Category Archives: The right thing to do dept.

Who can do this? Diet Database and Online Survey

One of us should be able to take care of this. I was just surfing this morning when i came across this plea for help. This guy has two well-defined small projects that look like they would really help both him, and the community of patients that he represents. The first project is a “Diet Database” that gives simple yes/no answers to common foods based on common dietary constraints… such as “low-carb” “low-starch” “low-cholesterol”.

The second problem is an online survey… I think I know of a relatively simple out of the box solution that I can use for the second one, so I will put my money where my mouth is and offer to help with that.
Does anyone know of an out-of-the-box solution to the first (diet database) problem, or if not, would anyone be willing to code one up quickly?

Personally I think this is exactly the sort of thing that the FOSS software community would invest in, but the proprietary world would ignore. There is no money in it but it is clear that this would directly effect quality-of-life.

Fred Trotter