Purpose of App Review
To discuss a sufficient and well-done calorie counting app for Android.
Calorie Counter for Android starts off by asking the user to enter some basic information along with a goal weight and weight loss/gain information.
This helps to customize the calorie counting app to a user’s specific body types and needs or goals. Once the information has been entered, users can then begin tracking their daily caloric intake. It allows users to visualize how many calories they have already consumed and how many they have left. It also allows users to add any exercise that may have ensued throughout the day, and view suggested recipe or meal ideas.
Users can also view a summary of various things. These include their Food Diary, Exercise Diary, their diet in calendar format, a visualization of their total weight loss/gain, and quick access to some healthy food choices. This is all found within the menu option in the upper left hand corner of the homescreen.
Calorie Counter makes it easy to track individual food intake and exercise output. It generates some nice visuals and trends of a user’s weight goals, whether it be loss or gain. The intuitive screens leading up to the user’s personalized daily homescreen makes it easy to get started.
Once the general information has been entered for a user, the tracking can begin.
Inputting data for the day is simple with the icons on the homescreen. The prominent green plus signs (+) are accompanied by FOOD and EXERCISE, clearly pointing users in the direction of adding their caloric intake and exercise activities for the day.
After entering a meal in the FOOD category, a summary of the calories, total fat, total carbohydrate, and protein displays alongside the percentage of calories used out of the user’s daily value.
Toggling between the FOOD, EXERCISE, and menu options is seamless, making it easy for users to quickly enter their information in as little time as possible. This is important with a calorie counting app as many users cannot take extra time out of their day to record their activity and what they have eaten.
Calorie Counter is effective because it’s easy to learn and quick to put into practice for any user level.
- Simple design and minimal learning curve
- Food, exercise, and diet summaries
- Visual displays of different weight gain/loss information
- Customization of weight loss.gain plan
- None to report
- Calorie Counter creates and tracks a user’s personal weight loss/gain goals
- Visually represents different data input using the app
- Provides suggestion for healthy eating and recipes
Rating: (1 to 5 stars) – 4.5
- User Interface – 5
- Multimedia usage – 3 (weight loss simulation videos and pictures could be helpful for future updates)
- Price – 5
- Real world applicability – 5
Phone used for review: Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy S phone)
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your health care provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or health care provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your health care provider.