GreatCall make a cell phone called the Jitterbug, which is designed to be a basic and easy-to-use phone for people who don’t need all the advanced features that modern smartphones have. However, for people that do have those modern smartphones with all those advanced features, GreatCall have released an app called MedCoach which is designed to help keep track of medications for users in need of an app to keep track of this aspect of their lives on a deice that is always with them.
MedCoach allows users to log the medications they take, set up the times and intervals when they’re supposed to take them, and get notifications for when it is time to take their medication, no matter what type it is, from pills to injections and more. Users will get push notifications, and the badge of the MedCoach icon will update when it is time to take a medication. When the app is launched, users can view their reminders to take medication, log when they took the medication, with the ability to list reasons if they skipped taking it. It’s possible to view a medication’s information with the ability to view a medication’s facts and possible side effects. It’s possible to edit and modify the list of medication and times to take them, as well.
The app offers easy access to the latest notifications from the bottom of the app on most screens. There’s a central MedCoach hub that offers quick access to the app’s features, with the ability to view refill information, doctor & pharmacist information, medication history, as well as MedCoach account info. The app offers the ability to get help on any page by simply shaking the device. The app is available as a free download for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store. It requires registration at the initial app launch, but this is free and anonymous, only requiring an email and password to be registered.