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BECKYLUVSGECKOS
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10/13/12 2:54 P

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Thank you Spark People! I've been waiting for this feature! :D


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DEEDUM
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10/12/12 7:52 A

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I tried the scanner yesterday and I like it! Maybe this is just the thing to help me get back on track.

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10/9/12 8:51 A

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A lot of things do not scan yet. Very popular, basic things like Cheerios has worked for me tho. However, you can link a barcode to a favorite if you press and hold down on that favorite on your phone. You still have to initially enter the nutrition info, but I'm assuming that if enough people do this, it will eventually build up their database so other people will be able to just scan that food and it will pop up. Even though it is still new, I am excited about this feature. I went around my kitchen just trying everything for fun! I'm a nutrition nerd, I know. emoticon


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10/8/12 7:00 A

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I've scanned about 6 different items and none were recognized ( Oatbran, Almond Milk, Protein Bars, etc) I'll watch for any updates or more info on it - it will be a great feature when it's up and going good.




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It didn't register anything I scanned yesterday.

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KATTEE817
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10/5/12 9:42 A

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Scanned 6 items for breakfast & snacks today: Oscar Mayer center cut bacon, Eggland's Best eggs, Santa Fe Tortillas, Chobani yogurt, Del Monte peaches and a generic shredded cheese. Only the eggs & peaches were recognized. My Fitness Pal recognized all items.

I am glad SP listened to it's members and updated the app, but much improvement is needed. I am hopeful for future improvements. Keep plugging away and thanks for your efforts!

Edited by: KATTEE817 at: 10/5/2012 (09:43)
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10/4/12 10:52 P

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It did the same thing for me when I scanned some stuff.

"Sweat is fat leaving the body"


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10/4/12 10:11 P

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I updated and tried it. Not working properly . I scanned a bottle of water and everything that Walmart sells that is great value came ip. Now I still haven't tried it on other items so I can't say for sure .

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BEAUTIFUL8186
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10/4/12 6:41 P

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For real? Can't wait til it works

Edited by: BEAUTIFUL8186 at: 10/4/2012 (18:47)


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10/4/12 5:27 P

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The update just came out with barcode scanning. Can't wait to try it.

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BUTTERFLYBLUE67
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9/30/12 11:37 A

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Would love the barcode scanning feature also.

Sonia-Eastern time zone- South Carolina

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP
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9/26/12 12:07 A

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We are beta testing it now.

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9/25/12 2:17 P

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Omg, seriously....get a barcode scanner already!!!!



BEAUTIFUL8186
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9/25/12 11:33 A

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any update on this because still using myfitnesspal for food tracking its a pain in my butt to use sparkpeoples food tracking because of lack of!



MYTYME2DANCE
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2/14/12 10:24 P

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Oh my word yes PAHLEASE give us iphone users a barcode scanner!!!

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LAURAM71
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1/19/12 8:17 A

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Yes I wanna barcode scanner!!!! My gf has a different phone, not sure if it is an Android or what but she has a scanner feature on her SP app!!!! I was bummed! I track my hubby's calories on a different site and they have a scanner and it's so much easier then typing in new foods all the time!!! Please please we need one for iPhone!!!!! :)


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HALEYMONSTER711
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1/17/12 2:47 A

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Please please add the barcode feature. I would use it daily for sure.



SISTERMOM4
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1/16/12 8:18 A

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Sp does have pedometer tracking at least



ALLEY2300
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12/3/11 4:13 A

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I would also love a barcode scanner. It would make things move along much faster when it is something new.


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CRUZIN2LOSE
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11/30/11 2:17 P

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Barcode scanner and a pedometer would make SP so much more comprehensive and in line with other fitness and healthy lifestyle apps. I try to use all three, but just drive myself crazy and don't follow through instead. Please add these features!

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TYRNEATHEM
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11/26/11 10:17 A

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Would love to see this feature. I used it all the time with MyFitnessPal and now it's frustrating when I use the SP app and can't scan... I've considered switching back many times.

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SISTERMOM4
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10/2/11 10:25 A

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I want this feature, too. My patients are interested in sparkpeople, but the ones that have already started using myfitnesspal won't switch because of the lack of this feature.



