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ChickenPing 1.70 adds some nice features related to printing and loads more icons.

Changes in ChickenPing 1.70

ChickenPing Mobile users will also need to upgrade the version on their device.

ChickenPing 1.67 includes a number of new features and tweaks to functionality requested by users. There's a cooking dictionary and ingredients can now be sorted by an artificial order. There have also been improvements to the way recipes and shopping lists are printed.

Changes in ChickenPing 1.67
  • Added: Culinary Dictionary feature (Thanks bgbiggs).
  • Added: Option to sort ingredients by an artificial order (Thanks Professor X and Rhaz).
  • Added: Searching by author name (Thanks MightyVI).
  • Added: Checkbox column to the shopping list print output, and sorted ingredients by name.
  • Added: Slider to control the width of the paper when printing shopping lists (Thanks aaguilera83).
  • Changed: Categories are now sorted by name (Thanks MightyVI).
  • Fixed: Duplicate measurement bug when printing a shipping list (Thanks aaguilera83).
  • Fixed: Recipe name now appears when printing a meal list (Thanks aaguilera83).

Export your database before upgrading, as the database schema has changed. This means ChickenPing Mobile users should follow the steps for upgrading in the readme.

If you'd like to contribute content (dictionary definitions or substitutes or otherwise) in return for a big mention in the application, the readme and the contributors page), please get in touch.

This release adds some requested features and should improve readability for imported recipes. Users of ChickenPing Mobile will need to update it to version 1.24 as well.

Changes in ChickenPing 1.60
  • Added: Persistent storage for In the Fridge (Thanks Esgrimidor).
  • Added: French (Canada) translation (Thanks Gabriel Mongeon, ing. jr.).
  • Added: Print preview to meal planner and recipe printing.
  • Added: Option to print recipes when printing meals from the meal planner.
  • Added: Minimum version check when synchronizing with ChickenPing Mobile.
  • Changed: The contents of the fridge are now saved between restarts (Thanks Esgrimidor).
  • Changed: Replaced buggy numeric up/down controls (spinners) with a simpler TextBox which responds to the arrow keys.
  • Changed: Shopping lists are now synchronized with ChickenPing Mobile.
  • Changed: Behaviour of MealMaster parser.
  • Fixed: RecipeML parsing bug (Thanks Csutkbaba).
  • Fixed: Recipe nutrition view bug.

Printing should work better for long recipes which span more than one page, it's been redesigned along with the meal planner (below).

Improved recipe printing

ChickenPing 1.51

ChickenPing is now available in Spanish and recipes can be imported from FDX format, which supports pictures.

Changes in ChickenPing 1.51
  • Added: Import from Food Data Exchange (FDX) format.
  • Added: Spanish translation (Thanks Carlos).
  • Changed: When searching for nutrition for a recipe, the food selected from the USDA database for each ingredient is now remembered.

ChickenPing 1.49 includes a German translation and new additions to the meal planner as well as tweaks and fixes throughout.

New in ChickenPing 1.49
  • Added: Meals list, search and print options to meal planner.
  • Added: Ability to print a shopping list for a date range in meal planner.
  • Added: German translation (Thanks Michael Erdmann).
  • Changed: Redesigned shopping list print output.
  • Changed: Pasting ingredients now only works when the Ingredients tab is selected.
  • Changed: Colours on Sticky Fingers mode (Thanks Dave).

It's now possible to take snapshots on a Windows Mobile device for synchronization with a PC (as well as adding them on the PC). Recent changes in ChickenPing include:

  • Added: Snapshot synchronization with ChickenPing Mobile.
  • Fixed: Behaviour of ingredient suggestion ListBox to allow selection of selected item by mouse double click (Thanks James129).
  • Added: Ingredient substitutions synchronization and a few tweaks for the display of substitutes (eg: hidden if zero).
  • Changed: Up/down spinner controls now respond to presses of the up and down keys.
  • Changed: Styling on lists to be consistent.

ChickenPing 1.20

ChickenPing 1.20 includes the ability to upload recipe snapshots to Picasa as well as Flickr. Also included are usability enhancements to the Recipes and Shopping list windows and minor bug fixes.

If you are upgrading from a previous version, you must create a backup before installing this version. You will be prompted to re-create the database when installing, after which you can import the backup. If you also use ChickenPing Mobile, after restoring the backup you created connect your phone/PDA, then click Copy to Device in the synchronization window. This will overwrite the database on your device with a fresh copy from the backup, as the database schema has changed in this version.

Changes in ChickenPing 1.20

Thanks to Amaragold for suggesting most of the features added in this release. Full change list below.

  • Added: Upload to Picasa for snapshots.
  • Added: Shortcut keys to Add Recipe and Shopping List windows.
  • Added: Ability to keep ChickenPing on top of other windows (Tools->Always on Top).
  • Added: Preference to show quantities as decimals or fractions.
  • Changed: Quantity is now auto-focused instead of name when adding an ingredient.
  • Changed: When 'Add Ingredient' is clicked, if an ingredient is already being added, it is saved (as long as there are no validation errors) and the quantity field is focused to add a new ingredient. Ingredients currently being added are saved before the window is allowed to close.
  • Changed: Default when searching from Starts with to Contains.
  • Changed: Star rating on recipe list is now coloured.
  • Changed: Styling on insertion row when adding ingredients to be more distinct from other rows.
  • Fixed: Measurements in the shopping list were limited to integers.
  • Fixed: Typo in Full Editor.
  • Fixed: Bug when editing ingredients which caused quantities to be rounded to the nearest integer when an ingredient was edited.

Updated versions of ChickenPing have been released. Automatic merging with a database on a PDA is now possible and icons can be selected in ChickenPing Mobile.

Changes in ChickenPing 1.15 since 1.10
  • 1.15
    • Added: Synchronization support. Databases from ChickenPing and ChickenPing Mobile can now be updated so both databases contain all recipes.
  • 1.13
    • Added: Recipe count indicator to main window.
    • Added: Clear Database button to options window.
  • 1.12
    • Added: Button to focus the new item at the top of the Ingredients and Shopping List grids. (Thanks ThaAmazingAustin).
    • Changed: Behaviour of Ingredients and Shopping List grids to be more intuitive. The selected cell can be changed by pressing tab.
  • 1.11
Changes in ChickenPing Mobile 1.10
  • Added: Selectable icons (previously only changeable with ChickenPing desktop).
  • Added: Ability to view snapshots created with ChickenPing desktop.

ChickenPing 1.10

Loads of changes and improvements in these two new versions, hopefully there should also be a few minor speed increases as well.

Changes in ChickenPing 1.10
  • Added: Windows Mobile Syncronization utility.
  • Added: Categories, minimum and maximum number of ingredients to search.
  • Added: Ability to store multiple snapshots for a recipe.
  • Added: Uploading snapshots to Flickr.
  • Added: Selectable icons to each recipe.
  • Added: Splash screen.
  • Changed: Entering a comma when adding categories for a recipe now adds the category.
Changes in ChickenPing Mobile 1.05
  • Added: Icons to recipe list.
  • Changed: Categories can now be selected using checkboxes.

ChickenPing 1.0

The first versions of ChickenPing and ChickPing Mobile are avilable for Windows and Windows Mobile. There's lots more to be added in future releases, so stay tuned!