November 23, 2010 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Zagreb, Croatia - Nanobit Software today is pleased to introduce the tapandtrack website that enables syncing with their best-selling nutrition and fitness app for iOS, Tap & Track. Registration on the site is free to all owners of the software, and allows complete backup of all logs and data. Aiming to foster a worldwide community of Tap & Track users, the website includes all the features of the app: an offline database of over 300,000 food items, 2000 food brands, 700 restaurants, and 180 exercises; plus a daily record of calories, fat, saturated fat, protein, carbs, sugars, sodium, and fiber; and personalized graphs, BMI calculator, custom recipes and foods, and comprehensive reports.
While using an iPhone to search a database of 300,000 items may be convenient in a supermarket, it may seem less so at the kitchen table. Because all databases and personal Profiles on the website are identical with those on the user's iOS device, a dieter may opt to use their home or office computer (and its full-sized keyboard and monitor) to enter daily tracking numbers, search the Food or Exercise databases, or plan future meals. Making a personal commitment to better nutrition and fitness through the Tap & Track app entails interaction with the app several times each day. Having that interaction by means of a standard size GUI makes using the app more enjoyable, and improves the chances that the dieter will follow through with the program.
Nanobit Software, the developers of Tap & Track, envision the tapandtrack website growing to encompass recipe sharing, nutritional tips, exercise ideas, personal dieting experiences, and even online weight challenges. They have stated, "tapandtrack is a place where you can live your dream about simple living and making healthy choices. A place where you can take complete control of your food intake and exercise regimen."
* New tapandtrack website enables full syncing with the user's iOS app
* Website account registration is free to owners of Tap&Track
* Tap&Track is one of the top paid calorie counter apps in the Health & Fitness category of the iOS App Store
* More than 700 restaurants with full nutritional information on menu items
* Over 2,000 food brands with more than 300,000 listings
* Cumulative calorie tracking over a day
* Activity tracker with more than 180 exercises and everyday activities
* Daily info on calories, fat, saturated fat, protein, carbs, sugars, sodium, and fiber
* Large and accurate database, verified by nutrition experts
* Works offline, doesn't use internet connection to get foods
* Pick, add, edit, and resort predefined exercise list
* Select between three different exercise intensities
* Full screen Calorie and Weight graphs
* View average consumed calories and other nutrition info by user-defined period
* Join the worldwide community of Tap&Track users
The app's operation is simple. First, the user completes a one-time personal Profile, which provides Tap & Track with all the necessary information for its recommending, graphing, tracking, and calculating functions. The following factors are included in the Profile: Starting Weight, Gender, Age, Height, Job Type (sedentary to extremely active), Diet Plan (gain or lose up to 2 lbs. per week), and Goal Weight. In addition, the user may customize their nutritional program to suit special dietary needs, their metabolism, etc. The optional, custom factors in the Profile include: Calorie Adjustment, Fat Budget, Carb Budget, Protein Budget, and Food Score Budget.
With the Profile completed, the user finds a total number of calories per day recommendation on their Daily tracking page. The app keeps a running tally of calories consumed through the day and also displays a bar graph as a percentage of the total recommended allowance. The Daily page has only two buttons, Add Food or Add Exercise. And this is where the app differentiates itself clearly from other calorie counting apps, the depth and breadth of its offline database of 300,000 different food items, including over 2000 different food brands, and over 700 different restaurants. The user may also add their own food items, recipes, exercises, etc.
"The new tapandtrack website is a wonderful opportunity for users of Tap & Track to backup all their data, and search the databases on a full-size computer," commented CEO Alan Sumina. "Our hope is that users all over the world will come together on the site and discover others like themselves: people interested in living a healthy lifestyle by making healthy choices."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later
* 17.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Tap & Track 5.1 is $3.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Zagreb, Croatia, Nanobit Software Ltd. is a small privately held software firm founded in 2008 by Alan Sumina and Zoran Vucinic. Leveraging their longtime experience in the development field, Nanobit specializes in innovative health based solutions for the iPhone/iPod and iPad platforms. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Nanobit Software Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.