Revere, Massachusetts – Indie developer James Hollender has just released version 1.1 of his iNutrients app, adding Potassium as a 10th nutrient. The iNutrients app provides lightning fast access to the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference for 10 nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Dietary Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars, and Vitamin K. The database includes 8,194 different foods and 14,162 food servings. Recording daily intake items is fast and easy.
The iNutrients app provides information based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference concerning ten nutrients:
* Calories – Great for anyone concerned about weight management
* Carbohydrates – Used to make glucose which is the fuel that gives you energy
* Cholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – Aids in the production of Vitamin D
* Fiber – Essential for cardiovascular health; prevents constipation; improves control of diabetes
* Potassium – Helps with anxiety and stress; blood pressure; brain function; cramps, etc.
* Proteins – Important for Bodybuilders, Vegetarians or Vegans
* Saturated Fat – Eat only moderate amounts to keep healthy
* Sodium – Would you believe there’s sodium in water?
* Sugars – Help keep your sugar intake under control
* Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D & K2 – Extremely important for anyone taking Blood Thinning Medications like Coumadin or Warfarin
These nutrients are listed in alphabetical order and will be presented throughout the app in this same order. Icons from individual apps by the developer, each covering a single nutrient corresponding to the nutrients in this app are used throughout for quick identification of the nutrients for the user.
iNutrients utilizes information taken from the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for each of these ten nutrients, unlike the individual apps which only cover less than 10% of what’s available. Users will find the Search functionality lightning fast as all needed infromation from the USDA database is local to the app – no internet connectivity is required.
From the Search functionality the user can save information for the foods they eat each day. They are able to pick a serving size and then either record a multiple of 0.1 – 9.9 servings; or optionally create a custom serving size from 1 to 500 grams. As they change the serving size they can graphically see the the effect on the various nutrients via color coding ranging from white to black:
* Black – Extremely High
* Dark Red – Very High
* Red – High
* Orange – Moderately High
* Yellow – Moderate
* Light Green – Moderately Low
* Green – Low
* Light Blue – Very Low
* White – Extremely Low
The My Data section allows users to access up to a full year’s worth of Food Serving Intake Items stored in their Personal iNutrients Database. Select any Intake Item to get the complete information available. From the display users can tap the Action button in the upper right corner to:
* Delete – Delete the current Food Serving.
* Change Number of Servings – Change the number of Servings for the current Food Intake Item.
* Change the Intake Date – Move the current Food Serving to another day. – This is extremely useful if the user wasn’t able to enter what they’ve eaten on the day it occurred; just simply enter it and then use this function to change to the date needed.
The Customize section provides a means for users to create their own Custom Color Scale for each nutrient if desired.
This universal app shows rotating images occasionally on the right, when run on an iPad, that are representative of the 25 different Food Groups designated by the USDA. Versions of these images will typically be seen whenever a food group is identified on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
More features are planned for upcoming future releases, especially in the areas of customization and reporting.
* iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
* iOS 6.0 or later
* 136 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iNutrients 1.1 is $3.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Medical and Health & Fitness categories. Review copies are available on request to qualified organizations.
Come meet the developer at MacWorld/iWorld January 31st – February 2nd in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. iNutrients will be featured in the Appalooza Booth, 718, along with his Life Inventory apps.
Based in Revere, Massachusetts, Indie developer James Hollender is a well seasoned Information Technology professional who has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently in writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestions and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. James Hollender has been involved writing iPad apps with Foliage, Kronos, Olympus and Cross Country Automotive Services (now Agero). Copyright (C) 2010-2013 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.