iHungryMePlus Version 3.0 for iPad and iPhone available NOW at the App Store

June 3, 2010

Nov 8, 2012
iHungryMePlus  Version 3.0 for iPad and iPhone is available at the App Store.

Since Version 2.6, allows batch file import/export and backup of user-defined recipes. This permits migration between iOS devices and sharing your user-defined recipes with your friends. iHungryMePlus now has 83 preloaded recipes. Four preloaded recipes have been added to iHungryMe to make it easier for the new user to understand this apps functionality. iHungryMe has the same functionality as iHungryMePlus excepting the search bar.

- iHungryMe+ now support six way search bar for recipe name and/or contents.

- reworked views for adding and editing recipe details

- one new recipe, ‘Swiss Chard with Indian Lime Pickle’

- Bug Fix: User was unable to add more than four categories to a recipe. The attempted addition of the fifth category, either through app interface or with DGX batch file import could have resulted in a crash. Now any number of categories can be added to any recipe.

- iHungryMe and iHungryMePlus support iTunes File Sharing. Explore this technology by connecting your device to your computer, running iTunes and then viewing at youtube.com :

“Itunes: How to use File Sharing Apps !”

Notes: You need to have at least one app, such as iHungryMe/Plus, on your device that supports iTunes File Sharing. The video is wrong, there is no need to sync at the end.

For both apps, be sure to see: Home->Info->Usage for Help.

HungryMe for Mac OS X V:1.0 is NOW AVAILABLE

February 22, 2012

HungryMe for Mac OS X is the recommended place for gathering your favorite recipes from the web. From there it is a snap to sync your iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch with your Mac.

HungryMe for Mac appears initially without photo support. Photo support remains on all iHungryMe iOS apps. Preloaded recipes will be the same for iOS and OS X. DGX files (import/export) pass between the two operating systems via iTunes File Sharing to keep all your user-defined recipes in sync on all your devices.  For HungyMe on OS X, the DGX file importation supports drag and drop.

HungryMe for Mac sports any/all recipes in category printing, including. It has a six way search box where you can type in say, ‘Red Wine’ and it will list those recipes in the selected category that have that have that string in name, ingredients, directions and/or comments. iHungryMe also supports text to voice for all recipe text. HungryMe V:1.0 also supports HTML help via Apple Help Viewer.

How to Edit a Downloaded Recipe for DGX Batch File Import

December 11, 2011

NOTE: Just below you see how to edit one of your own recipes so that it can be imported.

—  Begin Downloaded Recipe Text File  —

Tomato Soup

What’s better than fresh, creamy tomato soup on a Sunday night? Ground cloves add the flavor we all remember as kids. Just go very easy, as it is a strong spice.
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
3 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups Fresh Vegetable Broth
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup half-and-half

preparation
1. Melt the butter with the oil over low heat in a pot.

2. Add the onion; wilt over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic during the last 2 minutes, stirring. Sprinkle with flour and cook 3 minutes longer, stirring.

3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover; cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Season with cloves, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

4. Puree the soup in a food processor. Pour through a strainer into a pot. Stir in the half-and-half.

5. Warm the soup before serving.

—  End Downloaded Recipe  —

—  Begin Same In DGX Format Ready For Import  —

[[Tomato Soup :: Soups :: Treats :: User-Defined :: Some New Category ]]

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
3 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups Fresh Vegetable Broth
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup half-and-half

Directions@

preparation
1. Melt the butter with the oil over low heat in a pot.

2. Add the onion; wilt over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic during the last 2 minutes, stirring. Sprinkle with flour and cook 3 minutes longer, stirring.

3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover; cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Season with cloves, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

4. Puree the soup in a food processor. Pour through a strainer into a pot. Stir in the half-and-half.

5. Warm the soup before serving.

Comments@

What’s better than fresh, creamy tomato soup on a Sunday night? Ground cloves add the flavor we all remember as kids. Just go very easy, as it is a strong spice.

