Innovators in nutrition analysis
We’re a small Australian company dedicated to creating premium nutrition analysis software for Australia and New Zealand. We like our products to be useful, beautiful, reliable, accurate, evidence-based – and inspired.
Our mission is to bring together nutrition science and information technology to empower nutrition professionals and consumers to improve health and wellbeing.
Chester Goodsell, brings together his degrees in dietetics and information technology to develop pioneering nutrition analysis software designed specifically for Australian dietitians.
Xyris Software begins selling Diet/1 Nutrient Calculation Software.
FoodWorks Professional for Windows is launched, replacing the DOS-based Diet/1.
In collaboration with the Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA), Food Choices the IT Way for secondary schools is released, helping teachers to integrate computerised nutritional analysis into the classroom.
With the introduction of a new FSANZ Food Standards Code in 2003, FoodWorks Nutrition Labelling is launched to assist product developers and food technologists in the food industry.
The second edition of Food Choices is released online as Food Choices Curriculum Resource.
A new edition of FoodWorks, FoodWorks Premium, is born.
The first version of our mobile diet tracking app, Easy Diet Diary for iOS, is offered to the public for free, making high quality nutrition analysis available to everyday Australians.
Xyris releases a food descriptions data source, AusFoods, that uses structured, natural language for foods and maps to high quality food composition data.
We also release our crowd-sourced brands-names data source, AusBrands, using information from labels in supermarkets.
FoodWorks Professional integrates with Easy Diet Diary, making it easy for nutritionists to import their clients’ dietary data for further analysis.
Xyris develops food group data, to provide food-based as well as nutrient-based analysis.
Country of Origin Labelling is added for food industry customers.
In partnership with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit, Xyris develops salicylates, amines and glutamate data for dietitians and nutritionists working with clients with food intolerances.
Easy Diet Diary for iOS has about 1 million downloads.
Easy Diet Diary is released on Android making our popular and reputable free app available to virtually all Australians.
FoodWorks 10 is released, integrating with the new Android Easy Diet Diary, and including Health Star Ratings for nutrition labels.
Xyris Software is restructured to become Xyris and the team dives into re-imagining the classic desktop FoodWorks for the cloud.
Foodworks 10 for the desktop has thousands of users per annum in Australia and New Zealand, with customers ranging from large hospitals, universities and food companies, to small organisations and sole operators in healthcare, recipe development, fitness and micro food businesses.
December sees the first release of Foodworks Online for the cloud heralding an exciting new chapter for nutrition analysis in Australia and New Zealand.
Our ongoing efforts are fuelled with gratitude to creative visionary, Chester Goodsell, who demonstrated remarkable initiative, courage, determination and energy in working towards his goal of making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of Australians through nutritional analysis technology. We are inspired to take forward his vision of combining nutrition science and information technology to benefit the public good. Vale Chester, November 2020.
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