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10/1/11 9:55 A

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I just wanted to throw in my support of getting the barcode scanner added to SparkPeople.


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CLASSY76
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Try Sparkmailing Tom29lk with your question. He is the developer that posts here frequently. He usually very good about responding. If you find anything out either way, let us know.

Becky

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SKINNYFORMINNIE
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Actually, all I would like to know from a member of the staff if this feature is planned to be implemented for this great site. If it's not, that is fine, I know this is all free, so no room to complain. I just don't want to look forward to something that won't come. Feedback from the staff please? Thanks! emoticon



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I couldn't agree more with CHRISMAIN. I hope this functionality is added soon. I too use MFP for food tracking because it is so easy with the scanner, but I would SO much rather solely use the SP app.

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GIRLFLIPFLOP
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9/22/11 9:01 A

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I still will continue to use myfitnesspal.com app because it has the barcode scanning. There are 3500 people in this group alone and they still haven't added barcode scanning?? Also the app came out in 2009 and they haven't made that improvement?? Once you use the barcode scanning, you can't go back to an app that doesn't have it!!



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Thank you SuseeQ3! I just downloaded it on my iPhone. It has 4 1/2 stars out of 5 with 370 reviews, so that's pretty good.

It can scan the bar codes. It returns 3 tabs "product" info about the product, "Alternatives" several other choices, and "Compare" where you can read the bar code of a 2nd product and get a detailed comparison between the 2 products.

You can Share, Like, Don't Like, and add comments by product.

I'm gonna like this!

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9/3/11 10:12 A

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Good Morning Ladies,.........

I'm thinking that most of you are talking about Iphones, but I have an Ipad and am pretty sure that most of the apps are the same,......Most,.....anyway, I haven't scrolled down to read all the other posts,.....no time,.........but I have a =n app that is great for not only giving you points, ,.(WW, even though they don't claim that, they are figured on Carb, Protien, fat and fiber),......but they 'grade' A,B, B+, etc,.....the foods, and Why they grade them that way,..you just type, (Or scan in the case of an Iphone) the product, and boom, you have it's info, plus it's comparable products, and 'better' choices in the same ...it really brought home to me that there are aquite a difference in the different flavors of chobani,.some are 4 points.some are 3 and I think the plain is 2,.........anyway, the app is called FOODUCATE......my DIL has it on her phone, and she loves it,...........needless to say, I'm not going to go around the supermarket poking letters into my Ipad, but with the phone it would be great to know,....I know there are things that my DH has brought home that I h ave been horrified after I ate themn,......haha, duh, should have checked BEFORE I hate them,...........hellooo,...anyway, for those of you who don't have it, it's FOODUCATE,..and it's great,.and if you all already know about this one,..........I'm sorry for rambling on about something you already know about,.......Have a great day!

SQ in Pure Michigan


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That would be great!! I thought this post would tell me that I have it and how to use it too...I'm sure it won't be longemoticon

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8/22/11 3:58 A

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This would be quite a handy tool!



CLAIRE_LEFT_SP
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8/17/11 6:28 P

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It's always supply and demand! I'll bet they can tell how many people are accessing the site from smartphones. Right now, about 25% of the population has smart phones - a much smaller segment would be using SparkPeople apps.

I would imagine that there are other software projects much higher on the priority list. Just guessing..

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My weight management doctor who also runs a private weight management firm which has their own site is looking to develop a site similar to Fat Secret, Spark People and My Fitness Pal. He told me that all of these sites are designed by the people who run Fat Secret. If that is true and both Fat Secret and My Fitness Pal have bar code scanners, I would think it would be fairly easy to develop a bar code scanner for the Spark People app too.

Becky

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8/11/11 11:16 A

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rats! I thought I was going to find how to use a bar code scanner for my SP tracker here! that's a great suggestion

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That sounds great. I think the more I can link my shopping to my kitchen the better.


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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP
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What a great feature! I want that, too!

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Hi there. I am currently tracking on myfitnesspal because they have a hande barcode scanner. You just scan the barcode and you pick the number of servings. All the NI downloads into your diary.
If Sparkpeople had this i would get rid of myfitnesspal.



 
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