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Last updated September 19, 2019

iPhone Food Scale

Nutrition data for every meal, using your pressure sensitive smartphone and the Gourmetmeasure Scale. Eat Smart.

iPhone Food Scale

Nutrition data for every meal, using your pressure sensitive smartphone and the Gourmetmeasure Scale. Eat Smart.

$357
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 19 2019 1:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 19, 2019

About

Get nutrition information about the foods you eat using your pressure sensitive smartphone and our patent pending Gourmetmeasure scale. 

Nutrition data is immediately added to your dietary record and you are provided with daily, weekly, and/or monthly reports about your eating habits. No more relying on nutrition labels.















Natural Foods - Our patent pending Gourmetmeasure scale is the first of a kind. Digitally track natural foods with unparalleled accuracy.

Packaged Foods - Other apps currently track packaged foods by scanning labels. This is where their technology ends and ours begins. Gourmetmiles is the first to track foods from all sources.

Restaurant Foods (Partner Locations) - Gourmetmiles tracks restaurant food by scanning receipts at partner restaurants. We do this by digitizing their menus. This also allows us to warn food allergy, religious, gluten free, etc. diners of foods they cannot eat. We're an early stage startup but our list of partner restaurants will grow. 











Monitor exact calories, carbs, cholesterol, sugars, etc.  Critical for consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic dietary diseases.




The Gourmetmiles Diet Monitoring App accesses nutrition data for over 247,000 foods from the USDA’s FoodData Central database API. This new database was created by the USDA to meet the escalating need for transparent nutrition information and to facilitate the growth of health tech developers (like us). Great timing Gourmetmiles!

Click to learn more about USDA FoodData Central.









Press "TARE" when using bowls, plates, etc. to ensure only the weight of food is calculated.





Quick and easy disassembly. Perfect for travel, work, and anywhere there's food! Hardshell cell phone travel cases available soon for order at www.gourmetmiles.com







Test your iPhone's weighing capability at this website: http://www.touchscale.co/ 

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Risks and challenges

To better understand our risks and challenges, we'd like to provide some background.

Gourmetmiles began in 2016 as a restaurant loyalty app. Used by over 3000 customers in small restaurants in Florida (US), Birmingham (UK), Nottingham (UK), Newcastle (UK), and Malta, it worked by displaying cash amounts earned on restaurant receipts. For example, if a customer spent $30 at a restaurant the receipt would display, "You've Earned $3 in Gourmetmiles, Scan Below!" Gourmetmiles credit (miles) could then be used same as cash at the restaurants they were earned.

While customers enjoyed this mildly successful app, it wasn't until later that we discovered we had something bigger. Gourmetmiles didn't only track amount spent, but also what foods were ordered.

We reached out to partner restaurants to discuss collecting detailed nutrition information for their menu items. This data would be provided to customers in addition to loyalty incentives. The idea was well received by partner restaurants, but was costly and needed work.

With limited resources for loyalty app upgrades, we made the tough decision to pull Gourmetmiles from the app store to begin building a diet monitoring platform. During the process we discovered other apps that tracked packaged foods (MyFitnessPal, FatSecret, etc.). Many of these apps also tracked natural foods through a one-size-fits-all approach. This means every apple has the same calories, sugars, etc. regardless of size and weight.

We believed we could fix this and become the first platform to accurately track all three food sources. With restaurant and packaged food tracking figured out, natural food tracking was the final challenge.

Summer 2018 while tinkering with a new iPhone X, I noticed different prompts were displayed based on pressure applied to the touchscreen. The idea for an iPhone food scale was born.

Fast forward to now; what are our risks and challenges?

The magnitude of being the first platform to accurately monitor complete diet using only a smartphone and a portable scale, we knew there'd be risks and challenges. I'll list them below and address how we will overcome each.

Partnerships:

As with any new idea/company, it takes demand and growth to become significant enough to create partnerships with larger companies. Gourmetmiles would benefit from partnerships not only with restaurants, but also with health and wellness apps/companies. For example, a partnership with Fitbit would allow Gourmetmiles to not only monitor what you consume, but also what you burn. Providing you with food intake as well as food burn analysis. An integration partnership with 23andMe would allow Gourmetmiles to not only warn of restaurant foods you're allergic to, but also what menu items your body needs less or more of based on your specific DNA.

We'll overcome this challenge by campaigns similar to this one. Educating people of the importance of accurate diet monitoring and how Gourmetmiles achieves it will be crucial to growth as well as gaining the partnerships that take our technology even further.

Technology:

As mentioned above, how close our technology comes to reaching full potential is a risk. What does this mean? While we do have a funding goal for our Kickstarter campaign, that goal will only enable us to develop an app (& scales) that track diet from natural, packaged, and restaurant (partner locations) foods. But we have even bigger things in mind.

Every Kickstarter sale over our $35k goal helps improve the Gourmetmiles app to perform more advanced diet analysis functions. For example, we want to bring dietitians, nutritionists, and medical doctors onboard to help develop algorithms based on factors of age, weight, race, gender, etc. This will allow us to provide better dietary analysis based on your personal health status.

We will overcome this risk similar to our partnerships challenge. By educating on the importance of accurate diet monitoring. With campaigns like this one and a little social media marketing, we believe Gourmetmiles and the Gourmetmeasure scale will change how we eat.

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    Thank You!

    You love Gourmetmeasure and how it helps the world eat smarter. Show your support by making a small pledge. A big thank you to those who have supported us thus far! You are responsible for bringing an idea to life that helps millions eat safer & smarter.

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    Super Early Bird Gourmetmeasure

    BACK NOW FOR THE LOWEST PRICE. Our earliest backers receive one (1) Gourmetmeasure iPhone Scale for 52% off retail and 2 years Gourmetmiles Diet Monitoring App subscription. A total value of $249.99!

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    Limited Early Bird Gourmetmeasure

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    Health Team x10

    For you and your gym mates! Back this reward and get ten (10) Gourmetmeasure iPhone Scales for 40% off retail.

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    For the entire office. A healthy team is a happy team. Back this reward and get fifty (50) Gourmetmeasure iPhone Scales for 40% off retail.

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