Hey guys, happy Monday. I have some fun news to share—earlier this year I helped test recipes, take pictures and write blog posts for a website called Trufflehead, which also has an iPad and iPhone app! Today, we’re celebrating the official launch!
You can buy the app in the Apple Store for $3.99. It’s really fun and super-easy to use.
Using your iPhone to scan food labels for allergens may be in the near future. Barcode administrator GS1 Australia, in partnership with Nestlé and the Deakin University, has developed an iPhone application that scans barcodes to detect allergens like wheat, egg, peanuts and shellfish. The thinking behind it is that even though the information provided on the label may be limited, the barcode is there, allowing important data about a food’s content to be accessed.
I’m curious to see how this develops and whether it catches on over here in the US. Personally, I think it’s a great idea. You can read more here.
I’ll fully admit to being one of those people who loves their iPhone. I especially love how many different applications there are. There seems to be something for everyone.
This is one I saw while doing “competitive research” for an idea I wanted to pitch. Not surprisingly, someone had beaten me to the punch a long, long time ago.
, Nutrition Menu allows you to look up nutritional information for thousands of restaurants as well as everyday food items like milk and fruit. It also has a good journal which you can email to yourself and upload to a spreadsheet.
I think it’s a great idea for people on a specialized eating plan who need to keep track of what and how much they eat by keeping a food journal or just being aware. There’s always the concern that someone with an unhealthy obsession with healthful eating could become even more obsessed with all this information right at the their fingertips, but all in all, I think this is a great tool.