Calorie Counter +

Version: 7.1.0 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: GB
Category: Diet and Weight Loss, Healthy Living
Released: 19/05/2013
Updated: 15/08/2019
Version: 7.1.0
Size: 21mb
Developer: Nutracheck
Reviewed On: 13/09/2019
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 84%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
25.3/30
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Clinical Assurance
31.5/40
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User Experience
27.6/30
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Developer description
The Calorie Counter App by Nutracheck is fast and easy to use. Achieve your weight loss goal. Enjoy a 7 day free trial – after this daily limits apply. Upgrade in-App for unlimited use. Or continue free on Lite membership with daily limits. Part of the Nutracheck online food diary service. Nutracheck makes it easy to track what you eat… • Scans barcodes for easy calorie counting • Also tracks carbs, sugar, protein, fat, saturated fat and sodium • Huge food database with photos or logos of foods • Lets you set your own calorie and nutrition targets • Links with Fitbit • Shows an icon on your home screen with calories remaining for the day • Includes access to the Nutracheck website during the 7 day free trial. The website is great for getting the big picture – see all 7 nutrients in your diary. Plus more reports for insight. For Website & App membership options tap on 'More' > 'Payment options'. WHY NUTRACHECK IS DIFFERENT TO OTHER APPS • Faster to use - less taps to add food to the diary • Photos or logos of food make it easy to find the exact product you ate • The food database is managed for quality and accuracy • Sets you daily targets for water, fruit and veg • Tracks exercise too, with calorie burn data for over 1,000 activities • Gives pre-set nutrient guides to help you focus on a specific nutrient • Icon on your home screen shows calories remaining for the day at a glance NUTRACHECK MAKES TRACKING CALORIES & NUTRIENTS EASY. FOOD & EXERCISE DIARY • Count calories and track 6 other nutrients • See how your diet measures up at a glance with handy charts • Type in the description of a food or exercise • Scan a barcode to add food quickly • Add your own products using 'Manually Added' • Search for 'fast food' and restaurant meals • Track your water intake • Count fresh fruit and vegetable servings • Track exercise: over 1,000 activities • Add steps count from any device • View progress in the 'Week View' (under 'More') • More graphs and reports are available on the Nutracheck website (with Website & App membership) MY MEALS • Check calories and nutrients in meals you cook at home • Calorie count your favorite recipes and save in a personal folder PROGRESS • Track your progress – enter weight and waist size • Receive awards for goals reached FORUMS • Support from the Nutracheck community • Create your forum profile and upload a photo • Take part in our nutritionist’s weight loss challenges (Remember to validate your email address so you can join in) MORE • View and edit your profile and goals • Link to Fitbit • Turn on home screen icon to show remaining calories for the day • Turn off product photos to save data • Upgrade options – including Website & App membership • Help section • Contact the Nutracheck Customer Care Team MEMBERSHIP PRICES Go to 'More' > 'Payment options' to select a membership and purchase in-App through your Google Play account: 30 days App-Only membership - $4.99 12 months App-Only membership - $39.99 1 month Web & App membership - $12.99 3 months Web & App membership - $32.99 What’s New We've added lots of new features you've asked for... • Extra nutrient tracking. You can now track Carbs, Sugar, Protein, Saturated Fat and Sodium as well as Calories and Fat. • Check the proportion of carbs, fat and protein you eat in a pie chart • See how your diet stacks up vs daily nutrient targets in a simple bar chart • Pick a nutrient to focus on tracking in your diary • Choose a pre-set nutrition target for Lower Carb, Less Sugar, Higher Protein, Lower Fat • Option to set your own calorie allowance and nutrient targets • Clearer diary layout ....plus we've also squished a few annoying bugs. We hope you like the update. As always, please do let our Customer Care team know if you have any feedback: customercare@nutracheck.com
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features

General Information
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Social Support Networks
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Goal Setting and Gamification
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Alerts And Notifications
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Data Sharing
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Automated Guidance
The App uses the data it has to provide automated advice and guidance about a user's health
Wellbeing Tracking
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Data Collection

The data collected about users is/ isn't capable of identifying that it relates to them.

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) – The type of information this App collects is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to the user, and so could pose a risk in terms of user privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don’t do with this information.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

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Testing

It wasclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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