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.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone interested in helping out with testing the upcoming versions of Meds Tracker? I’ve got the next version almost ready to go but was going to have a few users give it a spin before releasing it more broadly.
The main new feature for this next release is support for specifying custom daily schedules. E.g., you’ll now be able to say you want to take a medication at specific times such as 9am, Noon, and 9pm every day. No more trying to figure out how to get some schedules to work with just the ‘Fixed’ and ‘Sliding’ schedule types. That said, both of those will continue to be around as they remain the best options for certain scenarios.
If you’re interested, please send a quick mail to email@example.com and you’ll get some more details in a week or so when I have the first beta build ready to go. Thanks in advance!
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.
- 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.