A new version of the food and mood tracker for iOS has been released recently. The list of changes are below:
– Abbreviated the application name to “F & M” so the text now fits properly underneath the icon on the home screen.
– Added support for the iOS 7 look and feel while still maintaining iOS 6.1 support.
– Added offsets to food entries in the correlation view to address some overlapping issues when there are many food entries in between two mood entries.
If you suffer from digestive problems, allergies, nutrient deficiencies or unexplained changes in moods, then perhaps something in your diet is a contributing factor.
From the same author of the original 2011 Foods and Moods application for OS X, Food and Moods for mobile allows you to track what you eat and how you feel while you’re on the go. The mobile version has the same summary view to help find commonalities, in addition to a new correlation view, which graphs out your moods and meals in one-week slices.
For each meal entry you can track:
Date and time of meal
Type of mail
For each mood entry, you can track:
Date and time of mood
Rating of how you feel from 1 to 10
Unfortunately, the OS X version is currently not iCloud compatible to sync with the mobile version, due to a more efficient data structure for mobile. The OS X version may be updated in the future.
Food and Moods mobile is now available in the iOS App Store. In the spirit of celebrating the launch of the new app it will be free for a limited time starting in September.
Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a developer unit of the Leap Motion device. This device will become available in Best Buy stores in May. In my initial brainstorming quite a few ideas came up, mostly around audio and sound…
Back in the mid-late 90’s a couple of friends and I spent a lot of time writing lyrics and making hip hop beats on our computers. Some of us ‘evolved’ from there and went onto hardware-only configurations. Back in the day the industry has relied on physical drum machines (like the legendary TR-909), but nowadays there are hardware/software solutions. There are arguments for using each, but either way you cut it, none of this is cheap.
How about a software solution which relies of inexpensive ‘hardware’, but it is ‘hardware’ that you never have to touch? Can we have a drum machine that is not a machine at all, but interacts with your hands just like one?
So currently I have a new software project underway called “Loop Motion”. It is passed the prototype stage, and now a working version is already in early production. Some of the features I hope to achieve are:
Touch-less, velocity sensitive hand gestures for ‘beating’ on virtual drum pads
Visualization of beats played
Real-time recording of notes played by gestures
Looped playback of the last recorded sequence while recording the next sequence
Variable length bars and tempo control
Load your own sound font or map notes to the virtual drum pads
Visualization of bars on tracks*
Multiple instrument support*
*Items for future consideration, definitely not to be expected in version 1.0
This is a little different than any software project I’ve worked on these past twelve years, but I think it will be fun. Enjoy some photos for the meantime.