FODMAP Helper - Diet Companion app

An app to help users identify low and high FODMAP foods.

FODMAP Helper - Diet Companion By Appstronaut Studios
Features
  • List of foods categorised as low or high FODMAP 
  • Free version has limited features 
Clinical review

Free version:
Two out of five stars




Paid version:

User reviews

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Available from Google Play 
Cost Free (basic); paid upgrade

What does the app do?

The app is divided into 3 main sections - search, analysis and challenge. Overall very few features are available in the free version.

  • Search: has an alphabetical list of foods indicating whether they are low or high FODMAP. Users can search by food name or food category. There is an Add an item feature that allows you to add an item yourself (which seems complicated) or send a request to the developers. More detailed information on each of the food items is available on Premium option (paid upgrade) only.
  • Analysis: users can view analysis for their own experience by food category and FODMAP group and allows you to compare it with the communities experiences. Available on Premium option (paid upgrade) only.
  • Challenge: provides details on how to re-introduce high FODMAP food after you've eliminated from your diet. Available on Premium option (paid upgrade) only. 

For the complete app description, go to Google Play (android) or the app website and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Search is easy to use — intuitive and simple. 

✔ Record personal experience for different foods and view the community experience.

✔ Food challenge section.

✔ Appears to be regularly updated.

✘  Free version offers few features and limited use - access to more features requires paid upgrade.

✘ Very limited information about the low FODMAP diet and how to go about a low FODMAP trial.

✘ 
Limited breakdown for FODMAP content for differing quantities of foods.

✘ No apparent input from medical professionals.

✘ No journaling option.


✘ List of foods are mainly US based - does not recognize New Zealand names such as kumara but uses sweet potatoe instead.  

Privacy and security

The free version has access to very few features and does not collect personal information. It seems that the premium version collects data that contributing to the community experience.  The app is not password protected and there does not appear to be a privacy policy. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.

Review details

Date of review: March 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.4.4
Download size: 1.78 MB
Updated on: 23/10/2017

Learn more

Common foods containing FODMAPS Healthy Live Media Ltd

Low FODMAP diet - user guide Monash University, Australia, 2012

Credits: Editorial team. Last reviewed: 08 Mar 2018