Today, I learned about GoMeals
, an iPhone application developed by Sanofi Aventis. From their site:
"GoMeals™ makes it easy to access nutritional information, find restaurants and keep track of your food intake. And if you have a health condition like diabetes, knowing information like calories, fats and carbs can be critical. GoMeals was developed to help you get the information you need to make better meal choices at home or on the go."
Since I am not an iPhone user myself, I can only share what I read about iPhone apps. So far, I've read about them. So here's what I have gathered so far:
* From diaTribe: http://www.diatribe.us/issues/18/test-drive.php
* From Twitter's comments by Diabetic_Iz_Me:
all of which seemed pretty positive.
On the flipside, I sent the details about the app to a friend who commented the following:
"Interesting. It looks lovely, and the concept is great - I note that the reviews are not good, though. An average rating of 2/5 with 8 reviews so far (which is a small sample size, in fairness). After trying to use it this morning for my breakfast, I can see why.
I tried to add my breakfast this morning to my "plate" - poached eggs on brown toast. If the brand names of the (Canadian) "products" I was eating were in the database it might have been easier. As they weren't, it was quite difficult and time consuming to find and then add plain old "whole wheat bread" ("eggs" was easier), and I'm still not sure that the "product" I ended up choosing is actually right (is "wheat bread" the same as "whole wheat bread"?)."
Have any of you used GoMeals or any other healthy eating iPhone app?