MealSnap calories from photos app on Windows Phone 7 also

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The gap between a cool app showing up on the iPhone and then coming to Windows Phone 7 seems to be getting shorter.

Back in April 2011 MealSnap, which let one estimate the calories in a meal simply by taking a picture, was all the rage. The app has  made its way to the Windows Phone 7 marketplace not long after, seemingly with most of the features intact.

One can simply take a picture of the meal, optionally caption it, and upload it for processing.  The app can match the meal from a database of over 500,000 foods and can return with an estimate of the nutritional information, including the calories.

The app was developed by DailyBurn, a fitness social network that has created several other fitness and diet-related applications.

“The database can quickly help identity the food, how many calories there are, proteins, fat, carbs, vitamins, whatever you may want to know,” said DailyBurn CEO Andy Smith. “Users can then choose to share what they’ve eaten on Twitter or FourSquare, leading to social accountability.”

mealsnapqrAdditionally, MealSnap can serve as a food diary, allowing users to keep a visual log of the meals they have eaten.

“It’s like a food journal, but easier. All you do is take the picture,” Smith said.

MealSnap is not available for Android yet.

MealSnap is $2.99 with a free trial and can be found in Marketplace here.

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