Introducing Peekify

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PeekifyIf you ever find yourself listening to playlists on Spotify and curious to know who’s song is playing, you may find Peekify useful. If you’re like me and are always listening to playlists of music you haven’t listened to before and find yourself constantly having to switch to Spotify and back, then Peekify may be a perfect match for you.

Peekify takes up a tiny sliver of your screen to show the currently playing song’s title and artist. When Spotify moves on to the next track, Peekify momentarily displays the newly playing song’s album art, song title, artist’s name, and album name. If you want to give it a try, download it from the Peekify page.

Here’s a quick zoomed-in screencast of Peekify in action:peekify

Meds Tracker v2.20 — Bug fixes

Just submitted an update to the store which should start making it to devices in the next couple days. This one has a few layout tweaks as well as a fix (finally) to a somewhat rare case where the live tile layout was broken.

Meds Tracker v2.19 — Backup to OneDrive

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The latest version of Meds Tracker is now available on the store and it finally has support for backing you meds list to your OneDrive account. This feature is now available in both the paid and free versions of Meds Tracker which means it should now be painless for users who start with the free version to upgrade to the paid version (no ads and richer scheduling support). It also comes in handy for other scenarios like upgrading to a new phone and not having to re-enter all of your medications again.

You can read more info on how backup/restore works here. Lastly, this update only works on devices running Windows Phone 8.1. Users running Windows Phone 8.0 or earlier devices and still use the previous versions of Meds Tracker but new updates will only be happening for users of the 8.1 or newer versions of Windows.

Meds Tracker v2.14 – Three new features

The latest version of Meds Tracker is now available and comes with the following goodness:

  • Instead of just setting the next reminder, it now sets several in advance. This was a much requested feature as users wanted to keep getting reminders/alarms even when they didn’t get a chance to go into the app and record the fact that they took their meds on time. Note that you’ll still have to record the various doses you took inside the app eventually as there’s no way for the app to know otherwise.
  • In addition to hours and days, you can now specify the frequency you want to take a medication in minutes. This allows for scenarios such as 45 minutes or 90 minute frequencies instead of the previous restriction to whole hours when using the ‘fixed’ or ‘sliding’ schedules.
  • For those who have chosen to use the audible alarm setting for reminders, you can now specify ‘quiet hours’ in the settings page. This allows you to set a start and end time during which any alarms will revert back to simple (and more quiet) reminders). This was also a pretty popular request ever since I added support for audible alarms.

Already working on the next version of features and hope to have that out sooner than later.

Meds Tracker v2.13 – Minor update

Just submitted the latest version of Meds Tracker to the Windows Phone Store. It should be available in a few days. Only noticeable change is that the medication name is now (once again) included as part of reminder and alarm notifications. You still need to launch the app to let it know you’ve taken the medication but you at least no longer have to open the app to know what medication you’re being reminded to take.

Meds Tracker v2.10 – Now with alarms

Just submitted v2.10 which adds an option to use alarms instead of the much more subtle (and therefore easier to not notice) reminders. This has been a popular feature request for some time. To take advantage of it just enable the “Use attention grabbing reminders” option in the settings page.

Meds Tracker v2.09

Just submitted an update to Meds Tracker (and Meds Tracker Free). It’s a minor one with no new features but it does have a few fixes that I’m hoping address a crash that only a few customers seem to be running into.

I’m hoping to find some time to get full Windows Phone 8 support in soon as well.

Meds Tracker v2.08

Just submitted the latest version of Meds Tracker to the Windows Phone Marketplace. That means existing users will be getting the update some time in the next week or so. It’s a minor update but here are the details:

  • Email meds list improvements. The list of meds is now alphabetized, shelved meds are listed separately at the end of the email, and better support for meds with ‘custom daily’ schedules.

 

Meds Tracker v2.07

Another new version of Meds Tracker for Windows Phone is now available. Here’s what new:

  • Custom schedules. You can now specify the exact times you want to be reminded to take a medication. This was a very frequently requested feature.
  • Richer missed dose info. The ‘take confirmation’ page has been updated to inform users of missed doses and some other relevant details.
  • Tons ‘o tests. Lots and lots of tests were added to try to minimize the chances of any bugs leading to incorrect calculations in schedules, etc.