—  End same in DGX Format file Ready For Import  —

Onboard FAQ file for export/import of user-defined recipes iHungryMe+ V:3.0

November 8, 2011

 

—  Import/Export User Recipes FAQ  —

 

Frequently asked questions about Import and Export of user-defined recipes.

 

The content and format of an import and an export DGX file is identical. Only the naming differs.

 

For your convenience, this same file can be moved from this device to your computer using iTunes File Sharing.

See FAQ #4.

 

[ #1 ] How is the importation actually done?

 

1. Move a properly formatted DG_Recipe_Import.dgx file to the device using iTunes File Sharing. (Example DGX file is found near bottom of this file. See FAQ #6 for details.)

 

2. Using the system Settings app, set the app’s Preference ‘Import Recipes’ to ON

 

3. Visit the apps Home view and touch the ‘Import’ button.

 

 

[ #2 ] How do I export all the user-defined recipes in iHungryMe or iHungryMe+?

 

Select: Home-> Info Button-> ‘Export User Recipes’ Button.

 

This creates a file in the app’s Documents folder named:

 

DG_Recipes_Export.dgx

 

which is accessible with iTunes File Sharing.(See FAQ #4)

 

No photos for the recipe are exported.

 

 

[ #3 ] How do I backup my user-defined recipes?

 

Create the file :

 

DG_Recipes_Export.dgx

 

as outlined in #2 above and copy it elsewhere using iTunes File Sharing (‘Save to…’).

 

This file is both readable and shareable.

 

The recipes are not backed up until you move the DGX file off of your iOS device.

 

An alternate and blind method of backup is done by moving a copy of the app’s database file off of the device. This file has the extension ‘sqlite’.

 

This is done by using iTunes File Sharing ‘Save to…). See FAQ #4.

 

 

[ #4 ] How do I read and store these files on my device?

 

Certain iOS apps such as iHungryMe and iHungryMe+ have enabled file sharing with iTunes.

 

To access an app’s shared files on an iOS devices, simply use:

 

iTunes-> Devices-> Your Connected Device-> Apps-> FileSharing-> The App

 

- select file + Delete Key -> deletes file from app’s Documents folder

 

- select file + ‘Save to…’  -> backs up selected file from device to chosen location

 

- ‘Add…’   -> move a file to the app’s Documents folder

 

Do NOT delete the app’s database file named: IHM_Recipes.sqlite. You can however back it up to your computer or other device using iTunes File Sharing.

 

If you have a backup of your user-defined recipes (see FAQ #3), they may be re-imported using the method outlined in FAQ #1 and detailed in FAQ #5.

 

 

[ #5 ] How do I move user recipes from one iOS device to another?

 

- Create DGX export file as explained in FAQ #2 above.

- Copy or move this file somewhere else using iTunes File Sharing.

- Rename the file:

 

from:  DG_Recipes_Export.dgx

to:    DG_Recipes_Import.dgx

 

- connect the second device to your computer

 

- Using iTunes File Sharing, (using Add…) copy the renamed DGX file from your computer to the app’s Document folder using ‘Add…’, as explain in #4 above.

 

- Set the app’s Preference ‘Import Recipes’ to ON using:

 

Device’s Settings app-> iHungryMe Preferences-> Import User Recipes

 

- Touch the ‘Import’ button on the home view, and the recipes in the DGX file will be imported.

 

If the ‘Import’ button is not present at the upper right of the home view, then leave the home view and then revisit it . If you still do not see the ‘Import’ button there are three possible explanations:

 

1. The DG_Recipes_Import.dgx file is missing from the app’s Documents Folder

2.  The DGX import file’s name is misspelled (case-sensitive).

3. The app’s ‘Import Recipes’ preference has not been set to ‘ON’.

 

Note: the Preference will automatically be reset to OFF after the completion of the import and after the cancellation of the import.

 

 

[ #6 ] How do I create a DGX file myself, so that I can instantly import many recipes of my choice?

 

- Create a text file using a text editor, say TextEdit on a Mac or Notepad on Windows.

