Monday, September 28, 2009

iPhone's new killer app food diary

Got an iPhone?

If you do and you want to track calories then there's a new kid on the block that may help. It's called Food Scanner and the premise is simple, all you've got to do is use your iPhone to scan a bar code or you can type in a food name and presto, nutritional information.

According to the creators there are already over 200,000 different foods in their database and you can of course add your own if they're not there.

For my Canadian readers, it may be worth contacting the folks at the Daily Burn to find out if it works with Canadian bar codes (does anyone know if they differ from the US?).


If you want to see it in action you can watch the video.

(Oh, and I've got to say, while this may be the first such app for the iPhone, I can say with some certainty that it won't be the last with future apps not only able to track your food but also able to suggest healthier alternatives when you're shopping. Will cover that app when it launches.)