iStayHealthy - the free mobile health app

    
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Introduction
iStayHealthy is the mobile app for iPhone/iPad and Android devices. Having worked in HIV charities in Germany and the UK for many years it is my contribution to the community. iStayHealthy is completely non-commercial and free of charge. The first version of the app was launched on iTunes in March 2011, with the Android version following in November 2011.


iPhone Screenshot of iStayHealthy


My main aim was to give people living with HIV a tool that helps them manage their condition better. In particular:
  • to record and review their essential blood results (CD4/Viral Load)
  • to record and manage their current medication (anti-retroviral as well as non-HIV specific meds)
  • to set medication reminders helping users taking their medications regularly and on time.
I am very pleased with the success iStayHealthy enjoys. And I am very grateful for the great support I received from POZ magazine - and lately - Gaydar to help promote the tool. As well as, of course, the MANY users that contacted me directly and helped steer iStayHealthy in the right direction.

Ultimately, our main goal should be to eradicate HIV from this earth. In the meantime I hope that this tool empowers users to continue leading a fulfilling and healthy life.

News
6 August 2014
iStayHealthy version 4.0.0 - and soon 4.0.1 (maintenance release) - has been published and is available on the AppStore. It has a load of new functionalities. But here are the highlights
  • Version is now available as iPhone as well as iPad app
  • layout and design received a once-over
  • a Medication Diary is available allowing you to track your med intake on a day by day basis. You can monitor for a period between 1 and 3 months. This might be particularly useful for people who just started their treatment
  • the list of available meds was updated and now includes HIV as well as HepC meds
  • liver values can be added as well
  • the charts can be configured to show more than just CD4 and Viral Load. 
  • the default charts are CD4 and VL combined

16 August 2013
For iPhone users of the app: sometimes the app takes a while to load the data. During this time, the data will not be displayed in the app. On some devices, the loading indicator isn't shown. This will be fixed in the next version. In the meantime, I suggest to wait for a couple of minutes, the data should then appear.

For Android users: there will be a small update to fix an issue with sending results by email shortly.

9 June 2013
Small maintenance release for the Android version of iStayHealthy.
Version 3.0.3 fixes issues with saving cholesterol and Dropbox backups.

6 June 2013
There is a new iPhone version of iStayHealthy live on iTunes. Version 3.2.4 has a few minor (but important) improvements, foremost import of data from email attachments, login recovery, easier side effect entries and HIV web links.

29 May 2013
Following the release of v3 of iStayHealthy for Android - there is a new maintenance release ready. Version 3.0.2 has a few bug fixes plus a different way of editing/recording side effects. 

A new version of iStayHealthy for Android - version 3.0.0 is out and live on Google Play. It's got a host of new features - but the main new thing is to be able to browse additional charts of medical results (such as cholesterol, blood sugar etc).
Users who were previously on version 1.x of iStayHealthy are advised to reinstall the app - too many changes were made since then.

2 March 2013
A new version of iStayHealthy for iPhone - version 3.2.3 is available for download from the App Store. It includes a few bug fixes: 
  • emergency number saving
  • alert setting
Also, it should make viral load entry a bit more obvious. The password handling has been made safer. However, this means that you will need to reset your password (once) after upgrade and restarting the app.

18 Oct 2012
Users are reporting problems with the latest update of iStayHealthy for iPhone (version 3.2.1). I am sorry about the problems and will continue working on a solution.

16 Oct 2012
Version 3.2.1 for iOS has been approved by Apple today and should be ready for download shortly.
On 13 Oct I uploaded a new Android version of iStayHealthy (2.0.8). This is to include Stribild in the list of anti-retroviral drugs.

20 September 2012
If you are upgrading your iPhone to iOS 6 and are using iCloud to backup iStayHealthy data, you may experience hang-ups when starting the app. You could reset the iCloud settings in your Settings Menu on the Home Screen. See more in the iPhone section of this site.

9 September 2012
Version 3.2.0 of iStayHealthy for iPhone (iOS) has been submitted to Apple for review this afternoon. I hope they'll get to review it within the next week.


  


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