It’s been a bit quiet lately. But this is not for lack of effort I put into iStayHealthy. In fact, this summer saw a new release of the Android version (2.0.7). The next event will be a release of iStayHealthy for the iOS (iPhone) platform. Version 3.2.0 will contain a number of new features:
- Store additional results: apart from CD4/Viral load values, users will be able to store, blood sugar, cholesterol, blood cell count, blood pressure and weight (see preview screenshot below).
- Side Effects have been completely reworked: you will be able to choose from a list of side effects that can happen when on anti-retroviral treatment. This list is not specific to a particular drug - but rather a comprehensive list of side effects that may happen. You will also be able to qualify the side effect by severity.
- Likewise, Missed medications now offer a way to store the reason why you forgot to take them.
- The way side effects or missed medications are managed has changed as well. You will be able to access it directly from the HIV drugs view (the previous way of doing it was too counter-intuitive).
- You will be able to put ’end treatment’ date - and record your HIV medication history. For that I added a row on HIV drugs named ’previous medication’. When you enter an ’end date’ to your current medication, the meds will be automatically moved into the previous meds category.
- I cleaned up the General medication view. Having Other Medication, Illnesses and Clinics all in one view was just too packed.
- Some other UI improvements - like when adding Results. In the current version you have to tap on ’Done’ to ensure the data get stored. In version 3.2.0 you’ll be able to edit the data on the fly and the app will ensure that a record is always retained - whether you tap on ’Done’ or not. That way, when you hit ’Save’ all edited fields get saved.