 

Name the file:

 

DG_Recipes_Import.dgx  (case sensitive)

 

(if a wordprocessor is used, save it as a text file.)

 

Each imported recipe MUST contain at least three lines:

 

1. Correctly formated Recipe Name  line

 

2. Directions@  line

 

3. Comments@  line

 

These three lines without any further text create an empty Recipe with name only.

 

 

The areas following Recipe Name, Directions@ tag and Comments@ tag may be empty but the order listed must be observed.

 

You can optionally include categories on the Recipe Name line. These categories can be new or pre-exist the import of the recipe. The format for including recipe categories is provided later.

 

The ingredients are followed by the DirectionsTag, namely,

 

Directions@

 

The directions are followed by the CommentsTag, namely,

 

Comments@

 

The comments, if any, must be after the Comments@ tag.

 

Please note that the ‘Directions@’ and ‘Comments@’ tags serve only to separate data areas and are not actually written to the database.

 

- ALWAYS order the parts of the recipes such that you have Recipe Name, Ingredients, Directions and Comments in that order.

 

Begin each recipe with Recipe Name enclosed in double square brackets, e.g.,

 

[[ Apple Pie]]

 

You may optionally include 1 or more categories (new or exisiting) for the recipe, as follows:

 

[[Apple Pie :: Desserts :: Treats :: Some New Category :: My Own Recipes ]]

 

IMPORTANT:  the pairs of square brackets and paired colons must not be separated by white space. Other than that, white space is unimportant.

 

Follow the recipe name by the ingredients text.

 

Follow the ingredients text with the Directions Tag,

 

Directions@

 

Follow the directions text by the Comments Tag

 

Comments@

 

The recipe’s comments end the recipe’s data.

 

Put as many recipes as you like into a DGX import file.

 

Note: the directions and comments tags serve only to delineate data sections. These tags are not written to the database.

 

An example of a DGX file is found near the bottom of this file.

 

 

[ #7 ]  I try to import my recipes but I don’t see the ‘Import’ button. What is wrong?

 

Check in iTunes File Sharing that the import file is present on the device in the app’s area and has the case sensitive name:

 

DG_Recipes_Import.dgx

 

Be sure too, that you have the app’s Preference ‘Import Recipes’ set to ON.

 

 

[ #8 ] Can I share all my user-defined recipes with my friends who have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad?

 

Yes! Your recipes can be shared by emailing them to your friends. It is done this way:

 

1. Ensure that your friend has iHungryMe/MePlus version 2.1 or later.

 

2. Export your user-defined recipes following FAQ #2 above.

 

3. Rename the DG_Recipes_Export.dgx to DG_Recipes_Import.dgx

and send it to your friends.

 

 

[ #9 ] Can I keep all my recipes in a single file and just keep importing a copy of that file?

 

Yes! I suggest you keep and single file and that you back it up

regularly. You could name it All_Recipes_Import.dgx. Use it to contain all your user-defined recipes. Each time you want to import the newly added recipes, simply rename a COPY of it to:

 

DG_Recipes_Import.dgx

 

Then follow the importation process outlined in FAQ #1 and detailed in FAQ #5. Only the new recipes will be imported. The recipes which have been previously imported will be skipped, so as to avoid duplication.

 

 

[ #10 ] I batch file imported my user-defined recipes. I now see that on several recipes I wish I had

added more search categories. What do I do?

 

Delete the Recipe from the device. Add the desired extra Categories and reimport the DGX file. OR …

 

You can add or delete categories for any recipe at anytime using the app’s “Edit” button on the second view level, that is, the one where a list of recipe names appears. You can add categories using the “Edit” button on the home view, the view which lists categories.

 

[ #11 ] Why don’t my user-defined recipes display correctly on my device(s).? They are formatted correctly in my text editor but the lines do not display correctly on my device.

 

Note: this explanation will be most beneficial if you are viewing it on your iOS device, and not after exporting it to your computer !!!

