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November 1, 2010 / michael

The 8pen: Reinventing the keyboard for touch-enabled devices

Here is what we’ve been working on in the past weeks:

 

 

We’re very excited about this. Read more on www.the8pen.com.

September 23, 2010 / michael

Bringing mobile dictionary search further with WordLog

WordLog v.1.4 is now out, and has several new features that we hope will make word search and discovery more efficient and fun. First some pictures:

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The most important new feature is found in the “Related” tab of a word: instead of just having a list of static, related words, you can now click on them and thereby embark on a navigation from word to word. We found this a huge improvement, giving users much better incentive to explore new territory inside the fabulous world of Wordnik.

Also worth mentioning is the new widgets: besides the existing search box widget, you can now display Wordnik’s word of the day, and by pressing the little circular arrow button, fetch a random word. Choose between single-function widgets or combine all these things into one widget via the configuration screen. Random words may also be fetched via the “…”-button in the bottom right corner of the home screen.

Finally some minor updates: Froyo users can now move the app to the SD card; search can be included in Android’s Quick Search Box, alongside web search, phone contacts etc.; backup and restore has been improved, notably with reminders (every 7 days), and the option to automatically schedule backups (also every 7 days).

Hope you like it ;-)

September 13, 2010 / michael

We’ve been featured on the Android Market!

This is awesome: http://fb.me/Gz6BFbe2. It’s an honour to be placed alongside great apps like SoundHound or Google Voice Search - we didn’t expect that one, or at least, not that early ;-) It’s really encouraging for the future of Glucool, as we sure do have loads of ideas currently on the drawing board.

As you may notice, the link brings you to Glucool’s brand new incredibly Official Facebook Page. Help us spread the word by Like’ing it, and let your friends know about it!

Closing this post with a last social update, you can now also follow us on Twitter, where all 3qubits announcements big and small will be posted.

Cheers for now!

August 22, 2010 / michael

Do you like our new UI?

Just pushed out to Glucool is the new, light-themed UI, replacing the old, default, dark UI by sleek, bright colors, as well as more streamlined icons. It looks like this:

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We believe that the light theme is more suited for health apps, and creates a more positive, fresh user experience. Hope you like it!

Glucool has now also been equipped with a little insulin dose calculator, which takes into account current and target BG, amounts of carbs and exercise as well as the BG/insulin and carbs/insulin ratios. The icing on the cake is that once the value computed, you can directly add all the data (i.e. BG, insulin and carbs) to your journal!

August 15, 2010 / michael

INRTracker released

Just released is INRTracker, a natural continuation of “Heart”, whose aim is to help patients on anticoagulants to monitor their International Normalized Ratio (INR) / Prothrombin Time (PT), crucial for proper treatment. Very similar to Glucool and Heart, you can:

  • Track your INR, medication, weight, exercise, and weather
  • Browse custom reports;
  • Visualize your data graphically;
  • See stats and key figures;
  • Send your report by mail, e.g. to your doctor;
  • Set up target ranges for your INR values;
  • Setup reminders for futures readings;
  • Much more!

So far only the full version has been launched, but in the next few day, a free, “Demo” version will also make its way and let users try it out and get a little flavour of the app.

Read more here: http://www.3qubits.com/inr.

August 12, 2010 / michael

Glucool and Heart minor updates

Just pushed a few minor updates out to Glucool and Heart:

  • Custom medication tracker: you can now enter custom medication, and keep track of your doses;
  • The BP pie charts have been extended to also include diastolic values.

And for Glucool specifically:

  • A carbs counter;
  • UI customization: don’t care about tracking your weight or your BP? Then go to the preferences screen and select “Data of interest”: you can then hide all related items from the UI, thereby creating an app suited exactly to the data you want to track.
July 24, 2010 / michael

Heart updates

Just like Glucool, I have just pushed the first major upgrade through to Heart since its launch. The main new features of version 1.2 are:

  • BP pie charts, giving you a simple overview of the distribution of your BP values (hypo, normal, pre-hyper etc.) in a selected timespan;
  • Improved weight graphs, with BMI ranges to easily see in which zone you lie;
  • Comments for each reading, e.g. “Just came home from running”;
  • Reminders for future readings, and custom ringtones;
  • Minor improvements on the weight journals; some measure their weight every day, others once a month etc; the journal now takes this into consideration;
  • HTML reports automatically written to the SD card, so that they can be fetched directly from there (some of you have had problems sending the report as an attachment – we’re still investigating the issue, but in the meantime, this kind of does the work).
  • UI shape-up (but the best is still to come ; -)
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