Nutritionix API Update

by mattsilv on December 7, 2012  |  Topics: API

Greetings developers!  We have been hard at work pushing to launch the Nutritionix API as soon as possible, and we now have some more definite details to share with everyone.

API Beta Launch Date: December 31st, 2012
API Proxy/Management Service:  3Scale.net

Current Waiting List Sign-Up: nutritionix.com/api (Posted on September 10th, 2012)

# Developers: 200+
# Food Brands in API:
~4,000
# Items in API: ~60,000

Real-Time API Pricing:
Access to our real-time nutrition API is 100% FREE with the following conditions:

  • Calls must be made in real-time, not cached*
  • You must include attribution text to Nutritionix on any page that is displaying data from the API
  • Up to 250,000 API calls per month (higher threshold available upon request)

* With written persmission, data may be cached for historical diet tracking apps

Bulk Restaurant Data Export:
Currently, only our restaurant data is available to export in bulk data format.

To purchase a license for our bulk restaurant data export, please contact us at ENTERPRISE at nutritionix dot com.

The beta launch of the API will include three types of items:

  • Common Foods (such as celery, carrots, etc)
  • CPG (such as Gatorade, Dannon Yogurt, etc)
  • Restaurant Items (such as McDonald’s Cheeseburger)

 

Nutritionix API Fields

The current public API fields we will be organizing are listed below.

Important Note: 
Not every item in the nutrition database will have every attribute available.  If an attribute is not available for a particular item, it will return “NULL” from the API request for that attribute’s value.  Please make sure your app properly handles a null request, and displays the information as “N/A” to the end user and not as zero.

   


*Seeking API Volunteers*

We are seeking five volunteers to help with testing, documentation, and bug tracking for our alpha stage API starting today.  Before you apply, please note we require the following:

  • Volunteer at least 3 hours per week to the API project
  • Sign our NDA agreement
  • Experience with the following are a huge plus, but not required:
    • PHP / Yii Framework
    • 3Scale.net
    • GitHub
    • Amazon Web Services
Still interested?  Please e-mail us at API at nutritionix dot com, and include the following brief details:
  • How much time can you volunteer to our API per week
  • Which of the above items do you have experience with?
  • Please provide a link to your GitHub profile
  • What type of app will you be using/developing to test the API?
Please feel free to submit questions in the comments below.  Thank you!
– Nutritionix Team

December Week 1: New Restaurants Added

by dzadoff on November 27, 2012  |  Topics: Restaurants
Check out the latest restaurants that added to our nutrition directory this week.

Check out all of our restaurant listings on the Nutritionix restaurant directory. To suggest a restaurant to add to our directory, please contact us.

 

Waiting List for Nutritionix API Surpasses 200+ Developer Milestone

by mattsilv on September 11, 2012  |  Topics: Announcements

Our development team has been hard at work to get the beta release of the Nutritionix API ready by November 30th, 2012.

We are also pleased to announce that our waiting list has surpassed 200 developers, eager to include accurate and up-to-date nutrition information in their diet and health applications.

If you are new to our API list, please fill out the new API Survey, which will help us continue to shape the API to the needs of our developer base.

More to come soon!

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Nutritionix Featured in Forbes

by mattsilv on August 27, 2012  |  Topics: News

Nutritionix was recently featured on the Food and Drink section of Forbes.  The two page feature, written by Food+Tech Connect CEO Danielle Gould, outlines Nutritionix’s plan for making accurate nutrition data available to all developers by December 2012.

In the coming months, Nutritionix will be announcing more information about our upcoming API release, so stay tuned!

ABOUT NUTRITIONIX

Nutritionix, a nutrition technology company established in 2009, provides software solutions for restaurants and food manufacturers to help make their nutrition information more accessible to consumers.   Nutritionix also hosts the most accurate database of restaurant nutrition information, comprising of nutrition information for over 60,000 different restaurant and consumer packaged foods.

For more information about how Nutritionix can help your business, please contact us.

Nutritionix completes acquisition of NutritionAPI.com, plans to launch international nutrition API

by mattsilv on July 30, 2012  |  Topics: Announcements, News

We are pleased to announce that after months of negotiation with a private seller, Nutritionix has completed the acquisition of NutritionAPI.com for an undisclosed sum.

With this acquisition, we are also officially announcing our plan to open our international Nutrition API to developers worldwide in Q4 of 2012.

With a growing database of over 60,000 different verified food items from 5,000 different food brands, Nutritionix currently offers a public directory of searchable nutrition information for consumers.

 

WHAT MAKES NUTRITIONIX DIFFERENT?

In 2009, Nutritionix founders Matt Silverman and Daniel Zadoff noticed that app developers lack the resources to contact thousands of food brands to keep the nutrition information in their diet tracking apps up-to-date.  To ensure the accuracy of information in our database, Nutritionix establishes a direct relationship with restaurants and food manufacturers.

Because over 33% of calories are consumed outside of the home, it is crucial for app developers to have access the constantly evolving nutrition data that restaurants release.

