Friday, April 29, 2011

Amazon's Free App of the Day - Fast Food Calorie Counter

written by: Nick Kosmides

Fast Food Calorie Counter is free today on the Amazon Appstore for Android. But does it actually count calories and help you in any way stay away from Fast Food places.  The answer is no!

Its interesting to see what people will make out of nothing and ask for money.  This app has 75 restaurants, sounds like a lot but its missing a few important ones, no Red Robin.  Once you get past the nice looking title screen and the nice looking restaurant image gallery is shown.  Just tap on the logo of the restaurant you visit most or are about to eat at to view calorie information.  Because that's about as far as it goes.  After picking the restaurant is a simple list view copy of the calorie information you can find on the restaurants website.  If you tap an item is shows a bar graph view of Calories, Fat, Cars, Fiber and Protein.

There is no way to combine items, inventory an order or save content.  No way to create a list of favorites or suggestions for alternative meals.  Nothing you might THINK a calorie COUNTER would actually do.

The reviews are in and its not looking so hot, but if you want to get the calorie INFORMATION all in one app without visiting the restaurant website and probably getting more information, do it today while this hunk of junk is free.

Fast Food Calorie Counter - $1.99 FREE