iOS iSatFat App Update: Now with Extremely Powerful Search Facility

Revere, Massachusetts - Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender has updated his iSatFat app, which is helpful to those with heart conditions because it aids in determining Saturated Fat levels in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that's much more powerful.

Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the "notch". Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that's much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

The big new feature in version 7.0 of iSatFat is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: "AND", "OR" and "But Not". As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the "Results" button then displays the full list of matches found.

In the "Access My Records" section, each food serving for the day is listed in it's own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day's heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

The iSatFat app provides information about food servings and how they are rated for saturated fat content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. Many people with heart conditions have been instructed by their doctors to limit their intake of saturated fat to a specific level each day. The food servings in iSatFat are rated from EXTREMELY LOW to EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat content. The following colors help readily identify which is which:

* Black = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (10.001 - 33.000 g)
* Dark Red = Rated VERY HIGH in Saturated Fat (5.001 - 10.000 g)
* Red = Rated HIGH in Saturated Fat (3.001 - 5.000 g)
* Orange = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (1.001 - 3.000 g)
* Yellow = Rated MODERATE in Saturated Fat (0.501 - 1.000 g)
* Light Green = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.101 - 0.500 g)
* Green = Rated LOW in Saturated Fat (0.011 - 0.100 g)
* CYAN = Rated VERY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.001 - 0.010 g)
* WHITE = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.000 g)

There are eight tables listing foods:
* ALL FOODS (which include a search feature)
* Fast Foods
* Fruits & Vegetables
* Meat, Fish & Shellfish
* Dairy & Egg
* Cereal Grains & Pasta
* Sweets
* Snacks

Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:
* Food Title
* Weight (in grams)
* Common Measure (serving size for weight)
* Saturated Fat Content (in grams)
* Calories
* Percentage of Saturated Fat by Weight (if at least 1%)
* USDA Description
* USDA Food Group
* USDA Nutrient Database Number

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Fatty Acids, Total Saturated Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are know by different names or how thye are prepared, e.g., "Egg, Scrambled" and "Scrambled Egg"). Some have as many as six searchable names.

The Info page provides additional information about Saturated Fat:

"What is Saturated Fat?" - Describes what saturated fat is and where it comes from.

"Why Avoid Saturated Fat?" - Provides specific information concerning saturated fat, with some surprising facts users might not be aware of.

"Highest Saturated Fat Foods" - Lists 27 food servings containing the highest amount of saturated fat.

"How to Use this App" - Provides information on how to more fully understand the information presented.

"Access My Records" - Access up to a full year of collected information concerning servings recorded.

"Important Other Information" - Identifies the developer and allows the user to report problems, ask questions and make suggestions; Lists the other apps in the iNutrient series; View the User Agreement; and a special Bonus feature.

The iCholesterol app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:
* iCarbs - Carbohydrates - great for bodybuilders or diabetics
* iCholesterol - Dietary Cholesterol - for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
* iFiber - Fiber - for those interested in getting enough fiber in their diet
* iKals - Calories - for anyone watching their calories
* iPotassium - Potassium - helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
* iProteins - Proteins - great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
* iSodium - Sodium - for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
* iSugars - Sugars - for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
* Vitamin K - Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 - For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 12 or later

Pricing and Availability:
iSatFat is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization when making a request.

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the "iNutrients App", which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal's nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

iSatFat 7.0
All iNutrient Apps Bundle (10 apps)
Most Popular iNutrient Apps Bundle (5 apps)
iNutrients App (Entire USDA National Nutrient Database for 10 nutrients)


Based in Revere, Massachusetts, Indie developer James Hollender is a well seasoned Information Technology professional who has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently in writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestion and other awards including a commendation from a former President of the United States. James Hollender has been involved writing iPhone and iPad apps with Foliage, Kronos, Olympus, Cross Country Automotive Services (now Agero), and Valmarc Corporation (now Vi3 Global). Copyright (C) 2010-2020 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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