Obesity is becoming a serious health issue due to the growing number of
obese people in many countries. iFood, a mobile application to help
individuals manage daily calorie consumption is presented and ways of
optimizing the daily calorie needed is achieved by offering information
of each food and suggestions on food and physical activities that can be
carried out to balance the amount of calorie intake. The application is
developed based on the Rational Unified Process Model (RUP) system
development methodology which comprises of four stages including
inception, elaboration, construction and transition. We present the
design, implementation and evaluation of iFood for Android smartphones
and demonstrate its feasibility in monitoring daily calorie intake. The
application analyzes emphasizing on its accessibility and acceptance
test. The results show that participants are satisfied with the features
provided by the application. They agreed that the application helps
them to monitor their food intakes and hence to lose weight.
This study investigates on obesity in Malaysia and it proposes mobile
food application which is useful for people to monitor their food
intakes. Furthermore, features of this application will be explained in
Obesity, Calorie, Mobile application, Health monitoring, Android.
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This study received no specific financial support.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.