Foodish Serves Up An Appetizing Interface
While spending my first 8 months away at college this past school year, I quickly learned that my somewhat healthy eating habits and tradition of home-cooked meals failed to follow me to my new place of residence. Whether it was hitting up the cafeteria for a slice of pizza, ordering in some pizza for dinner, or even just warming up some leftover pizza for breakfast, I was certainly making the most of the college experience. I had put on the acclaimed ‘Freshman 15’, and when my first year came to an end I decided it was time to get back in to shape.
Part of getting in to shape is the desire to do so, and what better to assist than a set of sexy iPhone apps. I threw together the obviously-gorgeous Weightbot and the newly-discovered Go Couch to 5k in a ‘Fitness’ folder. However when it came time to track the calories nothing came even close to a desirable interface. Unfortunately, the short-lived Foobi has disappeared and I was without a way to track what I ate. In style, anyway.
Luckily, just in time for my end of school fitness rehab, the gorgeous Foodish popped up. Foodish takes an incredibly clever approach to monitoring what you eat by doing away with the tedious specifics of calorie counting and letting you judge just how healthy what you’re eating is. Foodish works by letting you input your meals, snacks, and drinks on a day-to-day basis complete with a dish name, a ‘smiley scale’ health rating, and a photo of your lovely eats. The thought is, if you’re inputting a couple bowls of Lucky Charms for breakfast then you’re not going to select the happiest fella’ on that smiley scale. When given 4 options to work with it’s pretty easy to determine where your meal falls on the scale.
Beyond the day-to-day view of what you’re eating is a weekly statistics chart that shows you how your week’s been in terms of healthy eating. Perhaps you see a dip come the weekend, and realize you need to smarten up with your weekend eating habits. It’s a simple approach, but it works. Also snuck in Foodish are a couple of options to tweet your eat or share your fare, as well as built-in Wikipedia integration that plays nice with Articles. The addition of notes and location support will be coming in the 1.1 update so you can track your dining experiences.