With some startups, we’re able to chart their progression from the year dot all the way through to world domination. While Foodzy isn’t yet at the world domination stage yet, we have been there from the very beginning.
Foodzy describes itself as a ‘social food game’ with an emphasis on health, and late last year it was updated with a handful of new features to make it easier to track how your diet affects your wellbeing.
Now, the Amsterdam-based startup has relaunched its mobile apps on iOS and Android, rolling out a complete redesign, and providing five real-time health dashboards. One of these is a live ‘Bits vs. Burned’ chart, letting users see the amount of calories they’ve today set against the amount they’ve burned, according to Fitbit at least. You can also look at weight, BMI, lean mass and fat mass gained/lost on the previous day.
In the new version of the app, the menu bar has been replaced by a single check-in button which can be used to enter individual foods & drinks, or even their own recipes (Eatzies).
We’re told that over the past year, users in 140 countries have added more than 200,000 new products to the Foodzy database, which now holds half a million products.
With the relaunch of the app, the Foodzy team say that they really wanted to give users a real-time food & health journal on the move. “The new app has two major functions,” says Marjolijn Kamphuis, co-founder & CEO at Foodzy. “One is to check-in everything you eat and drink, as quickly and easily as possible. If a product isn’t listed in our database yet, users can now simply add it in the app.”
“Two is checking your five personalized dashboards to see how you are doing,” she continues. “We visualize the types of food you’ve been eating to see how healthy your day was. We’ll show you if you need to drink more. We’ll turn your Withings data into 30-day weight graphs. And if you have a Fitbit, we’ll even tell you how much you can still eat in comparison to the calories you’ve already burned today. If you don’t have a Fitbit, we calculate an estimate. There are plenty of weight, exercise and food tracking apps out there, but so far none have managed to combine all data in one user friendly service. The new Foodzy aims to do just that.”
The app is free to download and use, though Pro users – who cough up a $15 a year fee – get extra features. What are these extra features? Well, unlimited check-in storage, access to food analytics in your dashboard and the ability to start diet plans, to name a few. In other words, to get the lion’s share of the functionality, a Pro account is advisable.
Meanwhile, you can view the official promo video below.
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