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July 22, 2010 / michael

Glucool major update

I’ve received loads of feedback, comments, bug reports from Glucool users, and it has been very exciting to observe this increased interest. This also means I’ve had a lot of work to do in order to keep everyone happy : ) The result is Glucool v.1.2, and it is the first major upgrade since the initial launch three weeks ago.

The main improvements have been on the charts’ side, and in rough lines it looks like this:

  • New pie charts for BG and BP values, giving an easy overview of the distribution of values in a selected time interval (e.g. low, normal, high, very high BS);
  • Improved BG graphs: you can now choose to highlight any “time of the day”, and the daily average and individual readings can be hidden if your focus is on something else;
  • Improved insulin graphs: as intake of insulin goes hand in hand with BS values, I’ve decided make the insulin graphs look a little more like the BS graphs, where individual doses are just marked with dots. Bringing this idea further, I also added a plot of daily average insulin doses;
  • Improved weight graphs, where BMI ranges are now also shown; you can now easily see if you are in the green, yellow, or red zone.

Here are some examples:

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Apart from that, I’ve made slight improvement to the alarms: when one is triggered and the notification shows up, you can now press the message, and you will be brought directly to the BG editor. Also, from the preferences, you can now set up custom ringtones – and thus never be in doubt when it is Glucool that is calling.

A few users seem to have had problems sending HTML reports by mail. I thought I had the solution (and as a by-product, also made it possible to send it using Gmail), but for a few it persisted. That’s why the report is now automatically written to the SD card when you press “Send”. If it doesn’t arrive, it can be fetched “manually” from the root of the SD card.

Finally, I’ve made a few aesthetic changes, notably in the BG editor, where comments, alarm and insulin have been moved to a separate tab. The hope is that everything fits on a single screen.

Am currently off for some holidays, but the ideas keep coming, so stay tuned, a lot of goodies are on their way!

July 19, 2010 / michael

WordLog updates

Just made a few minor updates to WordLog, making it, I hope, more complete as a reference dictionary.

  • More complete definitions, including examples, and a link to the Wordnik page for the word;
  • A “related” tab, which includes equivalent terms, synonyms, hyponyms, verb-forms, variants, cross-references and whatnot;
  • Spelling corrections: type “zeebra” and you’ll get the definition of “zebra”. Wow.

As such WordLog seems pretty complete, as I want to keep it as simple as possible. If time permits though, I’d like to incorporate more of Wordnik’s great features, must notably random words. It may also be nice to have links from related words bringing you directly to their definitions. Also, a backup/restore functionality is a must. Let’s see…

July 19, 2010 / michael

Weighty updates

We’ve made a few improvements to Weighty:

  • adding comments to each weight reading;
  • adding reminders for next records; custom notification ringtones;
  • cooler graphs with BMI ranges;
  • improved journal browsing;
  • shaped-up interface.

Because of these many extra features, I’ve decided to put up a paid version at £1.49, in the hope of getting some support for its future development. So far the free version is thriving, (just passed the 1000 download count, with 300+ downloads yesterday alone) and people seem to like it – hope it continues in this direction!

July 15, 2010 / michael

WordLog released

Fresh out of the oven, WordLog, a little personal dictionary to keep track of those words you encounter here and there. Read more here:, and enjoy!

July 12, 2010 / michael

Week 1: status

So, week one of our journey has now passed, and I must say it looks rather promising! Almost 1500 downloads, Heart and Weighty have both comfortably passed the 500 download mark, and Glucool is soon getting there. Check out very soon for a major push of new features!

July 8, 2010 / michael

Glucool reaches 100 users :)

New features include: HbA1c tracking and BMI calculator, and a few crucial bugfixes. And we’ve passed the 100 user threshold!

July 4, 2010 / michael

Heart released

Continuing our sequel of health applications, we give you Heart, an app to monitor things such as your blood pressure and heart rate. More info here: