Trends Panel – Nutrition Report

Today brings several changes to the look of the Diary screen and Trends screens. Instead of tabs for each nutrient category, all of the nutrients are now being shown together below the main summary. This same component is also shown on the Trends page where you can show your average daily nutrition for a recent

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

More small additions

In the past week, I’ve pushed out a few small additions along with several bug fixes. When adding a serving, the default measure is now set to your most common selection, based on past usage The foods page was redesigned along with the addition of  a listing of your custom foods & recipes. The mini

Small update

This weekend’s small updates: Upgraded USDA food data from sr22 to sr23 Clicking ‘top foods’ items now opens the editor Added a weight change widget to trends tab with facebook-share button to share your progress with friends

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:

How to lose weight with CRON-O-Meter

Losing weight is straight-forward with a tool like CRON-O-Meter. This article will explain the basic steps to successful weight loss, and why a tool like CRON-O-Meter is invaluable in the process. This approach isn’t based on any dieting fads or flaky ideas. It is all grounded in good science. First of all, studies have shown

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,