By Shaun Austin Limited
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If you have asthma or other respiratory conditions then a major part of your regular treatment involves using inhalers.
One of the main issues with the use of inhalers is that it is often difficult to know when one is empty as even when the medication is depleted an amount of propellant still remains, so simply shaking the inhaler is an inaccurate method of determining if the inhaler needs replacing.
This application, which has been tested by real asthma sufferers in the field will help you to track and record your inhaler
Designed to be quick and easy, you simply add the inhalers that you use and whenever you take a dose, you simply run the application and tap the entry for the corresponding inhaler. The remaining medication in each inhaler is clearly displayed to help you to anticipate when an inhaler will need replacing.
What's New in Version 1.12.2
- Changed app display name to "Inhalers"
- Minor cosmetic corrections.
Not worth the price.
Does what it says, it counts down the remaining puffs in your inhaler.
It is however a very, very basic app. For $1.99 I was expecting to get an app that had more thought put into it than this. One particularly frustrating thing is that there is no visual or audio confirmation when I tap an inhaler on my list other than the very small sized number of doses remaining going down. For those like me who are older and have eyes that don't see small text very well an audible click or visible flash when an inhaler is tapped would be very helpful. The way it is, it is very easy to accidentally tap on an inhaler without ever knowing you did it. So it can not be relied upon to - accurately - count down the doses taken.
I rated this app with 3 stars only because I do like the basic idea behind it. If it would have been priced at $0.99 I would have felt better about it, but at $1.99 I'm left feeling ripped off. I have many higher quality apps that were free or $0.99, so I was expecting a well thought out and professionally made app for the higher price I had to pay.
Over-hyped, has problems - needs serious work
An inhaler counter is useful only if it is clear, foolproof and well-featured,
This is the only reason to have one.
You don’t want to lose data, or be unable to adjust the actual application time (seems to me you don’t get a choice to make adjustments - it takes the current time only?) Its too easy to muck up the dosage counter accidentally, by resetting the values while flipping around. You get one field for dosage - and no deviations. Thus if its a 2 inhalation dosage - that’s what it ticks off, even if for some reason another value is required. However, no dosage time period. The 2nd line (med description falls off the screen!) I have to reconsider down to 2 stars.
I spent money on this & its not worth it to me. Medical apps require a higher standard.
The screens shown are nice enough. The ability to change between 2 colors of inhaler in the picture works fine enough.
But if I can’t feel secure in the data… I have trouble believing that its worth my time or the money I spent, even at 99 cents.
Not what I was looking for...
What I really need is an application that tracks my medicine automatically, instead of me doing something in the UI that moves the medicine forward (such is the case with this app), it should automatically move forward assuming that I took the medication unless I notify otherwise. I would also like a way to take a photo of the box that the medicine came in so I can track when my prescription runs out, or maybe there is a form I can fill out in the application that tells me three or five days before my medication runs out that I need to call the pharmacy
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 14, 2010
- Version: 1.12.2
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Shaun Austin Limited
- © Shaun Austin Limited 2009
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.