Developed by FitNow, Lose It! was updated to version 5.0 late last October. Lose It! 5.0 featured a new iOS 7-inspired interface, iPad support, iPhone 5s step counting, notes support, and Life Fitness connectivity.
This time, Lose It! 5.1 features improved food search, sharing, and challenges, as well as support for meal summaries.
In the new version of Lose It!, you can take advantage of the app’s significantly enhanced food search function. FitNow explains:
Finding food just got easier. We’ve improved our food search massively, adding many new foods, improving our search algorithm, and even making it better deal with misspellings, typos, and so on. In addition, we’ll show results as you type, making it that much faster to find what you’re looking for.
Also improved in Lose It! 5.1 are the challenges, which now look better and load faster. What’s more, your most recent challenges are now included in My Day, which also suggests a challenge to you.
The latest update to Lose It! further improves the app’s iOS 7 compatibility with support for AirDrop sharing for meals. This new feature can be accessed in the newly added meal summaries, which show the nutritional breakdown of logged meals. Sharing meals via AirDrop is recommended for people who are consuming the same meal. FitNow notes, “one person can log the meal and share it with the others, making staying on track that much easier.”
Lose It! 5.1 also makes it easy to check or uncheck foods in the meals view and to see the right view of your goal data with date filters.
Also including the obligatory round of bug fixes, Lose It! 5.1 is available now in the App Store for free. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later.
Following the update, the app’s App Store page has been inundated with negative reviews from users who have been experiencing crashing issues. But in my testing, I haven’t encountered any problem with Lose It! 5.1.
Lose It! is included in AppAdvice’s Weight Trackers For iPhone, Best iPhone Calorie Counter and Workout Companion Apps AppGuides as well as in AppAdvice’s Apps to Help You Get in Shape and Apps To Keep You Healthy AppLists.