Points – My First Android App

Update: Here’s the link to the new Android Market: Points!

So I finally finished my first Android app.  It’s called Points and it’s in the Market now!

This is a simple app and yes, there are others very similar to it already in the Market, but I wanted to make this more as a practice for me than anything else.  So with this app you can enter the calories, grams of fat, and grams of dietary fiber for the food you eat and calculate the points value according to the most recent Weight Watchers Points calculations.

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The function that sets my app apart from the other options in the Market is the fact that you can then add those points to a daily total.  This way, you don’t have to try and remember how you’re doing for the day.

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There will be some free updates coming, so please try out the app and send any questions/comments/suggestions my way!  Leave Comments below for quickest response, thanks!

EDIT: you can use the barcode scanner app and download it directly to your phone.  Just open up Barcode Scanner scan this:

and click “open with browser”.  It’ll take you to Points in the Market.

16 thoughts on “Points – My First Android App

  1. I am glad to see an app for points on droids. I have only had mine a short time…willThanks for doing the work it must have taken it be in the market on my HTC Hero phone?

    Peace and Grace

  2. Hi. Is it possible to add a fixed number of points onto the daily total if you don’t know the breakdown of calories, fat and fibre. For example, I followed a weight watchers recipe which is 2.5 points but I don’t know the breakdown. Can I add it onto my daily total? If so, how? Thanks

  3. @Becky We’re working on an update that will do just that! When it’s out I’ll let you know!

  4. Found this while searching for an ap for WW. I am in the Netherlands and the points are calculated differently here, based on Fat, Protein, Carbs and Fiber. Would you consider writing an NL version for those of us over here? If you wanted someone who could get you the info, I’d be happy to help!

    Pls email me if you are interested! :)

  5. If you need to add points just remember 50 calories =1pt.
    to add 5 points add 250 calories.

    should be the same.

  6. Jerry, that’s an awesome work around while I’m working on an update! Thanks for sending that in! Just be sure to put ’0′ for the other 2 values

  7. Sure, I’d definitely be interested in making a NL version! This month is swamped for me, but I’ll let you know when I can get it going!

  8. I sent you an email. Sorry you are having a hard time finding the app! It’s in the Market, many people in the US have bought it. What device are you using? Hope I can help!

  9. Am going to be getting an android phone from verizon wireless and was wondering if your weight watchers app works on all droid phones that verizon offers.

  10. Yep! My test device is a droid and I’ve confirmed it works on the Eris as well. I have not tried the Incredible yet, but there is no reason why it wouldn’t work on it as well. Enjoy! and if you have any suggestions for improvement, let me know!

  11. Hi, want to purchase the weight watchers calculator. Only payment option I see is a credit card. I prefer to pay via paypal. Is this an option? Is the 99cents for the app a one-time fee or is it a subscription (made this mistake before). Thanks!!

  12. I emailed you just now, but currently, I am only selling the app through the Android Market and I think it requires a credit or debit card. The 99 cent price is a one-time fee and when I publish upgrades they will be free. I’m looking into selling the app on this website as well, but for now, it’s only available through the market. Hope you enjoy the app!

  13. Any chance of upgrading this to the Nov 29, 2010 version of points? They now do not use calories. Thx!

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