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Tasty Bytes: Nutrition Tracker iPhone Application

Jimmy McDonnell

Tasty Bytes: Nutrition Tracker is an iPhone application that allows users to keep a log of the calories and macronutrients that they consume throughout the day. Users will be able to track calories and macronutrients through two methods. The first method allows for manual entry of the nutrients directly into the user interface. The second method allows users to upload a screenshot of a nutrition label, which is then “scanned” with optical character recognition technology. The application will then identify specific keywords from the nutrition label (calories, carbohydrates, fat, and protein) and log the numerical value of the respective nutrient automatically.