iCookbook Diabetic provides healthier eating options for iOS users.
In just a few days, some 38% of Americans will make resolutions to lose weight and improve their lives. I can say that I’m included in that percentage. I have run into many obstacles in my life when it comes to weight loss and maintaining weight. Not only that, but I’ve always had problems with ‘heathly’ eating and lifestyles. There are dozens of apps available to help users with their improvements including eating habits. One of these apps is iCookbook Diabetic.
iCookbook Diabetic was created with a team of dietitians and food experts to bring users an accessible and affordable solution to finding healthy meal selections for diabetic diets. Keep in mind that a diabetic diet is not only for those with diabetes, but also for those who want to gain and maintain a healthier lifestyle. iCookbook Diabetic is a free app with in-app purchases available to enhance your menus choices.
I was surprised to find over 500 recipes were already loaded in the app. While there are in-app purchases available, it’s not required for the user to be able to continue to expand their cookbook. Every month, free recipes become available for users to download at no additional cost.
Perhaps one of the coolest functions of iCookbook Diabetic is that you can enable voice commands and create recipes hands-free. Users simply speak commands to complete task like moving to the next step of the recipe, managing timers and viewing notes (iPad only).
Another great feature of iCookbook Diabetic is the inclusion of informational articles from experts on diabetes and nutrition. This was a feature I have not seen before with a cookbook app.
Something else I was impressed with was that iCookbook Diabetic is AirPrint compatible. Users can also share recipes via Facebook or e-mail.
While I’ve been incredibly impressed by this app, I’ve noticed some technical issues with the app’s operation. First of all, while the app is optimized for iPhone 5/5S/5C’s screen size, the app stretches all the way to the top of the screen and covers the status bar. This makes it difficult to 1) read the time, signal strength and battery life of your iPhone and, 2) it seems to make it harder for the buttons to register when a user taps them. I also noticed that when you are reading a recipe, a lot of the information is cut off from the screen unless you switch to ‘prepare’ mode. It would be great to be able to scroll through the instructions without having to start preparing. One other issue I ran into was that it didn’t always seem responsive to my touch selections.
Despite the issues I’ve had, I do recommend iCookbook Diabetic for any user. It’s a great resource for people who want to begin living a healthy lifestyle or keep their diabetic condition in check.