The idea behind this application is that it will help you track and manage your Vitamin D.
This new version integrates with the Apple Health app to make seamless data exchange possible in the following ways:
* on setup, profile information is fetched from the Health App if the user allows it
* the user's weight (a factor in D generation) is fetched on an ongoing basis, making it unnecessary to update it
* the app will write vitamin D doses, including session information into the Health app
You setup basic information one time, like your height and weight and skin type and then any time you are outside, during the prescribed hours (and parts of the year), you can have it compute the amount of D you are getting in a stopwatch interface. It will also track how long you can stay out and warn you when the time is up.
The application will notify you with the next opportunity to generate vitamin D.
Each day, you can see forecasts based on your location, and you can also see the solar position, your generated vitamin D vs. target etc.
In the Pro version, you can see your exposures' history and you will be able to schedule future events for next exposures.
Fix for button not appearing to start session on ipad: when we overhauled the interface this link got broken. Sorry!
Ratings and Reviews
A lot of problems here
UPDATE: Don’t bother reaching out to the developer. When I made them aware of the issue on Twitter, with a supporting video/screencast of the issues below, they were rude and dismissive. I’m disappointed they couldn’t be bothered to take these issues seriously, and that they’d pass the blame on to me despite video evidence that their app has two serious bugs that disrupt a user’s ability to use it at even a basic level.
First, it’s defaulting my location to Saudi Arabia, though I’m in North Carolina. When I try to add my location, the map feature fails to find an address. Even when I manually enter my specific city, state, and country, it insists I enter the specific latitude and longitude of my location, which is incredibly bizarre. Never has an app asked me to manually enter my latitude and longitude. When I try to cancel the process of adding a new location, the app won’t allow me to return to its home screen. I had to force quit the app and reopen it to do so. I’m not sure how functional this app will be if I can’t even enter my proper location, and it’s suggesting sun times for a country halfway around the world.
Developer Response ,
You don't have to enter your location, the app gets it automatically. If you turn that on you will see that. That's why no one else is complaining about this.
A useful app that could use some polish.
I like this app and the ability to track my vit D. I live in the Pacific Northwest where supplementation is a must. I paid for the in-app upgrade and having the extra information is helpful but I’m not sure it was worth it. One thing I would like to see is improved background images and the ability to choose my own and I believe adding them as part of the paid upgrade package feature would be reasonable. In fact, I suspect your app would sell more upgrades if the upgrade included some personalized options. The current blue sky with clouds is ugly. It is all stretched out and distorted on my screen. I have the beautiful new iPhone XS Max and let’s face it, people prefer visually appealing apps. If you’re not willing to supply more options then allowing the user to upload their own background image would be appreciated.
Aside from the amateurish unfinished look, this app is great. With improved visual options/look included with the paid upgrade this app would be 5 star.
My first impression of this app is that it is on the right track. Here are a couple of suggestions, along with a comment on the video and the study.
1. Please consider adding a back button for those of us with quick fingers. Specific example: “Do you know your Vitamin D level?” I accidentally hit the yes button, and could not go back. I was able to close the app & reopen without disruption, but I wasn’t sure that would be the outcome.
2. Sun exposure option: A little more information about considerations for answering this would be helpful, along with a seasonality option. I think Vitamin D can be stored for up to 2 months. That said, I don’t get the same exposure in the winter that I get in the summer. Will this app provide opportunity to adjust exposure later?
Video comment: I’m not sure if there is supposed to be sound on this video, but I didn’t hear any. The slides had a lot of writing, making it necessary to jump back and pause the video to read it. Without sound, much of it seemed up to the viewer’s interpretation. I got the gist, but skipped the last minute. Overall, the video was not useful.
Study comment: Reviewing the option for the 5-year study, I applaud your attempt to get users to pay for their own lab tests, but I am not willing to pay that much for lab tests so that the researchers can publish results and reap the rewards. Perhaps others are.
- RobCo, Inc.
- 45.6 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © ontometrics 2015
- In-App Purchases
- DMinder Premium $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.