Independent developer James Hollender has released version 2.4 his iProteins app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The iProteins app allows users to easily find out the amount of protein in over 1,100 different food servings which is extremely helpful for Vegans, Vegetarians and also Body Builders. The new version allows for keeping track of personal protein intake and the ability to backup and restore the personal information.
Developer: James Hollender
Price: $1.99 Download on the App Store
The iProteins app offers information on foods and how they are rated for protein content as a way to help make decisions about which foods to eat. In addition to being useful for Vegans and Vegetairans, who want to make sure they take in a sufficient amount of protein, iProteins will also help bodybuilders get the high intake of proteins they want.
A Color-Coded System Identifies Protein in Foods:
⇒ 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 (less than 0.01 g)
iProtein Lists 8 Types of Food:
⇒ All Foods (includes search capability)
⇒ Fast Foods
⇒ Fruits & Vegetables
⇒ Meat, Fish & Shellfish
⇒ Dairy & Egg
⇒ Cereal Grains & Pasta
The All Foods table includes a search capability to quickly find food servings you are interested in. Selecting an item in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:
⇒ Food Title
⇒ Weight in grams
⇒ Common Measure, e.g., 1/2 cup, etc.
⇒ Protein Content
⇒ Percentage of Protein by Weight
⇒ USDA Description
⇒ USDA Food Group
⇒ USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference ID
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 approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., "Egg, Scrambled" and "Scrambled Egg"). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.
Additional Information Available in iProteins
- What are Proteins? - Dictionary definition and an explanation of "What are Proteins?"
- Vegan Diet & Proteins - Provides information that can help vegans get a better understanding of how to deal with proteins in their diet
- Highest Protein Foods - Lists 19 different foods containing the highest amounts of Protein
- How to Use this App - Shows detailed information about how to record the user's personal nutrient intake of Proteins, how to make changes to what the user has recorded, how to backup and restore the data.
- Access My Records - Provides up to a full year of recorded entries, listed and grouped by date. Users may also view each individual entry in the database. Allowances are made for deleting records, changing the date, and also changing the number of servings.
- Other Important Information - Provides access to a copy of the User Agreement, and links to communicate with the developer about bugs, suggestions or comments. There is also an iAd Sampler which allow the user to view up to five iAds at one time. It should be noted that the best selection of iAds comes out at the top of every hour.
The iProteins app is available in the iTunes App Store and can be found in the Health & Fitness & Medical categories.