TECH TOOL UPDATE!
palmPEDi provides quick access to important drug doses for paediatric emergencies. It’s all done by weight (or an estimated weight based on age). Select the weight and a long list of drug doses are at your feet (fingertips) iTunes – Website
A couple of weeks ago I posted a review of palmPEDi . Pretty much straight after the review I was contacted by the developers of palmPEDi. And no, there was no wailing, gnashing of teeth or shouting. They took on board the review comments and updated their app.
Less than two weeks after the review was published, the palmPEDi update was released on the App Store…
They made two relatively simple changes and I believe these changes vastly improve the user experience.
Here are the highlights:
- Colours and graphics on the home page
The new colour design looks much better and more professional. Even I might have twigged they were from the Broselow Tape. The aesthetics may seem like a small part of the app but this is the user’s first impression when they open the app so it needs to look slick
2. Organisation of the main info pages – drop-downs
This change makes a massive difference to the user. Instead of having to scroll and scroll and scroll to find the phenytoin loading dose, with the new drop-down format it takes a second. All the main topic heading are listed as an index and the user can simply click to drop-down a topic and reveal the list of meds.
So there you go. Simple changes but, in my opinion, extremely effective. These changes make the app much more useful and will ultimately mean more sales of palmPEDi. A great job all round.
We have some promo codes to give away which means that some lucky readers can have a FREE copy of palmEM – the Emergency Medicine essentials app (which includes palmPEDi). This will save you $10.99
All you need to do is post a comment below suggesting an iPhone or android app to review; or a health professional involved in IT innovation whom you would like me to interview for TechTool Thursday.