MealCam tracks what you eat in a quick and fun way.
While it may seem simple. When you use it consistently it becomes immensely powerful.
It may be the catalyst to a skinnier, healthier you.
Or it may point out a food allergy you never knew you had but was responsible for your bloating and discomfort.
With MealCam you'll discover patterns and correlations in your eating habits that will help you make better choices to look and feel great.
It gives you an unseen perspective where you can observe patterns you would otherwise be unaware of.
You may ask yourself:
- What made my digestion like this?
- Why am I bloated?
- Did I eat something yesterday that caused me to break out?
- Why did I gain weight this month?
- What was I eating to lose weight?
You can look at what you've eaten over the past days or months to find your answer.
MealCam allows you to recall what you were eating days, weeks, or months ago. (Unlike our memory which often can only recall the past few meals)
...and the very act of taking a picture of every meal makes you more conscious of what you eat.
You can also share a 1 day or 7 day summary of your meals with your doctor, personal trainer, or nutrition coach.
MealCam was designed to be quick and discreet.
Most food journals require that you log information like a meal title, ingredients, calories etc.
With MealCam all you need to do is take a picture! It only takes seconds to log a meal.
You can add extra information in the notes but it's strictly optional because the user experience is designed around the photos.
MealCam uses of all the greatest new features in iOS:
-It uses iCloud to privately sync your meals between devices.
-It has a useful Widget.
-It has a fun stickers for iMessage.
-It supports multitasking on iPad and works in all orientations.
-It supports 3D Touch.
~Private iCloud Syncing~
Meals can be stored in your private iCloud database where they sync with all your devices. Since MealCam uses iCloud's private database, I as the developer do not have access to them. They're for your eyes only.
You also have the choice to store them locally on your device without syncing.
A common thing you may ask yourself is: what time was my last meal? (Especially if you eat on scheduled intervals)
The widget is the perfect place to quickly answer this question. It shows a picture of each meal you've eaten today with the time overlaid on top.
You can quickly reference what time your last meal was without opening the app and decide if you're ready to eat again.
MealCam includes a fun set of stickers for the iMessages app.
You can playfully ask your friends and family "what's for dinner?", or "wanna grab lunch?", or send your kids a fun "dinner's ready" sticker when it's time to eat.
You can also stamp a yummy sticker on top of your friends message about food. They're fun, playful, and animated.
MealCam works in all sizes and orientations so you can use it for multitasking on the iPad.
You can use MealCam side by side with other apps. For example, when you are looking for recipes online you can use MealCam to see what you've eaten the past couple nights.
It also works in landscape on your iPhone so the app feels like it belongs with the stock apps which are some of the few apps that support landscape mode.
MealCam supports peeking and popping meals if your device supports 3D Touch. You can also use the peek feature to quickly delete a meal, add a note, or share it.
When you're on the iOS home screen you can use a quick action to jump straight into the camera so that you can quickly document a meal.
I hope you enjoy MealCam as much as I do!
- Kevin (the developer)
Thanks for your feature requests, I got to a couple of them in this update and will get to more in the future.
You can learn how to use the new features by watching the guided tour videos in settings!
Big New Features
-A simple swipe to the side opens the camera to save you time when you're capturing a meal.
-Notes are now on the same page as the Meal [requested by customer] so you can see your notes without an extra tap.
-Duplicate (aka “repost”) a Meal [requested by customer] is great for when you eat a second serving or eat the same meal everyday and want to duplicate it from yesterday.
Small New Featues
-Feedback now uses email, instead of the one way message, so that I can reply, if necessary.
-Improved interactive transitions so that the app feel more fluid.
-A lot of behind-the-scenes-updates (updating to the latest iOS, rounded cornered iPhones/iPads, and swift syntax) which has laid a groundwork for future updates.
Ratings and Reviews
Better than similar apps.
I was using a different “photo food diary” app and switched to this app instead . To me this one was way better because it was 10x more fun, interesting and kind of feels “subliminally motivating” while still being just as simple, plain and easy as the other. This app’s circle-shaped photos feel fun and they kind of creatively inspire you to want to take a picture of nice healthy foods which I didn’t get so much with the other square photos app. It’s fun to take pics of round fruits like apples and oranges. The way the picture “bubbles” of the the things you ate react and float around the page of the day when you move your phone makes it like you’re looking at the contents of your stomach and motivates you to pick healthy choices.
I love this app. I was using another meal picture app, but I like the fun layout of this one. Perfect for increasing accountability and tracking eating habits without having to track calories. I love being able to see all the pictures on one screen. My only suggestion is maybe adding some background options to make the aesthetic even better, and I would really love the option of a reminder to take pictures. That's the only thing my other app has that this one doesn't.
Like the layout
It's got a nice photo centric layout. Perfect for sharing with friends to help stay accountable. Like that it's not calorie focused. Reminds me to eat a variety of foods and not just the same thing over and over. Wish it stored pictures indefinitely instead of 1 or 7 days.
Developer Response ,
Thank you. 🍍🥑🍇
FYI it already stores meals indefinitely.
To view past days either (1) tap on the date in the top left and then choose a past date. or (2) from the main screen swipe to the left or right.
If you haven't already upgraded, it'll prompt you to 'upgrade to paid' in order to see past days.
It sounds like you were using the sharing page (of 1 or 7 days) to view your past meals.
I'm glad you like the non-calorie focus because that was my intention with this app.
From my perspective, calorie counting isn't always accurate. One app may say an apple has 90 calories... and another may say 100 calories... but the truth is every single apple is a slightly different size and was grown in different soil ...and therefore has a different calorie amount.
...and isn't eating 100 calories worth of apples different from 100 calories of soda?
So I think it's much more practical to just take a photo of what you're eating. You still get the benefit of the app holding you accountable to eat well and it's much easier than counting calories.
and as you have discovered there are many benefits to being able to look back over photos of what you've eaten. 🤸🏼♂️
All the best,
- Kevin Healy
- 27.6 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Kevin Healy
- In-App Purchases
- Upgrade to Paid $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.