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June 25, 2011 8:28 AM
several friends of mine have been able to scanner their food into their daily log with this app, but with my iphone for some reason it does not pop up. i have the barcode scanner app on my phone. whats up with that? it seems to make entering food into my log a lot easier if my app would let me :( help? what do i need to do?
June 25, 2011 8:31 AM
I have an android..... maybe its just for the OS.
June 25, 2011 8:35 AM
I believe that's just an Android thing. iPhones, to the best of my knowledge, don't have scanners.
June 25, 2011 8:36 AM
By what you said, it sounds like you're trying to use a different bar code scanner -- not the one built into MFP. Its on the screen where you type in the food you want to log. Next to the search button. On the Andriod is blue and looks like a # sign.
June 25, 2011 8:42 AM

I believe that's just an Android thing. iPhones, to the best of my knowledge, don't have scanners.

iPhones do scanning the same way that Android phones do (from a hardware perspective). The guys at MFP have for some reason decided to not put that feature into the iPhone version of the App, but they did put it in the Android version.

My guess is probably the cost of a software library to get the barcode was cheap or free for Android, and very expensive for iPhone. As much as I am grateful for this free service that Mike and Al give me, it can be frustrating not to know what they are currently working on, and why certain frequently asked for features are not in, or what they plan to do to get them in. Really, Mike and Al don't seem to participate much anymore, and it has been a long time since we got any features, so this feels a little abandoned, but I hope it's not. I love this application, and would like to see if continue to grow.

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