New food tracking software for iPhone introduced

by Eric Schroeder
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GILBERT, ARIZ. — Random Ideas, L.L.C., a family-owned software company specializing in applications for the Mac OS X platform, has launched Edibles, a software program for the iPhone and iPod Touch that functions as a food journal used to track calories, carbohydrates, Weight Watchers points and other values.

As part of the software, users may enter the foods they eat and assign the point values for those foods. As meals are consumed, Edibles automatically deducts food points from the user’s pre-set point allowances. Once a food and its point value are entered into the system Edibles retains the information so it may be reused.

"Edibles does not contain a pre-populated database of foods, because many users prefer not to have to wade through pages and pages of foods they will never use or that don’t apply to them," Random Ideas said. "Edibles’ easy-to-use interface allows you to quickly enter the actual food you eat with a minimum of fuss."

The program retails for $5.99 and is available at www.random-ideas.net/software/edibles, with 5% of the proceeds going to the Feed the Children charity.

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