Total Keto Diet - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

No, this is the first app our company developed. However, the team has developed many apps before.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

There were 2 major hurdles. The first was identifying a good food database company who had more data for foods. Most food databases have full nutrition data but are missing allergens, diets and non-US branded food products. We spent a lot of time testing and working with a few companies to find the best match. The second was building a fully dynamic and modular recipe system where the recipes we enter are completely customizable on the front-end by our users. For example, when a user makes a recipe but changes something in the recipe, (e.g. how much cream they used or if they added other ingredients like butter and garlic) it’s important for them to be able to make that adjust within the recipe when they are adding it as a food entry. Then our app automatically recalculates the nutrition to maintain complete accuracy. This was also a critical feature for our upcoming customized meal planning system where users will be able to customize their preferences based on allergens, diet-type, caloric needs, and the meal planner will adjust accordingly.

Rami Abramov is the co-founder of Tasteaholics, a low carb lifestyle company which focuses on providing free low carb articles and recipes to all its users. Rami and his partners also founded So Nourished, a low carb product company that is focused on creating quality low carb food and snacks to make low carb dieting easier and more accessible.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Slack has been critical to our team’s communication throughout the whole development phase. They’re great with access levels, group chat, upload management, chat search and just about anything else we’ve ever needed.

How long have you been working on this app?

The app was started in mid-2017. We rebuilt it from the ground up August of 2018 with fully modular recipes, a complete redesign, and other great features.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Our top priority was to provide low carb dieters with an app which truly cares about their needs. We focused on providing accurate net carb data (subtracting fiber and sugar alcohols from total carbs) and a huge quantity of low carb recipes created by our in-house recipe developers.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

I think our best features are our recipes, our net carb calculations, and the fact that our app is completely free for all users. There’s truly no hidden catch or fee. In terms of innovation, we are building out a completely customizable and personalized meal planning system for our users. We know it’s going to be a game-changer.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

We are currently completing development on a fully personalized and customizable meal planning system which should be live by the end of May. We will be building out a web version next and after adding an online community where all our users across iOS, Android and web can meet, help each other, share recipes and info and much more.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Our biggest goal is to grow the low carb community. That’s why we started Tasteaholics.com, So Nourished (our low carb product company) and the Total Keto Diet app. Every share we receive helps us get closer to our goal. We believe the keto and low carb diet can help millions of people become healthier, lose weight and lead a better lifestyle overall.

Total Keto Diet

About App: Total Keto Diet is brought to you by Tasteaholics.com, a leading keto diet & low carb recipe resource, with the goal to make your keto diet easier and more achievable. With the Total Keto Diet app, you can track your meals and water intake, enjoy hundreds of low carb recipes, create shopping lists, learn about the keto diet and more. The Total Keto Diet app has over 1.5 million downloads and is a leader in the low carb community. The nutritional landscape is changing. The keto diet (low carb diet) is now one of the most popular diets in the world and a nutritional revolution is beginning. We are starting to realize the detrimental effects of our relationship with excess sugar & carbs. The keto diet focuses on low carb recipes to keep your blood sugar stable, helping your body regain insulin sensitivity and keeping your mood & energy levels stable. The Total Keto Diet app helps you start your diet and guides you through it to make it easier and more enjoyable. What are you waiting for? Download the app and start your keto diet today!

Categories: Food & Drink

Date: May 21, 2019

Developer: Rami Abramov

About developer: Rami Abramov is the co-founder of Tasteaholics, a low carb lifestyle company ... Read more

Website: https://www.totalketodiet.com/

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