myfoodphone: phoneblogging your diet for free

Posted on August 13, 2007


crayfishNow this is interesting to those of us with cellcams and a habit of photographing our food. Sprint, the phone company, has come up with MyFoodPhone, a service where you essentially photoblog your meals from your phone and a nutritional advisor checks them out once every two weeks and gives you feedback on your choices. Once you’ve registered for an account, just take the picture, choose the Send option, and you’re done.

It works with all major carriers in the US and Canada (in beta in the UK), even non-Sprint services. It’s free to register and use, but if you want the advisor’s reports, that costs $9.99 per month, so $5 per evaluation, essentially. With a free account you can still upload pictures, interact with your MyFoodPhone buddies, and view and contribute to the forums.

Phonecams are addictive, and I’d consider joining this if I ate out more often (believe me, you do NOT want to see my desktop as a backdrop to food), but for the paid account I’d want to see some minimum standards on the nutritional advisors; nutritionists would, of course, be ideal. Still, if what you’re looking for is the support of a community and you’re a person of few words, this might be just the thing for you.

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