November 22, 2010 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Revere, Massachusetts - Independent developer James Hollender today is pleased to announce the release of his iProteins app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The iProteins app allows users to easily find out the protein content in over 1,100 different food servings, helpful information for Vegetarians, Vegans and Bodybuilders. This app is the third in a series, after the Vitamin K app for Coumadin/Warfarin users; and the iCarbs app for Diabetics and Bodybuilders, based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
The iProteins app provides information about foods and how they are rated for protein content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. Bodybuilders probably want to have a high intake of protein, and Vegetarians and Vegans want to make sure they are getting enough protein in their diet. The foods are rated from EXTREMELY LOW to EXTREMELY HIGH in Protein content. The following colors help readily identify which is which:
* Black = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Proteins (30.01 - 51.89 g)
* Dark Red = Rated VERY HIGH in Proteins (20.01 - 30.00 g)
* Red = Rated HIGH in Proteins (15.01 - 20.00 g)
* Orange = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Proteins (12.01 - 15.00 g)
* Yellow = Rated MODERATE in Proteins (9.01 - 12.00 g)
* Light Green = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Proteins (6.01 - 9.00 g)
* Green = Rated LOW in Proteins (3.01 - 6.00 g)
* CYAN = Rated VERY LOW in Proteins (0.01 - 3.00 g)
* WHITE = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Proteins (almost 0.00 g)
There are eight tables listing foods:
* All Foods
* Fast Foods
* Fruits & Vegetables
* Meat, Fish & Shellfish
* Dairy & Egg
* Cereal Grains & Pasta
Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:
* Food Title
* Weight (in grams)
* Common Measure (serving size for weight)
* Protein Content (in grams)
* Percentage of Protein by Weight (if at least 1%)
* USDA Description
* USDA Food Group
* USDA Nutrient Database Number
Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Protein Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are know by different names or how thye are prepared, e.g., "Egg, Fried" and "Fried Egg"). A few of these have as many as six searchable names. The Info page provides additional information about Proteins:
"What are Proteins?" - Describes what proteins are and why they are important to good health.
"Vegan Diet & Proteins" - Provides some guidelines on healthy eating for vegans, with some surprising facts you might not be aware of.
"Highest Protein Foods" - Lists 19 foods containing the highest amount of proteins.
"How to Use this App" - Provides information on how to more fully understand the information presented.
"About this App" - Identifies the developer and allows the user to report problems, ask questions and make suggestions.
Pricing and Availability:
iProteins 1.0 is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization when making a request.
James Hollender, a well seasoned Information Technology professional, 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 writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestion and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. His EZeeCalc App (a simple, yet powerful, calculator for the rest of us) is an example of his creative ability to think outside the box ... rated 9/10 by The iPhone App Review. Copyright (C) 2010 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.