As of today, hundreds of restaurants and food manufacturers are able to seamlessly update their product information in the Nutritionix database, and this information will soon be instantly pushed out to millions of consumers every day via the Nutritionix developer network.

Developers can apply today for the API waiting list.

ABOUT NUTRITIONIX

Nutritionix, a nutrition technology company established in 2009, provides software solutions for restaurants and food manufacturers to help make their nutrition information more accessible to consumers.   Nutritionix also hosts the most accurate database of restaurant nutrition information, comprising of nutrition information for over 60,000 different restaurant and consumer packaged foods.

For more information about how Nutritionix can help your business, please contact us.

 

Nutritionix Launches Chickpea Nutrition Calculator

by mattsilv on July 27, 2012  |  Topics: Nutrition Calculators, Restaurants

We are pleased to announced the official launch of the Chickpea nutrition portal, powered by Nutritionix.

With 8 locations and growing, Chickpea has established a well-recognized mantra to describe their famous NYC falafel: “always baked. never fried.”  By using high-quality fresh ingredients, Chickpea is able to keep their menu flavorful without adding unnecessary fats.

Visit GetChickpea.com to learn more about the Chickpea brand, and check out their nutrition calculator as well.

ABOUT NUTRITIONIX

Nutritionix, a nutrition technology company established in 2009, provides web-based  software solutions for restaurants and food manufacturers to help make nutrition information more accessible to consumers.   Nutritionix also hosts the most accurate database of restaurant nutrition information, comprising of nutrition information for over 350 different restaurant concepts across the U.S.

For more information about how Nutritionix can help your business, please contact us.

Café Metro Unveils Nutrition Calculator

by mattsilv on July 13, 2012  |  Topics: Nutrition Calculators, Restaurants

Café Metro, the immensely popular NYC restaurant chain, has unveiled a brand new nutrition calculator to help health-conscious customers choose healthy meals at all 12 of their NYC locations.

With the goal of furthering their “Eat Well. Live Well” mission, Café Metro partnered with Nutritionix in 2012 to create a customized tool to help organize nutrition information in way that is easy for everyone to understand.

Café Metro has been recognized in many publications including Restaurant News, Crain’s New York Business, The New York Daily News, WNBC-TV and by the New York Post, who gave our sandwiches 3 Stars for outstanding taste, quality and freshness.

ABOUT NUTRITIONIX

Nutritionix, a nutrition technology company established in 2009, provides best-in-class software solutions for restaurants and food manufacturers to help make nutrition information more accessible to consumers.   Nutritionix also hosts the most accurate database of restaurant nutrition information, comprising of nutrition information for over 350 different restaurant concepts across the U.S.

For more information about how Nutritionix can help your business, please contact us.

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Glory Days Grill Launches Nutrition Calculator

by mattsilv on July 9, 2012  |  Topics: Nutrition Calculators, Restaurants

Glory Days Grill, a 21-location restaurant with locations in the Maryland/Virginia area, has officially launched their new state-of-the-art nutrition calculator, powered by Nutritionix.

To see the new calculator, visit the nutrition page on the Glory Days Grill website, or visit the calculator directly.

Glory Days Grill partnered with Nutritionix in April 2012 and created a comprehensive tool to help their valued customers easily access nutrition information.  The fully customizable Nutritionix calculator enables Glory Days customers to see the exact information they need.  Try it out!

ABOUT NUTRITIONIX

Nutritionix, a nutrition technology company established in 2009, provides best-in-class software solutions for restaurants and food manufacturers to help make nutrition information more accessible to consumers.   Nutritionix also hosts the most accurate database of restaurant nutrition information, comprising of nutrition information for over 300 different restaurant concepts across the U.S.

For more information about how Nutritionix can help your business, please contact us.

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REPORT: Over 60% of consumers make meal choices based on nutrition

by mattsilv on May 29, 2012  |  Topics: News

The International Food Information Council released their 2012 Food & Health Survey, which lists a number of important trends in consumer behavior regarding nutrition.

Key points from the survey results:

  • 61% of consumers make meal choices based on nutrition (healthfulness)
  • 55% of Americans report that they are currently trying to lose weight
  • 71% of Americans estimate their daily calorie need
  • 60% of Americans believe web-based nutrition tools can help them live healthier lives. (example: nutrition calculators)
  • 66% of Americans rely on the nutrition facts panel on packaged fooods.
  • Two-thirds of parents worry more about the healthfulness of their children’s diet than their own.

SOURCE: 2012 IFIC Food & Health Survey

ABOUT NUTRITIONIX

Nutritionix provides web-based software to restaurants and food manufacturers to help make nutrition information more accessible to consumers.   Nutritionix also hosts the most accurate database of restaurant nutrition information, comprising of nutrition information for over 300 different restaurant concepts.

For more information about how Nutritionix can help your business, please contact us.

 

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New Restaurants This Week

by dzadoff on April 30, 2012  |  Topics: Restaurants

Check out the latest restaurants that added to our nutrition directory this week.

Check out all of our restaurant listings on the Nutritionix restaurant directory. To suggest a restaurant to add to our directory, please contact us.

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