- Users can now submit manual entries to the global database for everyone's benefit
- Favorites can now be filtered for faster navigation
- I made the History activity a tabbed activity. It now contains a tab that plots your net carbs consumed versus your target.
- I made the error messages more user friendly. If you didn't have a good signal, it would inform you the host could not be resolved. It now provides a better message indicating you have no connection to the Internet.
- Favorites are now editable.
- Manual entries now allow you to specify the serving size.
The Serenity Carb Counter is my first Android application; I am still new to developing on this platform. I test as much as I possibly can, and so far I have not received any crash reports. I was unaware that the database upgrade scripts were not run on new installs. I corrected the issue within three hours of being notified. Thank you Rejean for contacting me rather than hitting me with a one star review. I really appreciate that. I am a one man show, and I do the best I can to provide you a quality user experience.
I would also like to point out that most of the new features were requested by the users. There are almost 650 users of the application now, but I have received feedback from less than 1%. I love user feedback, even if it is negative.
There is one feature that I added that benefits both myself and all of you; the ability to submit foods to the global database. This is a Web 2.0 type of architecture where the community drives and improves the system.
So far I am happy with this new feature. First, I like to see that some of your are contributing to the database. Second, based on the submissions you are all doing the diet properly. Someone submitted a meal from El Pollo Loco to the database. I eat there three times a week, so I was happy to see some people like the same foods as me. I plan on submitting the rest of their items this weekend.
I would also like to point out that all submissions are anonymous. I do not associate the submission with your Google Account or anything else. In order to do that, the application would require an additional permission on install granting me access. I plan on keeping it completely anonymous.
Most of the negative reviews the Serenity Carb Counter receives points out that the Foods database is not as large as it should be. I am hoping all of you will help me improve it with the latest release. I tried to negotiate a nutrition information database from someone, but they won't part with it for anything less than a five-figure number that I cannot afford at this time.
Thank you all, and I hope you have continued success on the low-carb diet.
Please take the time to review Serenity Carb Counter on the Android Market.