Indie developer James Hollender has announced iCarbs - iNutrients: Carbohydrates 3.0 for iOS, a new version of his Health & Fitness app that lists the carbohydrate content of more than 1,100 different foods. Broken down into seven Categories or as a complete, alphabetical list with search function, users can lookup and record their daily intake of carbs. Each listing includes nine pertinent facts about the food, and this 3.0 update allows users to create custom serving sizes for any item. The app is invaluable for dieters, diabetics, bodybuilders, and those with a need to monitor their intake of carbohydrates.
The app offers three different kinds of lookup: Search, Alphabetical, or Category. Users can enter any search term to query the database's 1,100 entries (some entries have multiple names). Alphabetical searches of the complete list is simplified through a thumb index, which opens any letter of the alphabet immediately. Finally, users can search alphabetically through any of seven category listings: Fast Foods; Fruits & Vegetables; Meat, Fish & Shellfish; Dairy & Eggs; Cereal Grains & Pasta; Sweets; and Snacks. The database is truly encyclopedic. For example, looking up "Milk" brings up more than 35 different listings.