The reviewers at the Apple iTunes App Store have approved the revised version of the EP Mobile app. For information on why the app needed to be revised, see my earlier posts on the subject. I removed the drug dose calculators (note though that the Warfarin Clinic module was not removed), but added detailed drug dosing information and a creatinine clearance calculator that can be used while viewing the dosing information. Other improvements to the app have been made as well. The changelog is as follows:
Changes from version 3.5 * Removed drug dose calculators as requested by Apple (see developers guide section 22.9) * Added new drug reference section with creatinine clearance toolbar * Added creatinine clearance calculator * Added right ventricular hypertrophy criteria * Added D'Avila WPW accessory pathway location algorithm
I will release the new version in 2 days (March 22). If for some reason you can’t live without the drug dose calculators, then don’t update the app. Turn autoupdate off if it is on to prevent inadvertently updating the app. Regardless of the lack of drug dose calculators, I encourage most people to update the app, because I think that using the new drug reference information in the app is a better way to determine drug dosages, and because I will continue to add new features to the app, which will not be available to those who do not update.
Note that Android users of EP Mobile still have access to the drug dose calculators, as well as the new features noted above.
I hope that at some point Apple changes its policy and adds physicians to the groups permitted to write apps that calculate drug doses. After all, it’s what we do.
Countdown to version 3.6 release — Done! Released Mar 22, 2015!
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