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"I love pMD! I wasn't sure how to feel about it before we started using the software, but now I can say I love it!"
Toni Knight, Biller, University of Tennessee Medical Group
Nov
17
2011
Doctors Are Loving pMD On Android!
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The October 12 beta release of pMD for Android has delighted us and our customers. Android beta users describe the app as sophisticated yet easy-to-use, and they're even happier than the early adopters who first tried our iPad, iPhone and BlackBerry apps in years past. We've been writing native mobile software since the days of the Palm II, and we keep improving our process and our technologies with each new platform.

Android is a fantastic, capable platform for software developers who put the time into writing a great app. But there are fewer guidelines and limitations than on other platforms, so it's easy for developers to take shortcuts. As a result, many apps don't work well when there is no cell signal, or they can end up freezing the phone, losing data, or worse.

pMD for Android doesn't have these problems. Dr. Chad Barnes describes the experience by saying, "I've been using pMD for Android and I really like it a lot. It was smooth and intuitive to learn. It's going great!"

We respect that doctors are too busy to fight against hard-to-use software while still doing their jobs. So while many people have low expectations when they download an Android app, our bar is higher than it's ever been. This was a labor of love, and few organizations will ever invest that much of themselves in a single platform.

Every pMD employee switched to Android to make sure that we understood the platform and its conventions. We know what it feels like to use a great mobile app, and we each brought our own high expectations to the table as we tested our app. That's how we delivered an amazing app from the very first beta release instead of subjecting our users to a trial-and-error process.

Dr. Sukrut Dwivedi, who uses the Droid Incredible 2, told us that the beta version is "very easy to use." Our customers are loving the app as much as we did during the development process, and that makes us happy.

We're excited to release the app to even more devices with Android version 2.3 ("Gingerbread") and higher before the end of the year. The lucky Droids that are supported by pMD so far:

Motorola Atrix 4G
Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola Droid 2 Global
HTC Inspire 4G
HTC Sensation 4G
HTC Droid Incredible 2
HTC Thunderbolt
HTC EVO 4G
Samsung Galaxy S 2
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (starting Dec 1, 2011)

 

The Android beta has formed a waiting list, but if you're interested in being involved, please email us at support@pmdsoft.com so that we can help you get started as soon as possible!

 
November 17, 2011