Ways to Update the Monash University FODMAP Diet App

App Tutorial How to update the Monash FODMAP Diet App - Copy

Jimmy Lee - Research Dietitian, 15 August 2023

The Monash FODMAP diet app can be easily updated in two ways, namely:

  • Pushing new data updates
  • User interface updates

The type of update we roll out would depend on the changes we need to make to the app.

Pushing New Data

Since the introduction of our Monash University FODMAP Diet app, we have been committed to expanding the number of FODMAP tested foods for our app users. We also retest foods regularly, as we know FODMAP composition can change depending on a number of factors, so it’s important for us to keep you posted!

New data is pushed to the app every 15 days, which includes new foods or updated results of existing foods in the app. However, occasionally the app may not refresh properly so you will need to do this manually

This can be done within our app so there is no need to do this via the App Store/Google Play Store. To run an app refresh update:

  • Open the app
  • Select ‘settings’ - gear icon at the top right corner
  • Select ‘Clear Cache’ and press ‘Ok’ to confirm the refresh.
  • The refresh is now complete! The new and updated foods are now in the Food Guide. You can view a list of our recently updated foods by scrolling to the ‘New and updated foods’ category (last tab of the categories with a blue star symbol) in the Food Guide.
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User Interface (UI) Update

This type of update lets us improve the look and functionality of the app for a smoother user experience. You will need to first head to the App Store/Google Play Store on your device. Once you have entered the App Store/Play Store:

  • iOS (iPhone and iPad) users: Select the avatar icon at the top right corner of the App Store homepage, then scroll down to search for our app and select ‘Update’.
  • Android (Samsung, Google etc.) users: Select your account at the top right corner of the Google Play Store homepage, then select ‘Manage apps and device’. Click ‘Updates available’ and check if the app requires an update.

You can also simply search for ‘Monash FODMAP’ in either app store and select ‘Update’ when you have located the app.

How often should I run these updates?

Don’t worry, we announce app updates on our social media platforms so you know exactly when to run a new data or user interface update! If you are not a social media user, a useful rule of thumb is to clear cache in the app every 15 days and check the App Store/Google Play Store every now and then.

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