Any chance or plan for an API to track foods?

Is there any chance or plan for you guys to make a public API? Even a simple, "Log 20g xyz food" would be awesome.

I've cobbled together some custom code with IFTTT and Google Assistant to make logging foods via voice possible. I'm currently just using a basic food tracker that I made to put everything together, but I'd love to be able to tap into cronometer to track my foods. Would definitely pay for access to this as well.

Thank you!

Answers

  • Hi Matte,

    We don't have publicly available API at this time, but we will consider it for the future.
    Thanks for the suggestion!

    Best,

    Karen Stark
    cronometer.com
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  • I would also like an API, or at the very least a data export option.

  • Hi jvatic,

    You have access to all of your data in Cronometer. Log in to your account on our website and navigate to the Profile tab. In the Account Information section, click on the gear icon and choose Export Data. You can choose a date range and download your foods and nutrient information, exercises, biometrics and notes that you have entered.

    Best,

    Karen Stark
    cronometer.com
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  • Thanks Karen! I was looking for that the other day but it's a bit hidden.

  • @Karen_Cronometer I'm looking over my exported servings data and even though I entered everything in by weight the amount column is all over the place in terms of units. Is there any way another column could be added to the export to have the number of grams of each entry?

  • Hi Jvatic,

    It may depend on the source of the nutrition data how it will be represented when you export your data, as part our of data licensing agreements. Rest assured the amounts will be equivalent to what you have entered into your diary, even if the serving unit is not the same.

    Best,

    Karen Stark
    cronometer.com
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  • @Karen_Cronometer I see. So basically I need to keep a list of everything with a calories to grams ratio so I can calculate that column (everything seems to have calories).

  • edited November 2018

    Hi jvatic,

    You could manually enter the gram value into the spreadsheet from your diary rather than performing the calculation to have the gram amount for each food in place of the equivalent serving size.

    Best,

    Karen Stark
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • @Karen_Cronometer I could, but that sounds like a lot more work than calculating calories per gram based on my diary once per item (which repeat quite a bit) then applying it as a formula.

  • I vote for an API as well. I have developed a few Alexa apps and think it would be cool if I could tell Alexa what my weight was and have it update my daily biometric. Yeah I know that you connect to a brand of scale (or two) but being able to ask Alexa for "Suggested Foods", "What is my calorie count today", etc. would be pretty neat.

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