Progress

Thought I’d post some screenshots of the app I’ve been working on. It seems to hang together but the next stage is to test it properly.

Another thing I need to do is prepare the web page for it, so I knocked up some ficticious records and this is what I came up with.

The main screen is split into two tabs. First, the meds you’re on currently:

and second, a list of all the meds you were *ever* on:

The way you add and remove meds from the list is using the “Add” dialog.

The neat thing about this dialog is that it allows you to part-type a name, then scurries off to find all matching meds in either the UK or the USA. I’ll probably add more countries as I go on – the EU is a prime candidate but right now, they’ll still be in sync with the UK. The drugs above, I haven’t a clue what any of them do, but they are all officially prescribed by our NHS.

This was actually surprisingly easy to write, but a real pita to search for the information. It is all publicly-available, but they don’t make it easy. One medical company quoted me thousands for just the UK data, and here I am bundling it into a piece of freeware. What good value 🤣

That’s basically it. It’s meant so that you can keep your own record on your own PC. But, if you do want to share the information with anybody, it has a PDF export function which produces the following kind-of thing.

So now I suppose I’d better start testing the bloody thing. Meh, tomorrow.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

3 thoughts on “Progress”

  1. Money, money, money! Makes no difference (we don’t care) if it causes pain and suffering – GIVE US SOME MONEY! Then maybe, just maybe, you might get one-third of what you need. Unless, of course, you give us MORE MONEY! What? You want it to be accurate and complete? Pffft! Good for you, Mr. Bump.

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    1. I suppose I cannot crow because for many years I made a very good living from writing software to make rich people richer. But what we learn as we get older…
      Certainly anything designed to help people manage their health should be free. The first app I developed was specifically aimed at managing diabetes.
      Actually it made for interesting technical decisions because, having decided I wanted these things to be free, I had to use components which themselves were free.

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