I just submitted a free (ads-supported) version of Meds Tracker to the Windows Phone Marketplace. The paid version will still remain and I intend to support both versions, ‘Meds Tracker’ and ‘Meds Tracker Free’, going forward. The only difference between them will be that the free version will be serving up advertisements.
I’ll post once again when I get notification that it’s live in the Marketplace and update the Meds Tracker page to point to the two flavors of the app at that point.
Turns out there was a bug in the latest update of Meds Tracker. The summary is that the new Refills reminder support ends up crashing in what I’m sure is a pretty common user scenario. A new update (v2.04) was submitted this morning with a fix but users will not likely see that till early next week as it needs to get through the certification process. In the meantime, the workaround is to just not use the refills reminder feature and you should be good until you’re able to upgrade to v2.04.
Sorry I missed it in my testing. On the bright side, it helped validate one of the other new features, crash notifications, is working as expected.
The latest update of Meds Tracker was just submitted to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Here’s what current users will see when the update hits their phones later this week:
- Usability improvements. Reduced the number of taps required for the most common user actions (e.g., taking meds). Instead of having to select a medication and then tapping the ‘Take’ button, a single tap of the medication will now bring up the ‘Take Now’ confirmation page. That’s now two taps instead of three. To ‘Edit’ a medication, you just need to tap-and-hold a medication on the list until the context menu appears with the ‘Edit’ option.
- Refill reminders. You can now set when you want to get reminded to refill each medication. You’ll get a regular Windows Phone reminder and will also see a notification on the main list of meds when the refill date is in the past.
- Shelve meds. You can now temporarily pause taking a medication and Meds Tracker will stop reminding you to take it, move the medication down to the bottom of the list, and no longer list it as overdue. In previous versions, many users ended up deleting medications they stopped taking as they would pile up at the top of the list and get in the way.
- Streamlined several page layouts. The goal is to show more relevant information at the right time and unclutter the pages that started to get too dense.
- New ‘Notes’ field. Each medication now has a ‘Notes’ field that users can use to store whatever they feel is important. The ‘Take Now’ confirmation page now also shows these notes which is particularly helpful to remember specifics around dosage information or other instructions when taking each medication.
- Built-in Crash Reporting. This is something I recently added to some of our other apps which makes it easy for users to help us diagnose crashing bugs in our apps. This is one feature I hope no users ever see but provides invaluable help our debugging efforts.
Hope you all find this update useful and please keep any feedback coming!
Just got notified that the latest update for Calendar Calculator has passed the certification process. That usually means users will start seeing update notifications within the next 24 hours.
This is just a maintenance release that includes some changes that should make it significantly more stable in some very rare corner cases I’ve heard about from two users and it also adds automatic crash notifications that makes it very easy for users to send me more additional details on any crashes they run into that will be very helpful to have when trying to debug problems.