We've been busy over the past few weeks and thanks to those that have suggested improvements and reported issues, you're making the app better for everyone.
- You can now check your dosage from the notification so no longer have to open the app to do so, just force touch
- We fixed the issue with the dosage notifications not always appearing
- Notes have now been added to the table when exporting data
- Dosage times are now customised to you and will appear using your phones settings of 24/12 hour times
We would love to continue hearing all your feedback, whats working, not working or any new ideas.
Ratings and Reviews
Anju - fantastic App just for the job
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with an arterial clot in my lower leg and now I will be on anticoagulant therapy (warfarin) for life. I was given a yellow book but with the eWorld and smart phones I searched for an ideal App. Having done a good 'search', the OATbook tops the bill.
As many other comments excellent App for monitoring and managing INR.
As far as support is concerned, ROB thank you so much for your very quick response. Some suggestions:
On the calendar next to dosage there is a 'grey tick' only on the past dates which I think is to indicate the dosage has already been taken or 'red tick' if you have forgotten or cancelled a dose - is that so? If so you could display that icon with an explanation for on the App info.
For entering notes - brilliant facility on the day but I would benefit from seeing the current date on the 'notepad'
I love the email facility with the 3 different options as I can email the information - chart and table to my medics. However, for me the notes facility is MOST important as my body is extremely sensitive even to things like half an avocado in a salad and rather than having to retype the information which I am noting on my OATbook notes could be sent along with the email.
I know I am asking too much but you did say that you wanted suggestions........
With kind regards, a fellow 'rat poison' Victim.
personally think this app is quite useful as I am a forgetful person at the best of times, so this little app pops up when I've scheduled my tablets to be taken. definitely worth not having the nurse look at me through her eyebrows when I say I forgot to take my tablets!
I would say however, another feature to add would be a time limit on when you can take their tablets, for example I am supposed to take my tablets between 6pm-9pm but often take it later than that, so I think the red X should come up if you've missed the dosage during the allocated time. I think this would make the individual take the tablet as soon as the alerts start. great buy !
Useful app! Not quite perfect tho...
EDIT: I've recently changed clinic and to venous tests which means if in range, I don't get my results for five days or so. This means with no result for my last test entered and no date for my next one, I'm left completely without reminders for up to a week after every test. The only safe way around this, I've found, is to not use appointments at all and enter a dummy one way off in the future. It seems a bit mad that the app defaults to no reminder if there's no appointment set! It's still quite awkward for adding one off/booster doses but when it works, it's great.
Old 4* review:
I agree with some other comments, not the most intuitive at first but the basic functionality is there and the support is prompt.
I've now been using this for a month and haven't missed a dose all year, so that's the main reason I bought it ticked off.
It need a proper way to record one-off or booster doses, I often have to take, say, 10mg two days after a low test and then back to my normal 7mg, there's currently no way to do this.
Better graph formatting (ideally zoomable) would be good, currently it looks like my INR has been going haywire when really the fluctuations are quite small.
iPhone 5 graphics would be nice.
iCal integration would be pretty awesome too since I use that to record other heart related stuff on the move.
All-in very useful, but missing that fifth star on the points mentioned above.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.