iPhone/iPad Support

Note: iCookbook captures data about the use of the application to help us to understand how we can make the application better, we do not gather any personal data.

Attention Apple iOS7 users: we are aware of some stability and functional issues with iCookbook running on the newly launched iOS7. We are investigating these issues now and will have updates for the app soon. Please check back here for news and watch the App Store for an update.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

FAQ

Do the recipes have nutritional info?

Many do, but not all of our recipes include nutritional information. The ones that do are indicated by an “i” in the Nutrition Box (adjacent to the Difficulty box). We have plans to add more health-conscious recipes to our app in the future so please watch for those.

I have a lot of my own recipes. Can I import them into iCookbook?

Currently, the only way to add your own recipes into the app is by entering them individually into the app in the My Recipe section.

Can I delete recipes from iCookbook?

iCookbook does not currently allow for the deletion of a recipe. However, you can group your recipes by using My Recipe Box and Meal Builder.

Here’s how it works: From a selected recipe, simply touch the Star icon to add the recipe to My Recipe Box or the Plate icon to add it to Meal Builder. Both icons are located on the top bar of the selected recipe. Once you’ve tagged the recipe, you can easily locate it by touching My Recipe Box or Meal Builder, located in the bottom bar, for quick access. Doing this, would help you narrow down your view to only recipes that you like.

Why aren’t more recipes scalable?

Not every recipe is scalable. For some recipes, particularly baking recipes, the ingredients interact in a very complex way that can’t be reproduced mathematically. Therefore, we enabled iCookbook’s scaling feature only for those recipes we knew would work properly.

Recipes for which scaling wouldn’t work were excluded from the iCookbook scaling feature. To make more servings of these recipes we recommend that you make multiple batches of the recipes as written; to make fewer servings, make a full batch of the recipe as written, then reserve leftover servings for later.

If I manually add recipes to iCookbook, are my recipes backed up in iTunes? If something happens to my iPad, can I recover my recipes again?

We recommend that after adding personal recipes to iCookbook, you backup your iPad to iTunes. Any recipes you enter manually will be backed up as well. In the event something happens to your iPad, a Restore from Back Up will restore your recipes.

Instruction on how to Backup an Restore your iPad.

Backup:

1. Connect your iPad to your PC or Mac.

2. Open iTunes (if it doesn’t open automatically)

3. Once iTunes recognizes your iPad, right click on the listing for your iPad under “Devices” in the menu on the left side of the screen.

4. Select “Back Up”.

The backup process copies everything on your iPad to your computer, so if you have a lot of apps and data it may take a while to complete.

Restore:

1. Connect your iPad to your PC or Mac.

2. Open iTunes (if it doesn’t open automatically)

3. Once iTunes recognizes your iPad, right click on the listing for your iPad under “Devices” in the menu on the left side of the screen.

4. Select “Restore From Back Up…”.

5. In the popup window, select the backup to restore and click restore.

Once the restoration is complete your iPad should have all the data and apps from your last back up.

Release Notes

iCookbook 2.0

iCookbook 1.1 for iPad

Initial Release 1.0

We are proud to release the iCookbook app.