 

You need to remove SOME of the linefeeds from your edited recipes prior to transferring the import DGX file to your device with iTunes File Sharing. In your editor – and I suggest, for Mac users, that you get the free TextWrangler Mac app – you can easily delete unwanted carriage returns or linebreaks. Basically you need to make multiple poorly wrapping lines into fewer long single lines and then let your device dynamically decide how to wrap each long line. Let us take the example of the three following directions which appear fine in my text editor, but will not look well on an iOS device.

 

 

1. In a deep heavy pot saute at medium heat 2 Tbsp. onions in

3 Tbsp. olive oil and 3 Tbsp. butter until transparent.

 

2. Add 2 Tbsp. each chopped celery and carrot and cook for

another 3 minutes.

 

3. Add the ground chuck and 1 tsp. salt. Break up the meat with

a wooden spoon and cook until the redness is gone. Turn up to

medium high heat and add the wine. Cook, stirring occasionally,

until the wine has evaporated.

 

In TextWrangler you can select all three directions above, thus highlighting them.

 

Then use the TextWrangler Menu choice: Text -> Remove Linebreaks, and you will then have each of the three numbered directions as a single line. These long lines may not appear well in your editor, as the long lines may extend off to the side of the view. Your device will however be able to wrap as it sees fit, as it shifts from portrait to landscape orientation.

 

You can rotate your device NOW to see that the three numbered directions above do not display well in either orientation, while the three directions below (minus the unwanted extra linebreaks you inserted while formatting on you computer) display well in both orientations on this or any iOS device. You do need an extra linebreak added at the end of each of these long lines, if you want to have a blank line separating each of the three numbered directions.

 

After removing the linebreaks, the three instructions will appear like:

 

1. In a deep heavy pot saute at medium heat 2 Tbsp. onions in 3 Tbsp. olive oil and 3 Tbsp. butter until transparent.

 

2. Add 2 Tbsp. each chopped celery and carrot and cook for another 3 minutes.

 

3. Add the ground chuck and 1 tsp. salt. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon and cook until the redness is gone. Turn up to medium high heat and add the wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the wine has evaporated.

 

The paragraphs of your Comments are handled similarly. Make each paragraph into one long line. The lines of your Ingredients may be too long to display on one line on your device. Remove linefeed that are within the ingredient line and it will then wrap properly on your iOS device.

 

Another way to state the necessary editing for correct display of Recipe text on any iOS device is the following:

 

Make sure that the following items are all on a single line in your text editor before saving.

A. Each ingredient line

B. Each paragraph of the Directions and Comments

 

[ #12 ] I want to delete a Category on my device, but there is no deletion button for the Category when I enter edit more. What can I do?

 

In edit mode, the only categories that have deletion buttons (Red Minus Signs), are the Categories that are unused by any Recipe. On the Home view select the unwanted Category and note the Recipes listed. You need to remove the unwanted Category from all the Recipes listed. Then you will see a deletion button for the unwanted Category.

 

 

NOTE: Just below you see how to edit one of your own recipes so that it can be imported.

 

 

— Begin Downloaded Recipe Text File—

 

Tomato Soup

 

What’s better than fresh, creamy tomato soup on a Sunday night? Ground cloves add the flavor we all remember as kids. Just go very easy, as it is a strong spice.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

 

ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons flour

3 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon sugar

3 cups Fresh Vegetable Broth

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 cup half-and-half

 

preparation

1. Melt the butter with the oil over low heat in a pot.

 

2. Add the onion; wilt over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic during the last 2 minutes, stirring. Sprinkle with flour and cook 3 minutes longer, stirring.

 

3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover; cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Season with cloves, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

 

4. Purée the soup in a food processor. Pour through a strainer into a pot. Stir in the half-and-half.

 

5. Warm the soup before serving.

 

— End Downloaded Recipe —

 

 

— Begin Same In DGX Format Ready For Import —

 

 

[[Tomato Soup :: Soups :: Treats :: Some New Category :: User-Defined ]]

 

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons flour

3 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon sugar

3 cups Fresh Vegetable Broth

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 cup half-and-half

 

Directions@

 

preparation

1. Melt the butter with the oil over low heat in a pot.

 

2. Add the onion; wilt over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic during the last 2 minutes, stirring. Sprinkle with flour and cook 3 minutes longer, stirring.

