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New Feature: Community Foods

Having a large database of high quality food items is crucial  for a tool like CRON-O-Meter to be useful. It currently has over 8000 items from the USDA public database. However, this database is missing many commercial products and fast food items.

Today we’ve rolled out a new feature: The ability to publish your custom foods into the community database (‘CRDB’) so that all CRON-O-Meter users can benefit from them.

For the time being, foods must be approved for inclusion by a curator (that’s me). To submit one of your custom foods to the community database, open your food in the food editor and click the ‘Share’ button. You have two options:  You can share your actual food item, in which case you will no longer be able to edit the item once it becomes part of the public database. For the time being, only curators will currently be able to edit these public food items. If you want to retain a copy of the item that you can still edit, you can choose the share a copy instead.

If you’ve spent any time entering in custom food items from product labels, consider sharing them so everyone else can be spared the trouble!

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  • where can i donate... I love Cron-o-Meter!! Have you thought about Andriod development at all? I have personally used the PC version for almost 5 years now and can not live without it!

    • cronometer.com will likely move to a freemium / subscription model within a few months, so hopefully you'll be a happy customer :-) Yes, an android app is planned.

  • where can i donate... I love Cron-o-Meter!! Have you thought about Andriod development at all? I have personally used the PC version for almost 5 years now and can not live without it!

    • cronometer.com will likely move to a freemium / subscription model within a few months, so hopefully you'll be a happy customer :-) Yes, an android app is planned.

  • If someone uses a community food item, will this be exported along with the rest of their data? Is is possible to copy a community food item so it can then be edited?

    • Well, the export feature hasn't been completed yet, but when it is done, it will probably be able to export everything.nA copy food feature will be added very soon

  • If someone uses a community food item, will this be exported along with the rest of their data? Is is possible to copy a community food item so it can then be edited?

    • Well, the export feature hasn't been completed yet, but when it is done, it will probably be able to export everything.
      A copy food feature will be added very soon

  •  So... is the web version open source?  I ask because one of the things that's been driving me *nuts* is the fact that some things are only listed in grams, while I tend to purchase them here in the US in onces or pounds.  It should be a relatively simple thing to whip up a patch that auto converts so those are available options... and I'd be happy to do it :)

  • u00a0So... is the web version open source? u00a0I ask because one of the things that's been driving me *nuts* is the fact that some things are only listed in grams, while I tend to purchase them here in the US in onces or pounds. u00a0It should be a relatively simple thing to whip up a patch that auto converts so those are available options... and I'd be happy to do it :)

  • I have shared with a friend by inputing her email address and she accepted. Now, how do I share data or recipes or custom foods, etc. with her?

    • Sharon

      Created foods/recipes will now come up if you search for them. They will be in dark blue text. Be sure you both know the names of the foods/recipes you have created so you can find them.

      Best regards

      Frank