As part of TechTool Thursday, I thought it would be interesting to look at more than just app reviews. This week I interview Peter Canning
Tell me a bit about your medical background/career?
When did you start becoming involved in health innovation?
What led to you start building an app?
Where did you learn your IT skills?
The internet, and a lot of patience, is really all you need to start programming. I read various programming blogs and forums online and began experimenting with Apple’s software. Apple also provides quite a bit of sample code that allows comparison of actual code with the functionality of simple apps. My app has been built largely from trial and error
Have you been involved in other IT projects?
What has been the key to your success developing EM apps?
My app has been successful with an international audience, largely because its content is wholly within the app (not requiring streaming from an internet connection). The app is large, and I struggled initially with this decision; but now the app can be used anywhere at any time.
I was also lucky that when I started this project, a comparable app didn’t really exist. I found my niche.
What are you careers aims for the next 10 years?
What or who inspires you?
What advice would you give to a clinician wanting to improve their IT skills?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?