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Want to be in a national magazine?

UPDATE:  Thanks everyone, we've received enough volunteers.  If you missed out or aren't selected, please don't be disappointed. We hope there will be more opportunities like this in the future!


A national magazine recently contacted us looking for a MyFitnessPal user to do a very short blurb on in an upcoming article.  They are looking for someone who meets the following criteria:

  • Female
  • U.S. resident
  • Age 20-49
  • Lost between 20-40 pounds using MyFitnessPal

Your name would be included in the article along with a headshot. 

If you're interested in being included in the article, please send me a short message on MyFitnessPal with a bit of your story on how MyFitnessPal has helped you reach your goals.  You can send me a message by clicking on the link below: 

Thanks in advance everyone for volunteering!  Hope you are all enjoying the site.

Mike & Al


Bug fix updates available for Android and Blackberry

Just a quick note that we've just released two minor updates for our Android and Blackberry apps.  These are both bug fix releases - these releases do not include any additional functionality, but a number of crashes have been addressed.  We've also added some logging that we hope will help us diagnose the remamining crashes that have been occurring.

A few of the bug fix highlights:

  • Fixed: Android users with certain custom ROMs could not accept the license agreement
  • Fixed: Blackberry Pearl users could not use keyboard properly in some areas of the app
  • Fixed: Creating foods in Blackberry app without a space in the serving size (i.e. "140g") would cause a crash
There are a variety of other minor issues and crashes that have been corrected as well in both apps.  As always, we are continuing to try to improve the stability of all the apps, and we'll do our best to ensure that the apps provide a crash-free experience.
We are also working on major functionality upgrades for all of the apps, so more is on the way! In the meantime, we hope these bug fixes are helpful.
Thanks, and hope you are all enjoying the site and the apps.
Mike & Al 


Do you intentionally create duplicate foods? If so, why?

One of the issues that we're working on right now is cleaning up the food database, and in particular, reducing the number of duplicate entries.  Our first step is to try to reduce the number of duplicates that are being created in the first place.  

To help us in that effort, we wanted to ask all of you if you are intentionally creating duplicates, and if so, why?  We're trying to understand all of the reasons why people are creating dups, because we know that there are many valid reasons why you might create a duplicate food.  Here are some of our current theories:

  • You didn't search for the item before trying to enter it in the database

  • You searched for the item, but due to deficiencies in our search engine (i.e. it doesn't always catch misspellings, etc.), you didn't find it 

  • You found a matching item, but it didn't have the serving size you needed

  • You found a matching item, but the nutritional contents didn't match.  You didn't edit the item because you thought the nutritional item might be accurate but for a different country or region

  • You found a matching item, but the nutritional contents didn't match. You didn't know how to edit it, so you created a duplicate
Are there any other reasons why any of you are intentionally creating duplicate items?  If so, please let us know. Our goal is to try to improve the site so that you don't have to create a duplicate item to solve these problems.  For example, we're trying to figure out how to allow people to add additional serving sizes to existing items.
Let us know in the comments below, or in this forum topic:
If you prefer, you can also send me a private message with your feedback.
Thanks for your feedback! With your help, we hope to make the food database and MFP even better.
Hope you are all enjoying the site. 
Mike & Al 


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