Monday, 22 June 2015

Thank you for supporting our research by purchasing the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet SmartPhone app

By Dr Jaci Barrett (Dietitian, Lecturer)


By purchasing our Monash University Low FODMAP Diet app, you have made a positive difference. Did you know that you have:
  1. Contributed to our ongoing program of FODMAP food analysis that sees new foods added to the app regularly and;
  2. Supported our extensive research program aimed at improving treatment and outcomes for people with irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis and more. 
A dedicated team of gastroenterologists, dietitians, research scientists, laboratory technicians, nurses, research chefs and students undertakes this research.

Research and FODMAP food analysis are core aspects of our department’s program. Monash has invested heavily over the past 10 years to undertake this research and to build an extensive database summarising the FODMAP content of hundreds of different food items. Each food listed in our app has been tested by our team to determine its FODMAP content.

So, thank you for purchasing the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet app and for enabling Monash researchers to continue their work that aims to improve gastrointestinal disorder treatment and outcomes for people just like you.

Also, please keep a look out for our major app update that will occur in the coming months. This update will see over 100 new foods added to the app, along with a large number of USA-specific foods. The addition of USA-specific foods would not have been possible without the generous support of our friends, US-based dietitans, Kate Scarlata and Patsy Catsos

[Update 08/20: Android 1.3 version update is available NOW! Apple users, thank you for your patience, we're working on it!]



18 comments:

  1. Unfortunately the application is quite exclusive as it is only for Android and iPhone users. Others are left with practically no reliable information at all. I would love to purchase the application if there was a Windows phone version or some sort of an online service, for instance.

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    1. Hi Sokerivesi,
      Appreciate your suggestion. We do understand there is a need but unfort, presently we do not have plans to develop a windows version of the app.
      The next best alternative we can offer is the purchase of our hard copy booklet: http://bit.ly/1yFzqxg

      Kindly, Emily

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    2. Thank you for the reply. Currently that seems to be the only option as even doctors are quite unfamiliar with the syndrome. Again, the problem with the hard copy is that it is already outdated as you are planning a big update. Will there be an updated version of the booklet then?

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    3. Hi Sokerivesi,
      The booklet was most recently updated in January 2015 with many more foods, many that will be soon included in the app. It will be updated next at the start of next year. We hope it does help.

      Kindly, Phip

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    4. Why isn't the app up to date? I have purchased it for my iPhone but some things are not on it, yet they have been tested. For example, corn tortillas are green per this blog. Yet they are not on the app.

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  2. I am a Danish citizen who has been suffering from IBS for many years. I heard about the Low FODMAP Diet in 2013 through a Danish Dietitian but I have not been introduced to the diet until June this year (I have not started the diet yet). I am interested in your Low FODMAP diet app but so far it is only released in English and so I presume that it does not contain any Danish food. So I would like to know whether you are planning to translate your app into Danish?

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    1. Hi SusMLamprecht,
      Yes, there is only an English version. Generally speaking, common foods like typical fruits/vegetables/condiments you should find useful. However, for Danish common staples, it is limited. This year we have tested a lot more international foods, including a few Danish foods too! However, I cannot specify when the results can be released into the app yet.
      If you do purchase the app, you will receive all updates with new foods added, without any other additional payments.

      Re: Translating our app into Danish, we would love to do that in the future, but unfort not yet at that stage.

      All the best on the low FOMDMAP diet.

      Kindly,
      Emily

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  3. Awesome. Thank you all for your hard work, and the app that has made my struggle so much easier.

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    1. Hi Onescrappychick,
      Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know.
      Glad to hear its been very helpful to you!

      Kindly,
      Emily

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  4. Hi there,
    I have recently bought your booklet and also the app for my Android phone. Am I able to access all the information that is on the app via my laptop? I would like to be able to view it on a large screen as well as be able to print recipes and shopping lists.

    Cheers,
    Pip

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    1. Hi again,
      Sorry didn't see this earlier comment first.
      The app is only compatible to the android smart phone, but we have been told by past users that it may work on certain android tablets - I would, however, expect that certain functions may not work as well.

      We do have a printing option for our recipes. if you scroll down to the near bottom & you should see the "Print recipe" icon. You do however need to connect your phone to a printer via wifi.

      Will definitely relay your suggestions to our programmers, re: printing out the shopping list & also on the need to be able to display the recipes/shopping lost on a larger screen. We hear you on that.

      Kindly, Emily

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    2. No problems Philippa.
      Apologies we couldn't be much more help.

      Kindly, Emily

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  5. Can I access the diet on my laptop if I have purchased the app?

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    1. Hi Philippa,
      Thank you for purchasing our app! We hope you have found it helpful.
      Unfortunately, our app is not compatible to be used on a laptop or PC & at this point, we are not looking at developing a version for these devices.
      But if you do have an ipad, then the app can be downloaded on both your iphone & ipad!

      Kindly, Emily

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  6. I wish it weren't so expensive! I'm on a very tight budget, and going low-FODMAP is expensive enough as it is just to buy food I can eat and still maintain some semblance of a normal diet. I will have to do without for now!

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  7. Hi
    I see these posts are from 2015. I just purchased the Android app but would really prefer to have it on my Windows lap top as it's much easier for me to navigate and read. After 2 years have you reconsidered bringing out a Windows app? cheers

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    1. Hi Eugenie,

      Currently we have no plans to develop a version of the app for laptops and computers. We appreciate your feedback and will take this on board for future developments

      All the best,
      Monash FODMAP.

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