|Java Application||Java Runtime Environment (JRE)||JRE 1.5+|
|Java Applet||Web browser with JRE||IE 6+, JRE 1.5+|
|Java Midlet||Mobile phone with Java Micro Edition (JME)||Sony Ericsson TM506, J2ME, MIDP 2.0+|
The current (as of 29 June 2009) database is release 21 and can be accessed in multiple ways. An online keyword search will find matches which are then refined to show values for all nutrients at various serving sizes. To access the data offline, Windows and Palm users can download an executable program with an interface similar to the online version. For access without computer, print out a report by single nutrient, vitamin K, sorted either alphabetically or from most to least vitamin K. One can even download database files and read documentation about how to interpret them.
After following standard procedure for some time, I decided that it should be optimized for my particular situation (and possibly yours). When grocery shopping or eating at a restaurant, I don't have internet access for the online version. A laptop generally doesn't work well in these situations, either, and only two platforms are supported. Both online and offline versions also make it difficult to compare values between foods and the vitamin K values are buried between other nutrients. The paper version, on the other hand, is conveniently portable and specific to vitamin K. However, searching through the long lists by eye is cumbersome.
To address this situation, I created a set of programs optimized for vitamin K with the goal of replacing paper documentation with a mobile phone application. Results can be accessed via the links above. I hope that this application is useful to people other than myself. If you are interested in having the program ported to a different mobile phone, using it for a different nutrient, or modifying it in a different way, please contact me.