This can be downloaded at http://www.pkutools.com you can use the information link to see help videos on youtube. as of 6 PM there are 3 but there will be a total of 6 by tomorrow or January 19, 2010.
This is something I have been wishing for,for a long time. Anything to make the diet easier. It would be great to have the abilty to keep a running daily log and the ablity to have access to the phe content instead of lagging the big folder with the phe info in it. My wife is a member of Weight Watchers and they have a web site where you track your daily food intake and the number of Weight Watchers points you are allowed daily. My wife said just today that people with pku need a set up like this that would fit into our daily lives.
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
Distribution of the tool will be via web. I’ll need to setup a webserver and get
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.
Got the web site up. I will be using this to deliver the tool for the PC once I have something useful.
One thing I have discovered is that the iPhone used objective-C which is usless for anyone who dose not use a mac or anyother apple product. Meaning there is no benifit for me to learn the syntax of objective-C since I don't need to know it to write programs for a AIX machine as we use as work or a winblows computer or even anyother flavor of UINIX. So I will not be creating the app for a mobile device until I can get my hands on something else like the palm pre. If anyone has any ideas as far as mobile devices you use and would like the app for let me know.
Looking for feedback on organizing food. For example I need a name of the food but also thought that BRAND would also be a nice way to organize food so if you have some ceral such as Low Profin Loops or Fruit Loops maybe you call it Loops for the food item but you can distinguish it by Brand or even company. Now that I think about it maybe I should keep a unit price too so you can see how much your food costs you. Heck why not add a feature to calculate the quantity you need to order for a given period of time and then keep the location info as to where you can get it. Man so much you can do. Anyone have any ideas or would you like to stop me from adding too much crap?
Got a group on facebook. Look for PKU Tools
yea! Love facebook!