Archive for November, 2007

Problem Fixed!!

November 29th, 2007

After 4 days of trouble shooting the search errors in Nutrition Facts, the problem was a rather simple one. The problem was with the install. I have fixed the install and improved the search speed somewhat, but considering no one has been able to search, no one will appreciate the extra speed, oh well.

The new version (0.9.3.3) works and I tested it on every machine in a five mile radius of my house. You can jump to the download page or click here to download it.

Thanks to everyone that contacted with the problems they had with searching!

Features after recovery

November 29th, 2007

Once I recover from the late hours of troubleshooting I’ve put in recently, I’ll resume work on adding new features to Nutrition Facts. One such feature that’s almost complete is a simple health profile, including your BMI and estimated average caloric intake. I’ll keep everyone posted as I get close

I Was Wrong

November 27th, 2007

In my last post I said Nutrition Facts doesn’t seem to work on Vista. I was wrong. Apparently it didn’t work on XP and probably most operating systems. It does work on my development machine, but I can’t figure out why it is the exception. Regardless, about 200 people downloaded a bad version of Nutrition Facts.

My apologies to everyone and I now have a system I can test on before I release.

I should have a new, working version of Nutrition Facts posted in less than an hour.

UPDATE: I have posted new, working version of Nutrition Facts (0.9.3.2). Please let me know if you encounter any problems.

Exceptions in Vista

November 26th, 2007

I have received word that Nutrition Facts may throw errors when attempting to search in Vista. I don’t have a computer with Vista to test with, but I’ll get a system up and running to test on in the next few days.

I have an idea where the problem may be arising and I have already been working on a potential fix. Once the fix is complete I will post the new version and send a message to the mailing list.

This next release, which should be in the next day or so, will also have the ability to check for updates, reducing your burden, somewhat.

Upcoming Features

November 25th, 2007

User Profiles are next

As you may know the recommended daily allowances aren’t showing up. Calculating the proper allowances is rather involved. To do this properly, I am creating user profiles which allows you to enter custom information like weight, height, sex, pregnant?, lactating? and physical activity level.

This data will be plugged into a formula resulting in custom RDAs. I will probably provide a default male and female user in case you don’t care for that level of personalization.

Having an engine to calculate this will allow me to add additional diets instead of just the government recommended one, such as Atkins and South Beach.

After that, I will work on the amino acids and fatty acids which are not currently displayed.