New feature: meal photo analysis

We are excited to announce that using Asken Diet to log your meals just got even easier! Our team has partnered with the Sony Network Communications team to build a food recognition system that analyzes users' photos to identify the food (or packaged item) and associated nutritional data. The food analysis system (currently in beta) is capable of identifying multiple items in a single photo. 

Taking photos of you food is no longer for simply posting on social media, it is now the quickest way to analyze you meal's nutritional information, allowing Asken Diet users the fastest way to log and monitor their diet.

Both Asken Diet and the team from Sony are committed to continually improving the database to further improve the accuracy of the food analysis. And as users contribute more images, the machine learning behind the meal analysis system will improve as well.

The food recognition and automatic analysis is the newest (and fastest) way users can log their entire meal. Users can also use the integrated bar code scanning function to scan packages or simply typing in the food, restaurant item or packaged food to log and track their meals.

Note: Photo analysis system is currently only available for Android. iOS version is coming in a future update.

New designer joins the team

We're very excited to welcome a new senior designer to the Asken team in Tokyo. Eric Hart has just joined us and he brings his own unique and impressive style to the Asken Diet app. As the senior designer, Eric is responsible for leading the design team in bringing the Japanese app to the North American market. From the color scheme to the overall UI/UX (and everything in between) of our diet app. 

Eric has already quickly made improvements to Asken Diet's main screen Calories in/burned charts as well as other UX tweaks adding up to an easier and more intuitive way for users of our health tracker app to quickly search and log foods and understand their calorie count.

Like everyone at Asken Diet, Eric understands that with an app like Asken Diet, the easier it is to log and track food, the faster the user can unlock their daily nutritional advice curated by our team of dietitians.

Welcome to the team, Eric!

New site launched

We are excited to refresh our website and launch it today. As our service (and team) grows, we will be sharing more news and information about the features and functions our team is adding to the Asken Diet app.

Stay tuned for more updates for both the iOS and Android versions of the app. If you have an idea or feature you think we should add, feel free to contact us.

Happy dieting!
- Your Asken Diet team

Add custom meal entries

Users of the latest Android version of Asken Diet now have the ability to create and add custom meal entries.  Over time, the app will be populated with user-generated meal content allowing users to more easily log the foods they have throughout the day.  This leads to more accurate health and diet recommendations and an overall improved user experience.

Stay tuned for a similar update to our iOS app as well.

Thanks and happy dieting!
- Your Asken Diet team