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.
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
Not in Privacy Settings
You only have 2 pictures on your app. You do not include inhalers such as Spiriva, which uses inhalation capsules. I have to take a photo of the inhaler. Before I realized this I denied this apps access to my photos, figuring, "Why?" Your directions say to turn on access in Privacy settings, but this app does not show up in Privacy Settings, even when I reboot my phone. Your app also does not connect with Apple Health, and that is what I need. I use 2 inhalers, one of which is a rescue inhaler. Please improve and correct. Almost useless to me the way it is.
- 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.