History of fabtrackr

A short illustrated history of fabtrackr, with some images resurrected from an old hard disk.

In August 2001 I wrote foody the ancestor of fabtrackr which was a Visual Basic application for tracking calories consumed. The app no longer exists 🙁


In October 2006 I added a Tummy Training game styled on the popular Nintendo DS title at the time. The app showed a series of foods on the screen and you had to sort into order of calories.

Finally June 2009 saw the release of version 2 of foody.

Early 2013 I tried a number of different styles and during the brainstorming a new name appeared.

In May 2013 foody changed it’s name to a new brand and v3 of foody saw foodtrack’r born.

January 2014 and another refresh of the brand saw the hyphen removed.

fabtrackr logo

August 2017 and foodtrackr had to go; Takeaway.com based in the Netherlands registered a trade mark for Food Tracker in 2009 and advised they would object to me using the foodtrackr brand and as such a search for a new name began.

After much searching for a new domain I settled on fabtrackr – the Food and Body Tracker. The logo was adjusted slightly and the curve was shifted left to better represent weight loss.