Category: Development

Embeddable Nutrition Label Widget

New feature today — embeddable nutrition labels for any food or recipe in the database. Just click the help button at the bottom of the widget to get the html code and paste it into any web page to show the nutrition facts for a food:

A few small changes

Thanks to all the folks who have written in with feedback and suggestions.  Many small tweaks have been made to enhance quality of the site. Many people felt uncomfortable entering in their birthdate. I’ve dropped the ‘date’ from the nutritional target wizard, and now it only asks from your birth month and year. Hopefully this

Critical Early Feedback Loops

This little startup is, as evident by this blog, a fairly open venture. It is open in the sense that we will openly discuss a lot of the behind the scenes development and business ideas. I think it’s a more interesting model to follow than a traditional closed and secretive one. I’m not worried about

The tabs are dead, long live the tabs!

Some recent changes in the UI have freed up around 50 pixels of vertical space from the header. I got ride of the built-in GWT DecoratedTabPanel and replaced them with a custom set of tabs that live up in the header. This reduces the vertical space wasted by the tabs, by sharing them with the

Development Update

Well, I’ve been in a deep-coding mindset the past two days and a lot of progress has been made. I’m using an awesome developer service called bitbucket to host my code. It’s a mercurial source control management system complete with a nice bug tracker and wiki tools. Looking through the past two days of commits,

Welcome

I started coding a web version of CRON-o-Meter over a year ago. At first it was just to experiment with the GWT framework. I let development sit dormant for months at a time. Occasionally, I’d find a lazy sunday to pick it up a work on it for a bit, but inevitably I would get