Can't open app through Facebook , tried several times
Update: still can't log in
App keeps informing me I have an error everytime I try to enter my goals
I’ve been using your app for years and have loved it. I understand the need for ads in the app, but the video ads that are suddenly and CONSTANTLY playing have GOT to go. They are disruptive to the point where I cannot even focus on what I am trying to enter in my food log because they start playing every few seconds! I will be going elsewhere if this isn’t fixed.
Ad Pop-Ups Make it Unworkable 1/5
In the span of two minutes as I input b’fast and lunch, no less than 7x did the same dog food ad pop up in a window, making this app useless. I spent more time trying to close the window(which sometimes didn’t so I had to close the app) than getting my tracking in. The huge increase in ads on this app makes it frustrating to use. Looking to switch!!
So many adds 1/5
About to uninstall. Used to be bearable with an ad every few searches, now it’s every single search plus auto pop up gifs. There are free apps that don’t do this.
I have to input my goals every time I open it and it won’t work as it says it does in conjunction with sparkrecipes. Nice concept but if I can’t get past the goals menu it does me no good.
The wonderful and the NOT! 4/5
SparkPeople has an enormous data bank of food items with the ability to use the recipe app which can transfer the recipe values to your log. They also have features such as favorites and grouping. The interface is simple to use. I also like the community where goals, disappointments and accomplishments can be shared. This is a huge moral booster.
Unfortunately the ability to see your meal plan values, such as the diabetic values, is not available on the phone app but is on the pc site.
I have used this app and or the computer version for over a decade and have loved the layout and usefulness. While the app version (which I paid for when it was first released) included everything I needed, it never lived up to the pc version. -(a great deal of apps are like that, especially those that deal with money transactions.) Still I used it. It didn’t have the obnoxious pop ups like they do now. I am greatly dissatisfied with the way SP app has flooded my pages with pop up ads. While I understand the need for some advertising to support the app, unfortunately pop ups have taken over and begs the question...what entity truly own this app. I no longer have the ability to simply enter my foods without the assault by these pop-ups.
For whatever reason I am unable to purchase the premium version on my iPhone, which the only advantage it offers for me, as far as I see, is no pop up advertising. Also the price isn’t even listed in SparkPeople ads. Grr...
A note to these advertisers, I will NEVER purchase your products no matter how often you use your annoying full page pop-ups! I would be more likely to at least look at your advertising if it were smaller ad at bottom of page or on a page that doesn’t obscure my ability to use the most important feature for me.
Loving SparkPeople! 5/5
By Justfurkids Carol
Information, inspiration, motivation towards a healthier lifestyle! Talk about community support-WOW! Really loving this app!
Great App 4/5
I love the app it been a great tool in my weight loss efforts
I love Spark People 5/5
Because they help me stay on track every day of my journey.
So help me if I have five more YouTube ads pop in a row I am dropping this app.
I’m so disillusioned 1/5
I have used SparkPeople for years. You have been, bar none, the best food tracker I’ve used. However, your latest iPhone version has been perverted by ads and the iPad version (for which I paid for the ad free version) no longer works because you’ve sold out and haven’t updated to the latest iOS update. I refuse to any longer pay for updated versions of your app because I can no longer trust that you’ll update your app and be available across all my devices. If I thought a small annual fee would keep my ad free app working I might bite, but I’ve already paid for your iPad version for which you’ve f...ed me over....why should I trust you again????
Freaking awesome 5/5
Love this app! It has totally changed my life!!
Too much work 1/5
By Puppy Love xo
After being off the app for a while, I log in my current weight so I can change my goal. The weight doesn’t change. I close the app and open to get it to stick. I put in 110.8 and goal weight 110, and you have to put a date so I choose 1 month. Then it ends up saying lose 2 lbs per week for 1 month and I can’t change it. How exactly does that work? So really what I’m interested in is easy logging. Plain cole slaw—I eat it every day in salad instead of lettuce. Only 1 entry of plain cole slaw in the 20 entries I scrolled down and it’s in grams only. Can I scan the bar code? Yes. But should I have to? This is not some exotic food that few people eat. And conveniently there is no contact information so you can’t email anyone about anything. Ugh. Too much work.
Needs to be updated to iPhone X 3/5
This app needs to be updated to take advantage of iPhone X’s larger screen and “the notch”.
Fix landscape vs. portrait 4/5
I’ve been using Spark People for YEARs and now I can only get it in portrait mode on my iPad Air.... My iPad is used with a keyboard in landscape mode. I hope there is a way to change this, I can’t find a solution. If this is a developer issue, please change this back so that we have the ability to use in either direction.
Pounds lost 3/5
Pounds lost not updating
Used to be a good app 1/5
I am not motivated by your community feed. I would like to be able to view the blogs I used to be able to read, see the goals I say for myself, and get to my spark teams without having to log into a computer. I realize we life in a time of instant self gratification and tat is why your community feed is popular, but some of us were successful with the tools you used to feature. Why would I pay for your app when I could look at Facebook to get the same amount of garbage?
Easy way to look up calories. I didn’t realize how much I was over eating.
Updated - Frustrated with ads 5/5
Thank you for fixing the 1 food/1 ad issue. Updating from 2 to 5 star!
Spark App 4/5
By Card Obsessed
Just started using it
A Great Help 5/5
I love this app it helps know how many calories I'm eating and keeps me focused on weight loss success
App is not working... 1/5
I have restarted my phone to make sure it’s not just my software. But the app still won’t work and I have a brand new phone with updated software. Really frustrating.
Error retrieving data 1/5
I just downloaded the app on my new Apple iPhone 8+ and it cannot retrieve my data. I use this app daily. Please help.
