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iPhone App Calculates Calories from Food Photographs

As the world of photography collides with the world of computing in smart phones, we will undoubtedly be seeing many mind-boggling applications (e.g. augmented reality translation) that utilize cell phone cameras in the near future. A new app called Meal Snap fits that description — it’s an app that analyzes photos you take of food, telling you both the ingredients and the number of calories you’ll be consuming. It’s only available for iOS 4+ and costs $3 from the App Store.

With the way consumer cameras are going, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this kind of feature built into future cameras!

Meal Snap (via CNET)


 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=628431939 Kenneth Tin

    I was going to get it but then I read the reviews. Great concept, though. Perhaps in time, the back end of these kinds of apps will get good enough to be truly useful.

  • http://profiles.google.com/pauljmoleiro paul moleiro

    is this an april fools joke how would with work if its just analyzing the image i find it hard to believe it would be able to tell the difference between a pice of coal and some dark chocolate

  • http://profiles.google.com/pauljmoleiro paul moleiro

    is this an april fools joke how would with work if its just analyzing the image i find it hard to believe it would be able to tell the difference between a pice of coal and some dark chocolate

  • Bob Bowne

    Cool. And I am developing an app that will allow me to take a picture of my prospect on a first date…and it will tell me if that person is right for me or not. Pretty soon I won’t have to think at all ….I can just use my phone to do everything. Won’t that be GREAT!