 

3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover; cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Season with cloves, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

 

4. Purée the soup in a food processor. Pour through a strainer into a pot. Stir in the half-and-half.

 

5. Warm the soup before serving.

 

 

Comments@

 

 

What’s better than fresh, creamy tomato soup on a Sunday night? Ground cloves add the flavor we all remember as kids. Just go very easy, as it is a strong spice.

 

— End same in DGX Format file Ready For Import (Observe the presence, order and case sensitive spelling of the two tags: Directions@  and Comments@ )—

 

 

 

Until you build your confidence, I suggest you import only 1 to 4 recipes at a time. For your convenience, a log file (available to iTunes File Sharing) is created each time you import recipes into iHungryMe/iHungryMe+. Should the import fail, examination of this log file will help you identify exactly where the format mistake is found in the import DGX text file. This log file is named:

 

DG_Recipes_Import.log

 

Recipes with exact names that already exist in the database, if found in an import DGX file, are skipped to avoid duplication.

 

You might begin your study of importing recipes by copying and pasting the recipe above into your device’s Mail app. Then email the recipe to yourself. On your computer copy and paste the recipe from email into your text editor and save it to a properly named import DGX file. Connect your device and then use iTunes File Sharing to move the new import DGX file to your device. If the import fails, check FAQ #7 here above.

 

*** NOTE ***   You may well choose to add new categories as you import a DGX file. This is a quick and easy way to add new categories to the database, but If you choose to associate a newly imported recipe with a pre-existing category, be sure to check the spelling carefully. For example, if you have a pre-existing category named: ‘Treats’ and you import a new recipe with the category: ‘Treat’ , you would then have two search categories, when you actually want only one.

 

How do use iPhone 4’s 5 Megapixel photos in iHungryMe or iHungryMePlus

February 7, 2011

If you have a Mac or PC use the following link to transfer your photos
from iPhone to the computer.

http://osxdaily.com/2010/07/10/transfer-photos-from-iphone-to-computer/

If you have a PC import them to your device with steps 13-17 below.

If you have a Mac. Do the following:

1. Run iPhoto which is found on every Mac.
2. Connect your iPhone to the Mac and turn the iPhone on.
3. In iPhoto make sure the iPhone is highlighted in the left column
4. Select the desired photo(s) in iPhoto
5. At the lower right of iPhoto click the button labeled “Import Selected”
The photo has now been imported into iPhotos library
6. Select Recent->Last Imported in left column of iPhoto
Now you see the just imported photo(s)
7. Select the photo which you want to use in iHungryMe
8. Select from the Menu bar File->Export
A Window appears. You need to set:
Kind: PNG (or JPG)
Size: Custom
Max Dimension: your choice ( 1000 or less is suggested)
8a. Perhaps rotate the photo
9.Press Export button
10. Now select a folder where you want photos for iHungryMe store, say
iHungryMePhotos
11. Press the OK button and the photo is stored in the iHungryMePhotos directory/folder.
12. The photo file will have some meaningless name. Rename it in Finder to, say the name of the
recipe.
When done reducing the size of all the photos:
13. Run iTunes and import all these photos into iTunes Library
14. In iTunes connect iPhone and select iPhone in left column
15. Select the Photos button in the top row
16. Make sure the desired new photos are selected for syncing
17. Sync iPhone with iTunes and all these smaller, renamed, new photos
will be on the iPhone available for import into the app.

Hello iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users!

July 24, 2009

Welcome to iHungry Apps . Please enter comments, thoughts, wishlist for iHungry Apps ! Feel free to share your favorite recipes here with your cooking friends. Be sure to read Help in your app at : Home->Info->Usage.


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