Foster - Pill Reminder
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Foster is a pill reminder app with a few twists. We start out by making it easier than ever to correctly add your medication with suggestions from the Drugs@FDA Database. From there we allow you to add reminders for the times you need to take your medication(s).
Going forward, every time you correctly adhere to your medication schedule you'll give more life to a growing, evolving tree on your Foster home screen. Take your medications consistently to see it flourish.
Foster allows you to quickly share your medication history with your physician or support network via email. You'll send them a beautiful PDF report that we generate locally on your device - no data is ever shared outside of Foster unless you say so.
Medication adherence is more than just solving forgetfulness. We've built in motivation with the Foster Tree, support by letting you share your history with your support network, and options by letting you compare prices and alternatives to your medications with our GoodRx Integration.
- Record Medication History
- Add New Medication
- Set Reminders to receive notifications
- Add Images to Medication to help w/ visual recognition
- CarePass Sync API - integration is limited for now - the CarePass Sync API doesn't currently support sharing medication info
- Track how your medication makes you feel
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- UI tweaks
- fix reminder edit bug
- improve reminder creation experience
Not as user friendly as I'd like
Great application in theory. It hasn't worked quite the way I would expect it to.
I've never gotten an audible alert from this app, so it's only when I happen to observe the alert in my notifications that I'm warned. Furthermore, even though I enter in the app at that time that I've now taken the medication, I still have alerts in the application telling me that I've missed X out of Y medications. Not true, and I'm very careful to enter it as well.
The application promises advice on how to take your medications, and while it's not necessarily something I need as I've been on all my medications for a long time now - it's also something I've seen no evidence of. If it is indeed there, it must be buried as I have played around with the application some.
While for some this may be great, it just didn't cut it for me.
I've used this application side by side with Pillboxie, which while not necessarily perfect, I found to be more to my liking.
Great idea, could use some improvement.
I found it simple to add my medications, dosages, times that I take them, etc. I like watching the tree add leaves, and become more healthy. The problem is that the reminder to take your meds is very easy to miss. It just makes its alert noise once, and that's it. It would be helpful if it had a "snooze" feature that I could push to remind me again in maybe 15 minutes, in case I wasn't home or was unable to take my pill at that exact moment. I would also like the option to choose different sounds for the alert tone. Overall though, I like this app better than any of the others I've tried, and it has definitely helped me stay on track with my medications.
Could be better
Created a 'test' run on 1pill & it worked great. However that pill was a daily pill.
I have 1 medication that's 8 (small) pills 1day a week. I split the pills to 4 in the am & 4 in the pm. I'm unable to set up a reminder that repeats on 1 day of the week. My version, which I downloaded last week only has a 'daily' setting for the frequency.
It also needs an 'edit' function so I can delete reminders that I no longer need.
While I enjoyed watching the tree 'grow', I've deleted the app :(
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Sep 11, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 2.5 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Thryve Co
- © 2012 Thryve, Co.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.