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.
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!