We are pleased to announce the launch of the Android version of our award-winning Diabetes Tracker App. The app was designed by experts – including people with diabetes, clinical specialists and user experience professionals – to help with diabetes self-management. It allows users to log and track a range of vital data, including blood glucose levels, insulin and carbohydrates, to share it with their healthcare professionals and visualise their results across days and weeks..
The iPhone version of the app, which appeared in September 2011, was a great success. It has been downloaded nearly 30,000 times, and went on to win a prestigious Third Sector Excellence Award in September 2012.
Following on from involving our users in the original development of the app, we have encouraged ongoing feedback since the app launched. Of the comments we received, more than one in four requested an Android version.
As well as a number of smaller improvements, the Android version introduces new features, in response to user demand:
In addition to the original social media sharing options, users can now export their saved data in comma-separated value (CSV) format in a spreadsheet, by email.
15 Healthcare Essentials checklist
This interactive checklist allows users to keep track of the diabetes healthcare checks and standards they should receive. The checklist explains the care they are entitled to, and lets them record when these checks have been made and set reminders for future annual checks.
These new features have also been incorporated in an updated version of the iPhone app, which has been submitted to the App Store and will be available as soon as Apple have approved it.
The Android app is available to download now from the Google Play Store, and the iPhone version can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.