Wow, that was fast. I submitted FatWatch 1.4 on Wednesday and two days later it is available in the store. Other developers, I’d love to share my secret but I have no idea what I did. I was actually hoping I’d have a few more days to update the website.
Anyway, if you’re curious about what’s changed since FatWatch 1.3, here is a complete list of changes in FatWatch 1.4, minus some under the hood stuff that is only interesting to me.
Big New Feature: Body Mass Index (BMI) MonitoringTo enable, go to the More tab, switch it on, and select your height. Afterward BMI will be displayed in various places around the app, using the following color scheme: red for obese, yellow for overweight, green for normal, and blue for underweight. Classifications are based on the World Health Organization’s guidelines. Think BMI is bunk? Don’t turn it on, and you won’t have to look at it.
- Added a control to toggle between displaying Variance (your scale weight’s distance from the moving average) or your BMI (if enabled).
- Improved drawing of long notes.
- Added a “hint” cell at the top of the table.
- “Go To” screen has larger buttons.
- Visual update, changed background color and tweaked control layout.
- If BMI is enabled, weight picker cells are colored according to BMI zone.
- Note field is larger (easier to tap), supports multiple lines of text, and has sexy rounded corners.
- Added overeating and undereating labels to the energy surplus/deficit field.
- Added total weight gained or lost during trend period.
- Goal weight picker uses whole numbers, regardless of selected scale precision.
- If BMI is enabled, start BMI is displayed, and you can set a goal by selecting a BMI value in addition to selecting a weight.
- Added an info button to explain how start weight is computed (its the moving average, not your scale weight).
- Added a switch to enable BMI monitoring.
- Added a button to open FatWatch’s page in the App Store.
- Removed unnecessary section titles and added a hint referring to the Settings app.
- Now offers several preset zoom levels: Past Month, Past Quarter, Past Year, All Time, and Browse (the original scrollable view).
- If BMI is enabled, chart regions are shaded to indicate BMI zone.
- If database is empty, displays an empty chart (instead of a boring-to-look-at message).
- Browse mode scrolling is linked to Log: start position is determined by current Log position.
- Label text is drawn using Unicode encoding, making better international support.
- Renamed “Scale Increment” to “Scale Precision” — the latter sounds more precise, don’t you think?
- Added a switch to disable Bonjour, in case you don’t want to publish Wi-Fi Import/Export’s web address when you turn it on.
- Shade Weekends is now enabled by default.
- Added “Shade BMI Zones” in case you don’t like so much color in your chart.
- Added a startup image.
- When you quit FatWatch, it remembers which tab you had selected (i.e., Log, Trends, Goal, or More) and returns to it when you next launch the app.
- Setup screen respects existing preferences.
- Added a cancel button to the Set Passcode screen (that never should have been left out in the first place).
- Wi-Fi Import/Export displays device name (“iPhone” vs. “iPod touch”) as appropriate.