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Comparison Review: Blood Glucose iOS apps

January 25, 2016 2 comments

[Note: If you are not a diabetic, or do not know a diabetic, this comparison chart will be of little interest to you]

MySugr

Glucose Buddy

Version Tested

3.9.0

3.7.0

Grade

B+

D+

Cost

Free/Pro up to $139.99

Free/Pro up to $13.99

Data Entry

A

D+

Charts & Graphs

B

F

Export

F/B-

D

Import

F/D-

F

Backup/Cloud

C

A

Email Data

F/B-

D+

Desktop Integration

N/A

N/A

Web Integration

B

A

Printing

N/A

N/A

Reminders

A

F

Insulin Correction Calculation

N/A*

N/A

Nutrition Calculator

N/A

F

A1C Estimator

**

N/A

Community

A

B

Annotation

A

C

 

 

 

* Not available in this version

** Need to be validated

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Review: Glucose Buddy (iOS App)

January 25, 2016 1 comment
Prepare to Tap!

Prepare to Tap!

App Name: Glucose Buddy

Version: 3.7.0

Developer: Azumio

Date Updated: October 12, 2012

Cost: Free; up to $13.99 for additional features

Overall Score/Value: D+

A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone.

Executive Summary

Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. An all-around painful experience with useless charting capabilities, whose only saving grace is the tight integration with a more-capable (but still limited) companion website. Read more…

Review: mySugr (iOS App)

January 25, 2016 1 comment
mySugr

mySugr

App Name: mySugr

Version: 3.9.0 (Current version 3.10.0)

Developer: mySugr GmbH

Cost:  Free, in-app purchase for full version $2.99/month, $27.99/year, $139.99/lifetime

Overall Score/Value: B+

A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone.

Executive Summary

The ease of entry for this diabetic logbook app pushes it to the current winner’s circle as the least onerous utility for the job, but weaknesses in import/export and charting plus an outrageously high cost severely detract from its appeal. [Note: The evaluation period for this app concluded the day the next version was released]

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Review: The Order 1886 (VG)

January 18, 2016 Leave a comment

PS4TheOrder1886Arguably one of the most beautiful, photo-realistic video game ever created, the gorgeous The Order: 1886 looks like it should have been an instant top 3 games of all times. In fact, if you go by screenshots or gameplay trailers alone, you could even be duped into questioning anyone’s willingness to pan such a glorious achievement.

Unfortunately, the beauty with The Order is less-than skin deep, as the underlying game commits the unforgivable sin of trading style over substance. The repetitive action sequences, clunky controls, and infuriating missed opportunities doom the game, relegating it to the dubious status of the most beautiful shooting gallery game ever made.

This spoiler-free review discusses the game’s high- and low-water marks and how it could have been so much more.

Score: 5/10

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