Category: Development

Marking Days as Complete

You can now mark a day in your diary as ‘Completed’ when you’re confident the day has everything logged to it. Once marked as complete, you can’t make any changes to the data (unless you mark is as ‘Incomplete’ again). Our charts and nutrition reports now let you choose to plot or report just on

35000 new food products added

A few days ago we rolled out the addition of a new data source for all of our users. The ESHA food product database adds over 35000 new food items for American food products and restaurant meals. These items contain exactly what would be on the product’s nutrition label, so they don’t necessarily have the

Recent changes to the Calories Summary & Nutrition Targets

About a month ago we released our new Calories Summary widget and we got lots of feedback, both positive and negative. We’re making a few small changes today that incorporate some of that feedback, as well as fix a few minor bugs. We’ve moved the full macronutrient breakdown into the Calories Summary, instead of having

Downtime Post-mortem

Late last night we suffered a major outage lasting four hours (7 AM – 11AM UTC). Our hosting provider (rackspace) was doing a routine maintenance job to patch our database server for a potential security vulnerability (GHOST), but after the maintenance the server failed restart properly. We ended up needing to restore our database on a new server from

New Calories Display

We’ve just made some fairly substantial changes to our web version’s nutritional summary display area. We found a lot of users were getting confused and frustrated with how we presented calorie targets and weight loss goals. Part of how we did this has to do with the history of cronometer. It was originally developed as

We now support Fitbit devices

    We’ve just launched support for fitbit devices. If you own a fitbit device you can now sync your fitbit data to your cron-o-meter diary. We can currently import your weight and body fat % (If you own the Fitbit Aria wireless weight-scale), and your hours of sleep and activity (from fitbit wristband devices). To

Some new features

Hot on the heels of the redesigned website, we’ve added two small new additions to the Diary. The old weight change widget in the sidebar is no longer just a boring number — but a weight graph:   And for gold subscribers, we’ve added an option to show the total calories for each group in

New look to the website

We’re pleased to unveil a new look to our website today! We’ve updated the styling of the site to be more modern — and the cleaner look should help make heavy volume of data we present more readable. We’ve not made any major changes to the functionality or mechanics of the site, it’s purely presentation

Over 15000 new food items added!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just added a set of over 15000 new high quality food items to our database. These foods come from the University of Minnesota Nutrition Coordination Center’s Food and Nutrition Database. It has much more than the USDA’s database, and better coverage of micronutrient values. Look for these new items

Database updated with new USDA sr25

The USDA has recently released version sr25 of their food database. We’ve updated our foods with this new information. This release adds over 200 new food items, as well as more accurate nutritional information for existing items.