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Top iPhone apps for finding the nearest gluten-free restaurants or bakeries are great for celiac disease or food allergy diets, on iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
Even More Gluten-Free Gadget Apps!
Yesterday, we reviewed the first five of our list,the 10 Best iPhone Apps for Celiac Disease. And now, here are five more outstanding iTunes apps for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, finishing off our top ten list of iPhone apps for gluten-free products, and recipes for people with food allergies.
Over 250 restaurants and 60,000 menu items fill this database for anybody trying to lose weight, avoid food allergens, follow a gluten-free diet, or just for people who want to choose healthy, nutritious food items while eating out. This restaurant app is compatible with Google maps and Facebook. Restaurant Nutrition, iTunes, Foundation HealthCare Network, Free
For iPhone, iPad, and iPod, the Gluten Free Registry has an all-inclusive list of gluten-free restaurants, vacation resorts, bakeries, grocery stores, caterers, and coffee houses, including over 23,300 establishments in and outside the US. Map out gluten-free desserts, and post your review. Preview menus from over 12,300 eateries. Gluten Free Registry, iTunes, Gluten Free Registry LLC, $1.99
Whether you suffer from gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, you’ll appreciate this list of gluten-free foods that lets you automatically search for gluten-free pizza or gluten-free breads on Amazon and Google without having to type “gluten free” in the search field repetitively. Gluten FreeIngredients, iTunes, Nations Software, $0.99
Enjoy taste testing over 1,000 by Eden Foods, the leading manufacturer of healthy, organic natural foods. Cruise through this iPhone app for allergen-free recipe ideas, organized by cuisine, course, specific diet, or key ingredients. Eden Recipes, iTunes, Eden Foods, Free
If you’re trying to control food triggers, but you don’t like constantly having to log in details like dates, times, or amounts, then this is the only food diary you’ll ever need! Easily find out which foods you are allergic to by checking off only two categories- food and symptom, unless you want to add other important details, such as the time of day, food name, or date. Nothing could be simpler. Food Allergy Detective, iTunes, Evil Timmy, $2.99
Let’s face it- celiac disease diets don’t lend themselves to spontaneous eating. If you’re trying to cut out gluten, nuts, dairy, or any other allergens from your diet, then you need to read food product ingredient lists carefully while shopping for groceries and preparing gluten-free meals.
But if you have an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, then you have a wealth of gluten-free information at your fingertips! With the latest iPhone apps on iTunes, you can easily look up gluten-free recipes, the nearest gluten-free restaurants, gluten-free bakeries, and thousands of other eating establishments that serve specially prepared pizza, bread, cakes, and other baked goods for people with celiac disease or other gluten intolerance.
Here is the first part of our list, the 10 Best iPhone Apps for Celiac Disease. Stay tuned for the second part, including list items #6-10, tomorrow!
#1 GF Disney – Gluten and Allergen Free Disney World
If you’re planning a gluten-free Disney vacation, then you’ll want to download this Disney World app for people with celiac disease and food allergies. Many of Disney World’s restaurants, shops, and food stands serve foods that are free of gluten, peanuts, dairy, and meat- great for vegetarians and vegans, children with autism, celiac disease patients, or anybody on a restrictive diet. This iPhone app lets you find allergen-free foods while visiting Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Water Parks, and Downtown Disney. GF Disney – Gluten and Allergen Free
Disney World, iTunes, GlutenFree Passport, $2.99
For use in grocery stores, easily look up food ingredients for poison alerts, allergies, drug interactions, or safety during pregnancy and nursing. No wifi is required to search this database of over 1900 food additives and ingredients. Don’t Eat That, iTunes, Celldial, Inc., $1.99
If you’re on a restrictive diet for celiac disease, food allergies, asthma, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), or other chronic illness, then this app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch is the one to get. Search food additives by name, International Numbering System, safety level, symptoms, and dietary restrictions. This app is fully searchable, requires no internet connection, and is also an excellent resource for vegans and people with vitamin B12 deficiency. Food Additives 2, iTunes, IGRASS PTY LTD, $3.99
An App Store “New and Noteworthy” feature, Cook IT Allergy Free includes over 200 recipes for people suffering from celiac disease, autism, or various food allergies. IPhone app features colorful recipe submissions for people avoiding allergens such as gluten, nuts, dairy, or eggs. Cook IT Allergy Free, iTunes, My Allergy Free Recipes, LLC, $3.99
Apple announces 10 billionth iTunes app store download.
ITunes just sold their ten billionth mobile app, only 2 ½ years since the Apple store first made its debut as the celebrated mobile application merchant for the groundbreaking iPhone.
With a menu that boasts paid and free apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and the new iPad for immediate download, Apple still leads the way over competitors like Google’s Android, HP’s Palm and Research In Motion’s Blackberry. While the Android is slowly gaining popularity, it currently only offers 130,000 apps to Apple’s staggering 300,000.
ITunes offers a selection of both paid and free mobile apps for immediate download; all that is required is a standard computer, internet connection and an Apple handheld device- iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and even the previously incompatible iPod Nano.
Medical apps are scoring big.
While gaming apps are the fave downloads for students, a new category is gaining popularity among iTunes’ more mature audiences: medical, healthcare and fitness apps. Since 2010, medical-related mobile applications have accounted for a record $84.1 million in sales, twice the amount iTunes grossed the previous year.
Here are the top 10 healthcare, fitness and medical apps people are purchasing today:
Lose it, by Fit Now. Keep track of your daily eating habits and exercise goals; quickly find out how many calories you consume and spend each day. Free download.
Nike + GPS, top seller in paid health apps, helps you record your progress on the run. $1.99.
Foodscanner, Scan UPC barcodes for instant calorie information; highest grossing health app, $4.99.
RXmind Me: never forget to take your pills; get scheduled alerts on your iPhone. Free.
Medscape- one of the leading apps for healthcare professionals; get comprehensive medical information at your fingertips. Free.
Anatomy in Motion Don’t let the high price tag deter your. This app features cutting edge, high definition illustrations of all three layers of the body- bones, muscular definition and epidermis. $25.99.
Sleep; doze off to the soothing lullaby of crickets, raindrops or the melodious sound of harp strings. Choose from 84 recordings. $0.99.
Supplements Guide; a handy glossary of all the different types of vitamins your body needs. $0.99.
Weight Watchers Mobile Discreetly and easily jot down your daily WW points, calculate meals and keep track of favorite WW recipes. Free; Weight Watchers membership required.
IScanner. Keep updated with emergency news updates from police reports, fire departments, and emergency medical response teams. $0.99
Buyers beware: critics such as MobiHealthNews are concerned that the 9,000 medical applications currently available may contain information that is not 100% accurate. As the Wall Street Journal points out, iTunes does not require FDA approval or medical certification of its medical application developers.