Permeal Features

This page is an introduction to the main features of Permeal.

Permeal is a web and mobile application, designed to facilitate communication about nutrition between practitioners and their clients, using mainly photos, comments, and discussions.

Image-focused

Permeal is image-focused because images are much faster and easier than tedious food logs or calorie/weight logs. An image can communicate a lot that would be hard to convey through just words. Using images, it is very easy to get a detailed picture of a person's diet.



Dashboard

The client would take photos of their meals using the mobile application, and the practitioner gets a web-based dashboard through which they can view, comment, and discuss topics with their clients



Logs

Logs can be used to record numbers, text, or Y/N, each with an apporpriate visualization. Log entries can be recorded using the mobile app, or on the web interface.

This blog post is an example of how this feature might be useful.



Discussions

Discussions are for communication that are not tied to a specific meal. Responses on discussions can include photos.



Mobile app

The mobile app currently works on iOS, and Android.
It is the main tool with which end-users take photos, create meals, comment, respond to discussions, record log entries, check newsfeed. It also receives push notifications.