Different Apps Equal Different Results
Welcome to the inaugural "episode" of Q&A Thursday! The idea here is to take a day each week and answer your questions. These will typically be videos but this week I ran into a technical glitch. As they say, "the show must go on!"
This week's question come from Diane.
She was recently in the grocery store using the Fooducate app to search for good food choices. She ran into a lady who was using the Weight Watchers app to make her food selection for the week. They went around the store, scanning different items and getting very different results on their respective apps.
The simple answer here is that we're comparing apples to oranges. These two apps have different purposes.
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* These are the criteria that this app uses when assigning a letter grade (A-F) to each food item.
When using an app, it's important to know it's function. If you're looking for guidance on quality of food, then Fooducate would clearly be a better option then Weight Watchers. However, if you're on the Weight Watchers program, Fooducate won't give you any guidance on their point system, so you'll need to use their app.
Again, it's all about what you're using the app for…does it serve your needs?
Thanks Diane for the question!
What health/wellness apps do you like? Share your favorites in the comment section below. Let's see what hidden gems we can find.