Eat.ly is a visual diary of meals you’ve eaten, partnering data with pictures to encourage thinking about what one is about to digest.
Do you remember what you ate for dinner last Friday? Most do not, and according to Eat.ly that’s a major problem. The platform aims to change the eating game by inspiring the practice of remembering to photograph what you eat. At its core, Eat.ly is a visual diary of meals you’ve eaten, partnering data with pictures to encourage thinking about what one is about to digest. The site’s goal is to make its users accountable for what they eat, leading to healthier eating choices.
A handy meal tracking tool for nutritionists and foodies alike, though anyone can track, share, and discover new food. To get started, photograph your meal, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and later create your own username when you’re ready to view or score your meal. Eat.ly users can rate meals using a subjective “healthiness scale” of 1 to 100. Images may be kept private, or optionally shared, and are easily integrated with Twitter and foursquare. Eat.ly is also a URL shortener for any image posted outside of the site, making everyone on Twitter aware of the great meal you’re eating.