Category: Development

Ask The Oracle

Gold Subscribers get a new feature this week: Ask The Oracle. Located on the Foods tab, the nutrient oracle can help you explore the food database to find good sources for particular nutrients. The results can be ranked in three different ways: Highest amount Per Calorie, highest amount per Gram, and by The Oracle.  The last

Je parle un peu français…

Today’s new version adds some preliminary support for languages. Don’t get too excited — it’s just a baby step in the direction of having full translations. To kick things off, we’ve added food data from the Canadian Nutrient File (CNF).  This database contains roughly 5800 food items, although many are derived from the USDA dataset,

New Food & Recipe Editor

We’ve just released a new food & recipe editor. This version should be simpler to use than before.  Instead of a pop-up dialog, the food details are displayed inline on the foods tab and can be edited in place. We’ve also changed some of the nutrient categorizations around to be more logical. Carbohydrates has it’s

Hidden Features

There are a few hidden features we’d like to take a moment to point out for you power-users. In the diary, you can now multi-select entries by shift-clicking the items. This will filter the nutrition summary below to show totals for just your selection. This is very useful if you want to see how a particular

Data export added

For our subscribers, we’ve added a new feature today. There is now the ability to export all of your diary data to .csv files. These can be opened in spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, or Google Docs, where you can slice and dice your data any way you like. For all users, the

Updated Vitamin A values

We’ve updated how Vitamin A (IU) is calculated for our USDA foods. It turns out that the USDA values are using an out-dated method for calculating IU that has been discredited in recent years as being far too generous.  It has been shown that our bodies do not convert carotenoids as efficiently as it was

Android client beta preview

We’re nearly ready to release our beta Android client for Gold Subscribers.  We’re currently targeting Android 2.2 or later and hope to have it out this week. Here’s a few screenshots.  

Ooops, IE Broken

Oops, it appears yesterday’s release has broken when viewed with Internet Explorer. We are looking into a fix for this. In the meantime, we recommend windows users to switch to using Firefox or Google Chrome to view the site.

We’ve moved

We’ve just completed migration of this site from a shared hosting service to a dedicated virtual private server. Hopefully you’ll notice things are snappier than before!

By Request, More Features!

Thanks to some feedback in our forums, we’ve added a few new features today: It is now possible to copy all the items from the previous day to the current day.  This is very useful for people that typically eat the same thing every day. As an option in the nutritional summary (Trends Panel) you