Food list apps for your smartphone
Are you looking for a food list which is always with you on the go? Which can be searched, sorted and filtered? Always up to date? In that case, an app is probably the better solution for you than our PDF-/paper version. (App = short for application, a software developed for smartphones and tablet computers, such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android).
The following apps are known to us:
Histamine Info App by Reinhard Wunderer
Systems: iOS, (iPad, iPhone).
The Histamine Info app by Reinhard Wunderer is based on the SIGHI food list regarding histaminosis (histamine intolerance / MCAS). It is kept up to date with regular updates. It takes into account not only the histamine content, but also the general tolerance in histaminosis, which is also influenced by histamine liberators, DAO inhibitors and other biogenic amines. Therefore, it is also suitable for people with MCAS and other mast cell activation disorders (MCAD).
The ratings are customizable in order to take into account individual sensitivities or other intolerances, allergies and disabilities. The app stands out for its accessible, intuitive user interface and its nimble search function. Planned changes for the future include a version for Apple Watch, Mac OS and additional language packs.
Food Intolerances App by Gebhard g-apps
Systems: Android, iOS, Windows Phone.
The App Food Intolerances developed by "g-apps" is based on the SIGHI food list with respect to histamine, lactose, fructose and gluten. It is kept up to date with regular updates. Not only the histamine content is taken into account, but the compatibility at histaminosis in general. Compatibility is also influenced by histamine liberators, DAO inhibitors and other biogenic amines. The app is therefore suitable for people with (mast cell activity syndrome (MCAS) and other mast cell disorders as well.
The SIGHI was also co-developer of functionality, user guidance and design of this app. It provides search, filters and sort options. The compatibility ratings can be adapted by the user to take into account his individual sensitivity or other intolerances, allergies and dislikes. Convenient for travellers: The detail view displays translations in the available languages (EN-DE-FR). Optionally, you can switch to a display mode developed for persons concerned with color blindness (digits instead of colors). A free trial version allows testing before purchase.
Histamine, Fructose & Co. App by Baliza
Systems: iOS, (Android coming soon).
The app Histamine, Fructose & Co. by Baliza is a tool for all those with one of the following food intolerances: histamine intolerance, mastocytosis, fructose malabsorption, sorbitol intolerance, ASA or salicylate intolerance, gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance. You can find reviews and comments on about 700 foods.
Histamine Intolerance App by Mariska de Wild-Scholten
Systems: iOS, (Android coming soon).
App Features: medicines to avoid, concentrations of histamine & biogenic amines in food, mast cell degranulators, DAO- and HNMT enzyme inhibitors.
Please consider some negative user ratings and responses in the app-stores before buying this app.
Symptoms diary, food diary
Mobile food and symptoms diary by Food Intolerance Network
"A mobile food diary for food intolerances and allergies. This mobile food and symptoms diary enables you to narrow down food intolerances such as lactose, histamine or sorbitol intolerance, fructose malabsorption or food allergies. You can record your daily meals by entering them into the diary or simply taking a photo. You can also note your symptoms as well as the degree of severity and produce a clearly readable PDF which you can take to your doctor’s appointment."