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
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’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
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
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
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
It’s that time of year again. The USDA has recently released version sr26 of their food database. We’ve updated our foods with this new information. This release adds over many new food items, as well as more accurate nutritional information for existing items.
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.
cronometer.com will be taken down at 11pm EST tonight while we upgrade to some more powerful servers. We estimate the outage to last roughly one hour.
We’re proud to unveil our snappy new logo today: