Educational autopsy video, Q&A, case discussions and live streams.
The Autopsy App provides engaging, educational autopsy video, photography, Q&A and a live streams. We aim for a vibrant discussion with you on matters of life, health, death. Our goal is to make a difference in the here and now.
All video and photographs are provided by the written consent of the families. Patient and family confidentiality are protected for any and all videographic, photographic and/or other electronic material presented in the app. All material is from casework at Autopsy Center of Chicago. Thank you to the families for sharing the gift of education.
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Best autopsy learning platform
I’ve been following the Autopsy Center of Chicago on Facebook for months and when I saw they released an app I was nothing short of thrilled. Usually a membership via their website is $80+ a year, but for just $0.99 I was able to access a lifetime membership to their site and all videos on the app. The $0.99 deal is temporary, but if you can read this, and it’s still available, stop reading this and just download it.
I bought this app a little under a week ago because I saw preview video segments on social media through medical accounts. These advertisements said the app was where you could get full content as well as the desktop website. I pay for the app only to find out it’s pretty much a redirect to the desktop website and still only has one case (not even the full case) in the archive portion of the app. This was about 14 different 5 minute video segments. Now I see today that they have announced they will be taking that portion of the app down to only be on the desktop website too. This will essentially render an already empty app into a useless one.
They are also now pushing their monthly video subscription email service which costs $9.99 per month. (But don’t worry to make up for taking away all the value you bought in the app they’ll give you 6 months free of this service) what a joke. Just when I thought I found a useful medical information application that was actually interesting and informational.
Developer Response ,
We do not make any advertisements like that. Our desktop site is separate. Many people feel excited about our app content and project expectations on to the app, which leads to disappointment. We're wondering if that happened here. Most people enjoy what we offer on the app and we're clear on what that is. We generously added a holiday content bonus on top of this, which we have since taken down to minimize any confusion. The desktop platform is a significant expense with subscription at the university level. However, we are happy to offer the app to the general public at this minimal cost.
I expected longer videos
I would have been upset if I paid the original price, but I got it for $.99. The videos are very short (less than five minutes long) and part of the previous video (two minutes in some cases) is repeated in the next video. We also don’t get any answers in the final video. I don’t know if they did this to entice us to upgrade to the desktop version, but it leaves us hanging. At least add a text part explaining the findings & conclusions in the case.
The developer of this app seems to think that if you criticize their app or don’t praise them, you must be a disgruntled social media follower. How about looking at the criticism, make changes or just admit that what you provided was what you planned? Not every non 5 star rating is a personal hit job. Sometimes it’s just a rating.
Developer Response ,
We feel this comment is "not just a rating" but harassing and a smear and have reported it. We do not manipulate or mislead our viewers and consider such negative speculation about our intentions beyond any "regular rating." There is no basis to these claims other than disappointment based on misinterpretation of language. That's out of our control. I'm glad the app is engaging enough that this user wants more. The cases are indeed interesting and we show what we can, packaged in a way most people find accessible.
- Ben Margolis
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.