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Over 500 downloads so far and more bugs fixed….

October 22, 2012 2 comments

Thanks to Australian Doctor M.C. Schieb, FRACP, Sydney, Australia, who posted detailed notes on minor bugs/typos on our existing questions – I pulled the upload that was waiting for review – and have uploaded a new version thought still called v1.1 with all his spotted bugs removed. Largely my fault – in that some of the copying and pasting of questions and answers into the database went wrong in places and after a while you get word blind to errors and need a third party to review them.

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v1.1 Prep4Finals uploaded

October 21, 2012 Leave a comment

ive just uploaded  v1.1 to apple.

it included 20 new Qs, 10 in derm and 10 in psychiatry.

It also has a few bug fixes to layout and formatting and takes on

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229 downloads day 1 & bugs found and fixed!

October 20, 2012 2 comments

The good news is Prep4Finals had 229 downloads on day 1!

The even better news is ive found and fixed the menu bug but Doh! it was a stupid mistake.

Because i added the code that showed how many questions you had got right and had answered at the last minute – i forgot that on the menu items that dont have it – you cant just say nothing – you have to clear it.

so my fixed code becomes:

switch (indexPath.row) {

case 0:

cell.textLabel.text = @”Instructions & Introduction”;

                cell.detailTextLabel.text = @””;

break;

case 1:

cell.textLabel.text = @”About Us & Release Notes”;

                cell.detailTextLabel.text = @””;

break;

case 2:

cell.textLabel.text = @”Courses & adverts”;

                cell.detailTextLabel.text = @””;

break;

default:

break;

}

with the bolded lines being added to clear the cells subtitle on the row that don’t need a subtitle.

Ive also fixed a couple of other formatting errors on a couple of pages.

I plan to upload before the weekend the new version to Apple – however i will see if I can get some extra questions added first. If not then I’ll do those next week.

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Prep4Finals out!

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Yes Prep4Finals is out!
I’ve downloaded it toa fresh machine and it seems to work fine…..
However I’ve noticed a couple of little bugs…
Why the front menu has gone wrong I’m not sure and will look at later…
There are a couple of text formatting errors that need correcting but they are minor.
Basically for speed I did the text in a UItextview which is simple but doesn’t allow much formatting.
My ultimate aim is to move It to a UIWebview so I can use full HTML formatting. I. Might just correct the little errors first though…..

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My latest e-health insider article

October 18, 2012 Leave a comment
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Prep4Finals approved by Apple!

October 18, 2012 Leave a comment

After 10 days in a queue Prep4Finals has been approved by Apple.
I’ve set launch date to be tomorrow Friday 19th hopefully to catch people for the weekend.
The guys have set up a Facebook page and a twitter feed both under the name prep4finals

Hopefully it gets a load of downloads

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Prep4Finals Uploaded to Apple

October 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Ye s finally – v1.0 of Prep4Finals – a free single best answer MCQ app using the UITableView Style has been uploaded to Apple for review. Its a universal app that works on the iPhone and iPad.

It has >130 questions in it written by current medical students and some recently qualified doctors. See below!

We already have more questions written for an update – but we wanted to launch the app so I put a hold on adding them and got v1.0 built. However v1.1 will follow shortly. We also have a roadmap for new features and enhancements should the app prove popular!

If you are interested in writing questions (full in app thanks given) or advertising a course or such like get in touch.

Text from iTunes:

This free application has been designed to be a companion to those about to sit finals. It includes xxx single best answer questions covering medicine, surgery and specialties. To ensure its helpfulness and accuracy all questions have been scrutinised by three consultant physicians practising at teaching hospitals, all of whom are actively involved and qualified in medical education. One of the key differences between our app and other books/websites is the quality of explanation of each question. We have included detailed explanations for correct answers but also for each incorrect answer. This app aims to test your knowledge and understanding of key topics that are regularly examined in medical school finals. Our application includes questions from the following specialties: Cardiology Respiratory Gastroenterology Haematology Renal medicine Endocrinology Neurology Acute Care Upper GI surgery Lower GI surgery Psychiatry Paediatrics Obstetrics & Gynaecology Medical statistics In addition we are updating the application in December 2012 to give an extra boost to your finals prep. Also look out for our upcoming book. Good Luck. Prep4Finals Team: Jacob C M Low, Osman Hussain, James C I Crichton, Anatalia Moore, Husna Ibrahim and Chun Wai Sin.

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