Just in time for the 2nd anniversary of iStayHealthy (it was launched on 2 Mar 2011), Apple made a new version of the app available for download on App Store. The new version includes a few bug fixes:
In addition to that - and following discussions/feedback from users I made the data entry for Viral Load results more obvious. (See the note below). In the new version I hope you should have no difficulties in finding where to enter your results.
With regards to viral loads: I also had a few discussions about the clinical level of detection (i.e. the definition of "undetectable"). Traditionally, this level has been at ca 50 copies/ml. However, as tests are getting better, this level has gone down. Nowadays, some tests have a threshold of 20 or even in the single digits.
For that reason, I changed the behaviour of the viral load handling: unless you mark a result as "undetectable" it will show the numerical value you entered.
A final note: when you restart the app data syncing with iCloud is happening in the background. Don't be surprised if the charts look empty for a few seconds. Once the syncing is done, the charts will be filled again.
A couple of users asked me how to enter Viral Load into the app.
Entering the Viral Load value actually works exactly in the same way as entering/editing a CD4 count.
Tap on the space just above the "undetectable" switch. As for CD4 counts, that space has a dummy text "Value" (in grey) in it.
Once you tap on it - the keyboard pops up and you should be able to enter the numerical value.
When you're done entering/editing your results hit the "Save" button at the top of the menu.
One note on Viral Load undetectable status: the threshold for "undetectable" changes from test to test. Some of them go as high as 200, others may be as low as 50 (or even less than that). Also - some clinics may give you the VL value irrespective of whether it is undetectable or not.
In iStayHealthy, the lowest numerical threshold for VL values is 40. Below that the app marks results as "undetectable".
So if you are given a numerical value in the range of 0-40 - it might be worthwhile checking with your doctor/clinic at what stage they would say a VL result is "undetectable"
19 Oct 2012 iStayHealthy version 3.2.1 issue
Some users experience crashes on iOS devices after upgrading to version 3.2.1. This is related to syncing between the app and iCloud (even if you are not using it).
Try the following:
- go to Settings menu on Home Screen
- select iCloud option
- if possible/available - scroll down until you see 'Documents & Data'
- if 'Documents & Data' is turned Off - change it to 'On'
I am getting reports from users that the app still has problems even after upgrading to 3.2.1.
The issues are related around the synchronising between the app and iCloud. The problems look like this:
I sincerely apologise to all users who experience these problems and promise to continue working on a solution.
Apple just approved a new version of iStayHealthy on 16 Oct 2012. Version 3.2.1 has a number of bug fixes. But more importantly I worked hard to get iStayHealthy working with iCloud properly again - for iOS 6 devices, that is.
I recently got a message from a user saying, his iStayHealthy app doesn't start up or exits unexpectedly after he upgraded to iOS 6. I tested this and it seems to be related to iCloud being enabled.
Version 3.2.0 of iStayHealthy for iOS was submitted to Apple for review today. I hope they'll get to review it within the week.
It's been a bit quiet lately. But this is not for lack of effort. In fact I have been busy working on a new iPhone version for iStayHealthy. Version 3.2.0 will have a whole load of new features:
Other changes include the General Medication view, which has been cleaned up (listing other meds, clinics and illnesses all on one page looked a bit crammed).
I am currently testing the new version - and plan to submit it to Apple sometime in the week commencing 10 September.
I got reports from some users that they can't save their results. It looks like they hit the 'Save' button straight after entering the results. To avoid that, ensure that you do 'Done' on the keyboard first for every result you enter - and then hit the 'Save' button.
I'll change that in the next version.
version 3.0.0 has been released on 18 December 2011. And since then it has enjoyed record number of downloads.
The new version of iStayHealthy for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod) will be submitted to Apple's iTunes within the next day or so. I just wanted to give a heads of the list of new features.
The side bar has more details - and screenshots for each new feature.
I hope that Apple will approve the new version - and if yes, I hope it to be available for download just before Christmas.
I hope that iStayHealthy is as simple and straight-forward to use as one might expect from an iPhone/iPad application. This site summarises all features and gives some hints as to how to get the best out of iStayHealthy.
Many of you sent me mails with questions and suggestions on how to make this app better. Keep on doing that. This app is for you after all.
Finally, this site refers to version 2.0.2 of iStayHealthy.
There are a couple of issues with installing iOS 5 on your phone:
iStayHealthy functions are broken into 5 categories
Supplementary functions are