Easy to use! Every aspect of this app keeps me motivated! I love that I can create my own goals. The articles and spark feed provide fun and useful information. Spark point are a great way of keeping me on track.
Too Much 2/5
Too much work to record everything which discourages me rather than help. Installing this app also triggers a flood of emails, meant again to be encouraging, that seem like spam and pushiness instead of support.
The Beginning of my journey to health! 5/5
As with all new things you need time before you can give a true assessment!
This is my first day using this app and it will take time to see if it provides all that it offers. I gave 5 stars in hopes that along with many other members it will meet my/our expectations. So as 2017 has passed quickly I will give a mid- review along with a final in October of 2018, trusting that wit guidance, hard work, I will be a healthier me!!! cindiakanani 👍🙏
Nice app, great company 4/5
App has asked me for my goals repeatedly. It’s like there’s some kind of glitch. Very annoying otherwise fantastic and it would have gotten 5 stars.
Great app... 3/5
For the most part, I enjoy this app, however, I don't feel as though it adequately represents or translates the website into a user-friendly app. I love SparkPeople and all they stand for, I just wish all of the features on the website were readily available and easily accessible within the SparkPeople app. I also would like to see a SparkPeople.tv app featuring all of the exercise videos they have on that website. They are not all on YouTube.
Almost good 3/5
Most of this app's functionality is decent... except that so many foods are labeled incorrectly. I basically have to custom enter every single item I input.
It may make paying for MyFitnessPal Premium worth it.
Great App! 5/5
I’ve used the website off and on for years. Love the app and how easy it is to track my food, water, and exercise. Community engagement is good too. I’m using the free version. There is a premium version too. Wish there was a way to correct nutrition info for foods I scan but information is wrong.
Love this it 5/5
This app is so easy to use. I tried other apps before this one and was disappointed. So happy to have found SparkPeople
No sugar? 4/5
By Brawby A fissure
Love the app but why doesn't it track sugars?
Needs work 3/5
By Veronica Anne W.
The ads are annoying.
And the app doesn't properly sync with the iOS health app so my step/walking distance for the day is never tracked correctly inside the SparkPeople app
Won’t stay logged in 4/5
Really like the App as a companion to the full online version. However, having to constantly login on my phone is a pain in the butt. Once logged in (whether on my phone or computer) I should stay logged in. Very annoying. Makes me want to use the App less.
Love it 5/5
I highly recommend the sparks people app! It is easy to use and has many motivational articles and community support to help you on you journey to healthy eating.
App not working 3/5
This app is not working for me.
The message comes up
ERROR RETRIEVING DATA
Unacceptable content type:
Linking other apps 2/5
Wish this linked up with MapMyFitness and MyFitnessPal. I have a notification but I need to shift through the profile, blog, community feed, and posts to find out where it is.
I like the app otherwise!
It's okay- could be better. 3/5
First problem- almost every time I open the app I have to sign in. Not the biggest deal in the world, but damned annoying.
Second- the UI is too complicated.
App crashes every time I use it 1/5
By #1 News Junkie
This is so disappointing. I tried to track my lunch calories as I was sitting in the restaurant and it kept crashing. I restarted my iPhone and same thing. I can’t even use it, and I want to!
Might be great if it worked 1/5
Can’t get the app to accept my login or password even though I set up an account. Useless.
The best low cal recipes ever! 5/5
I enjoy cooking some of their recipes!!
Not updating stepa 2/5
Hasn't automatically updated steps to server since I started using his app; have to hit the refresh button to get it to register steps, however even refresh stopped working over last two weeks. Only doing this for work, but if it doesn't count my steps it's worthless to me
Really like the tracking/logging of food and exercise! Like that it helps visualize your daily limit of calories and calories burned.
So grateful! 5/5
A friend told me about Spark People and I am so thankful. It has helped me so much to track my food. It really is working for me. I have lost 32lbs so far and have at least 32 more to go, but I now know that I can do it!
By mama vibes
i love this app and use it daily... when it's working it's a 5 star app for sure... but lately it's been slow and crashing and super buggy... what's going on??? it's so annoying and i'm about ready to find a different app that i don't have to close and open 6 times just to add a meal!!! is this gonna get fixed soon??? i hope so!!!!!
Great use, could use some streamlining 3/5
By Navigationally Challeneged
I really like the concept of this app and it's pretty easy to use. I wish it was even easier to use by being able easily upload nutritional information from restaurants webpages into the app. At the moment, I have to sit down and manually add each nutritional fact from their website into a new template. It would also be great to be able to create a recipe without having to figure out my own nutritional facts. ..if I enter 1c milk, 1/2 medium banana, and 1/2 cup dry old fashioned oats as a single smoothie recipe, it would be nice to have the nutritional information updated automatically for that recipe rather than having to input each ingredient as a separate item on my daily meal. Tracking calories is already frustrating and time consuming and cut out seconds to minutes of time for each meal input makes for a better and better experience and will keep me WANTING to use this app in the future.
I hate that there's a premium mode now 1/5
This app used to be great but now I can't get half the reports unless I pay $20 to upgrade to premium. I don't want premium and I don't think data export costs SparkPeople enough to charge everybody $20. Oh but you won't see ads, I don't care about ads, I'll watch em all day, not sure how people could be so bothered by them that it's worth $20 to turn them off. Just ugh!
I want my money back. 1/5
I didn't purchase an app to have to have advertisements all over the app that discourage the use of some of the functions that I was looking for for the app in that case I would just login online on my phone.
Great site 5/5
This site is the best site for inspiration and motivation.