My wife did the same thing. I am not sure I want to implement a weight watchers like point calculator, but if more people would give me feed back and show interest, I’d do that too. Also if my wife wants that then I guess I will. Below are some thoughts about the design. I hope to start this week. ——————————————————————————————————- 1. Want to have something so that units are set. I want to be able to auto calculate ounces to grams so if some one enters 5 oz of grapes and the units in the data base has units in grams then it will convert and calculate the calories, protein, sugar, fiber and complex carbs
I also want a method to calcuate the phe based on the protein content and have that over ridden by an manual entry in the nutrition database.
For the database it will probably be in XML or maybe a single user ODBC using MS access or Open Office Base which can be downloaded from http://www.openoffice.org for free.
Distribution of the tool will be via web. I’ll need to setup a webserver and get a URL
Drag and drop from nutrition DB into the tracker GUI ?
Icons for Meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack) Icons for Food (meat/bread/veggies/creal) Icons for ingredients (spices/bread/veggies/creal)
So to make a food from a recipe you would drag and drop the icons into the recipe window and the nutrition would be auto calcuated then you could select that or drag and drop that recipe into your tracker which would auto set the time. I need a manual over ride for the time incase someone wants to build a meal plan for the day or they forgot to enter something in when the ate.
2. When you enter something into the table it will automaticlly set the time. Across the top I want to show an accumlated total for calories, protein, phe. As the time changes the cell/row color will change showing morning/noon/evening. Also want a way to add notes for the day.
3. Need a way to sync up mutiple instances of the app so that if you travel you can sync the main one with the one you took on your trip or to work. This needs to include the nutrition data from the database and also what was consumed. Needs to be a delta so that only changes are sent.
At first the sync method will be network/Wi-Fi then blue tooth.