Monday, October 26, 2009

How to customize the categories

Press 'Edit' in the top right of the main screen

You can add a new, edit, delete or move the categories

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Handy CookBook connection help


The web inteface makes use of the WiFi networking capabilities of the iPhone and iPod Touch to view, edit, insert and backup the recipes with a desktop computer.

All the recipes are stored in the device.

Before you can use the web interface, you will have to connect both your mobile device, and the computer, to the same WiFi network.

You can use the PC with the web browser like Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 7-8 (with some limitation on the length of text inserted)

It is not required internet access.


From the main screen of the App tap the icon

The App will show a page like this:

Leave this page opened during the connection.

Go to on your PC and open you preferred browser.

Type the link in the browser exactly as you can see in the iPhone page


  • The iPhone and the your computer must share the same access point. They need to be on the same sub-net.
  • Type in the "http://" part of the URL provided for Wi-Fi Connect. Some browsers (such as Internet Explorer) may not accept the address with out the "http://". Type also :8080 at the end.
  • Make sure that your phone does not "go to sleep" and disconnect from the network during the connection. If your phone goes to sleep, then the Wi-Fi connection will be lost.

  • Try to disable the firewall on your computer.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Special thanks

I have to give a special thanks to John Giordano for the suggestion of the english text description of the App.
His advice was really useful.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why so long time for release 1.6?

The long time is due a optimization for manage a very large database.
I'm current testing the App with a database of more than 18000 recipes.
Thank's for your patience.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Long recipes description and Internet Explorer (ricette con descrizione lunga ed Internet Explorer)

There appears to be a limit in the text length can be sent with Internet Explorer (for HTTP GET protocol). If You have some problem to import a long recipe with IE, try to use Mozilla Firefox.

Sembra esserci un problema di lunghezza del testo che può essere inviato con Internet Explorer (il limite sembra sul comando GET del protocollo HTTP). Se avete difficoltà ad inserire ricette con lunghe descrizioni provate ad usare Mozilla Firefox.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Breaking News (version 1.6 coming soon)

I'm working to support the import of mmf files (Meal Master format) and optimizing the database search function.

Monday, June 15, 2009

What new in the 1.6 release (coming soon)

The most important features will be:

- import mxp files (MasterCook)
- 2 new fields: 'notes' and 'cooking time'

the 1.5 version has been tested with all the beta of firmware 3.0.
The App will be submitted to Apple only when I'm reasonably sure that is stable.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What's cooking?(in the next version)

The development of the App go ahead.
There are many news in the next major version.
The web interface will be enhanced with this features:
- browsing the recipes and the categories
- full editing of the recipe also with the image insertion
- backup and restore of all the database
- print of the recipes

The testing are in course with the localization of the new pages.
After the application will be submitted to the Apple.

Stay Tuned

Lo sviluppo dell'applicazione sta procedendo.
Ci sono molte novità nella prossima versione.
L'interfaccia Web è stata potenziata con queste nuove caratteristiche:
- si possono sfogliare le ricette e le categorie
- possibilità di inserire, modificare le ricette
- è possibile fare il backup e il ripristino del database
- le ricette possono essere stampate

L'applicazione è in fase di ultimazione e di test.
Subito dopo sarà sottoposta alla Apple.

Rimanete sintonizzati

Some features will be subject to change and a Apple approval.
Alcune caratteristiche sono soggette a cambiamenti a alla approvazione di Apple.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

About 1.4.1 version BUG

I'm very sorry, a stupid bug are in the switch of 'use fraction in quantity'.
I will release immediatly a new version without the issue.
The Apple employs about a week to approve and insert the update in the store.
You can insert the recipes that are shown with the decimal but in the next release will be automatically converted to fraction by the program (i.e. 1.5 -> 1 1/2).
Sorry for the issue.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

About 1.4 version coming soon

I'm testing the 1.4 version that introduce new features.
- a customizable grocery list
- the field time of preparation
- the 5 stars like iTunes for vote the recipe
I hope to release from 1 week or 2.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pour les utilisateurs de la langue française

Si vous avez des problèmes, n'hésitez pas à m'écrire en français.
; )

About the 1.3 version

I have some users who have reported connection problem with the wi-fi network.
The network configurations are very different and for understand the issue I need to know some information like the hardware (mac or pc) the OS (windows XP, Vista, Mac OSX) and also, if you can, the type of network (example router at home, access point public or at work etc).

I have a little suggestion: verify that the IP address shown for the iPhone is the same that you have in the iPhone configuration.
You can find your IP address going to
Settings > Wi-Fi > 'your network' > DHCP see the IP
Address (something like 192.168.x.x)

Insert http://ipaddress:8080 in your browser witht :8080 at the end.
For example if the address are insert in the web browser

I have found a bug in version 1.3 that in some case can hang the app when a is recipe is sended.
I think to release a fix in short time.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I have received many suggestion for improve the app.
I would like to inform you about the news in the next version.
In the application will be possible manage the categories and will be editable.
I'm testing the app for the compatibility with the iPod Touch.
I will try to change the icons whit better images (I have read your review Squiggle_838 from UK) and hope that the look and feel of the app will be better.
I don't know the time of release but I'm working to end as soon as possible.
Thanks for your suggestions.