.

 

 

Despite the enormous number of foods and food servings in the USDA National Nutrient Database, there are still many which aren’t included. Having the capability of defining Custom Foods that are missing fills this gap, which then makes keeping track of daily nutritional intake more complete.

 

It’s extremely slick to be able to input the information from a packaged food’s nutrition label and moments later see color codings for all ten nutrients indicating the ranking of their concentration.

 

Once the data from the nutrition label is input and saved, the color rankings show up for the Custom Food indicating Carbohydrates are Extremely High (Black); Sodium is Very High (Dark Red); Calories are High (Red); Potassium, Saturated Fat & Sugars are Moderately High (Orange); Proteins are Moderate (Yellow); Cholesterol & Fiber are Moderately Low (Light Green); and Vitamin K is Unknown (Gray) because data wasn’t available. This immediately points out that maybe this small meal, eaten frequently, isn’t as nutritionally good as originally thought.

 

Each Custom Food Definition has one main Serving Size and an allowance to add up to three additional ones. Nutrient data is extrapolated for each of the additional Serving Sizes based on their weight compared to the main Serving Size.  All Custom Food Definitions are automatically included in searches of the entire USDA database.

 

There is nothing that prevents the user from collecting nutritional information for a complete meal and then creating a single Custom Food for that meal. This provides the capability to speed input of the same meal eaten frequently.

 

If for some reason the user doesn’t agree with the developer’s default Color Scales for the ten nutrients covered, each individual scale can be customized. Making a change will be reflected for all previously recorded data when next presented.

 

Ten key nutrients:

  • Calories – Great for anyone concerned about weight management
  • Carbohydrates – Used to make glucose which is the fuel that gives you energy
  • Cholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – Aids in the production of Vitamin D
  • Fiber – Essential for cardiovascular health; prevents constipation; improves control of diabetes
  • Potassium – Helps with anxiety and stress; blood pressure; brain function; cramps, etc.
  • Proteins – Important for Bodybuilders, Vegetarians or Vegans
  • Saturated Fat – Eat only moderate amounts to keep healthy
  • Sodium – Would you believe there’s sodium in water?
  • Sugars – Help keep your sugar intake under control
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D & K2 – Extremely important for anyone taking Blood Thinning Medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

These nutrients are listed and presented throughout the app in alphabetical order. Icons used to help easily identify the nutrients are from other apps by the developer, each covering a single nutrient corresponding to the nutrients in this app are used throughout. For the price of just a little more than two individual nutrient apps, users can get all ten nutrients in a single app.

 

iNutrients utilizes information taken from 100% of the USDA National Nutrient Database for each of these ten nutrients, unlike the individual apps which only cover less than 10% of what’s available. Users will find the Search functionality lightning fast as all needed infromation from the USDA database is local to the app – no internet connectivity is required.

 

From the Search functionality the user can save information for the foods they eat each day. They are able to pick a serving size and then either record a multiple of 0.1 – 9.9 servings; or optionally create a custom serving size from 1 to 500 grams. As they change the serving size they can graphically see the the effect on the various nutrients via color coding ranging from white to black.

 

The My Data section allows users to access up to a full year’s worth of Food Serving Intake Items stored in their Personal iNutrients Database. Select any Intake Item to get the complete information available. From the display users can tap the Action button in the upper right corner to:

  • Delete – Delete the current Food Serving.
  • Change Number of Servings – Change the number of Servings for the current Food Intake Item.
  • Change the Intake Date – Move the current Food Serving to another day. – This is extremely useful if the user wasn’t able to enter what they’ve eaten on the day it occurred; just simply enter it and then use this function to change to the date needed.
  • Copy the Intake Item to Today – This allows the user to copy an individual Food Intake Item from any day, making a copy for the current day.

 

The Customize section provides a means for users to create their own Custom Color Scale for each nutrient if desired in addition to the new feature of creating or updating Custom Food Definitions.

 

This universal app shows rotating images occasionally on the right, when run on an iPad, that are representative of the 25 different Food Groups designated by the USDA. Versions of these images will typically be seen whenever a food group is identified on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. More features are planned for upcoming future releases, especially in the areas of customization and reporting.

 

James Hollender is also the creator of the Life Inventory apps which allow users to discover more about themselves than they ever thought possible, and at just a small fraction the cost of a single visit to a therapist.

 

iNutrients is reduced from $7.99 to $5.99 (USD) during the Pandemic and is available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Health & Fitness and Medical categories. Review copies are available on request to qualified organizations.