Archive for August, 2012

My latest e-healthinsider article

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Categories: NHS

iMCQs in Biochemistry v1.1 submitted to Apple

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Thanks to¬†Rosemary Jamieson for pointing out a couple of bugs in this app. Ive deleted the buggy question and Ive rewritten some of the code that wasn’t performing as well as it could do*. Hopefully if everything is ok the update should be approved in the next few days and be available to download.


*The code seemed to work in OS4 but seems to misbehave in iOS5 and 6. So Ive rewritten it but kept the base version iOS4.3 in case there are any people who havent upgraded their iOS. FOr those that dont know – each release of iOS contains changes to the previous version – some large some small. Apple tend to add major new functionality like GameCentre and other things aimed at new hardware features but they also change behind the scenes things. e.g. they introduced Core Data, whereas before we had SQLite and PLists only. Other big changes include automatic reference counting and the apps being suspended rather than stopped on home button press. Some of the minor changes include things like one code changing or evolving.

Categories: apps, iMCQSinBiochem

My latest e-health insider column

August 12, 2012 Leave a comment

My latest e-health insider column

On whether one system suits all?

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New UITableView format for new apps

August 12, 2012 Leave a comment

I am currently working on 2 new apps. As mentioned one is going to be free and is the work of some local final year medical students who want to pass on their knowledge. The other is with an accountant and a lawyer who want to do MCQs for their professional exams!

Great – both groups however felt the random question style of iMCQs where you get asked 20 or 30 random questions wasn’t right for their apps and wanted the questions to be more in a list. The UITableView style works wonderfully for this so ive reworked the code to work in this style. It still works on iPad and iPhone devices and has a few nice features. In many ways it looks more like Xrays4Medics.

I may upload some screenshots soon once im at a beta with real questions in.

Categories: apps