Create your own on-the-go database of calories and nutrition information for a variety of everyday food and drink. KCalango comes pre-installed with a mini hamper containing over 100 of our favourite every day foods, such as cereal, bread, vegetables, fruit and meat.
Search the ''Hamper'' of food for a particular item, or add your own nutrition information to the database. Select your favourites from the list and change the size of the portion, in either metric or imperial, to fit what you have eaten. At the end of the day see how many calories you have consumed and compare to your daily recommended allowance.
Particularly suited to people who are dieting or simply interested in the nutritional content of the food they are eating, calorie counter offers a portable alternative to diet manuals and calorie websites.
The Calorie Counter is designed to assist a healthy lifestyle in which calorie intake is only one of the considerations. Regular excercise and an appropriate amount and type of food is important. This is different for all people and is dependant on many factors including lifestyle, energy needs, physical and medical condition. If in doubt please seek medical advice before starting a diet.
Food Consumed Totals: The total of all foods consumed today (or since last cleared) is shown on the main screen. The list of all foods consumed can be edited to change values and portion sizes, or delete foods accidently added. You can choose when to clear the totals.
Multiple Hampers: KCal can contain one or more hampers. Additional hampers may also be available for download or separate installation. Eg. the US Hamper contains over 7500 foods (from USDA). You can choose which hamper to search through, copy foods to your Favourites hamper adjusting portion size and details if required.
Search Hamper: You can search for specific text allowing partial word search or full word search. The matching foods are presented as a filtered list, split into multiple pages if there are many foods found.
Food Data: Each food item has data defined for Calories, fat, protein, carbohydrate and fibre content for a given portion size in grams or ounces. Foods can be easily added to the totals for the day or saved to the Favourites hamper.
The following changes can be made
The portion size can be easily changed using the on screen gauge. A [Change Portion] option is also available which permits values to the nearest gram and can be used to convert grams to ounces, or ounces to grams.
In either case, changing the portion size automatically adjusts all of the other data values as well.
All of the data values (Calories, fat, etc) can be individually adjusted if required using the [Change Values] option
||When saved to Favourites, the portion size is automatically added to the food item name. It is also possible to make up your own names using the [Change Values] option
Add New Foods: New foods can be defined and saved in the Favourites hamper.
Favourites Hamper: Holds your favourite foods adjusted to the potrion sizes you normally use. Foods can be searched, deleted, added, changed and saved again with a different portion size or name.
Context sensitive help: The help command is shown where help is available for a specific menu or commands. Only relevant help information is shown.
Archive: RSArchive is a seperate archive application available for free download. This alllows a backup of the Favourites hamper to be stored in an archive set separate from the KCal application. This archive set will not be lost if KCal needs to be temporarily removed from your phone, or a newer version is to be installed.
Data Autosave: Your Favourites hamper and all items consumed today are saved on exit or when an incoming phone call is received. The application is automatically resumed after an incoming call has finished..
Data Accuracy and Sources
Calorie and other values provided are typical values for the portion size given. However these can change eg. if manufacturers change their ingredients.