For those of you who are on Sprint, they seem to have rolled out a pretty interesting new “healthy” service which catches onto the “food porn” craze. You know what I’m talking about… those of us who just love snapping photos of food, especially well-decorated ones at fine dining restaurants. According to Sprint’s email today:
Sprint Picture Mail recently launched a new application called “MyFoodPhone“. Just take pictures or videos of your meals and a Nutritional Advisor will review the photos in your food journal and provide personalized feedback on your diet and eating habits. Nutrition video content is then selected to meet your specific health-and-fitness goals and presented in a simple, bi-weekly video message.
All these telcos are really try hard to cash in through mobile applications by coming up with new ways to make you spend on data charges. I haven’t really seen anything I really need and a lot of it seem purely for entertainment. While I do think that this health-related service is a step in the right direction, I really wonder how many nutritional advisors Sprint will be hiring just for this. I mean, we’re living in the age of image recognition (e.g. Riya, MyHeritage), so perhaps a more automated way of tracking the number of shrimps you’ve been eating might be a better solution. Anyway, see Sprint’s MyFoodPhone here
Aside: Why’s Sprint sour but healthy? For the sour part, read my thoughts in the comments…