22 JunFiled under blog
I am very excited to announce that today we are releasing a public beta of PatientView, our software for managing patient information anywhere there’s a mobile signal. We’ve been working on it for over a year and are downright ecstatic to see it reach this point and go out ‘on its own’ so to speak. Below, you’ll find a video tour and a few screenshots of the software:
B is for Beta and for Bugs
We’re releasing PatientView as ‘Beta’ because it’s not yet ready for production use. We ask that you help us change that by reporting any bugs that you may find to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us what you did just before the error, what you expected to happen, what happened instead, and describe any error messages that popped up. Additionally, if you have ideas for PatientView that aren’t bugs, but fall more in the ‘feature request’ category, then please send those in an email to email@example.com
How To Install & Run PatientView
1) Prerequisites – Make sure that you have at least Java 1.5 installed. If you don’t know for sure if you have Java or what version it is, you can execute the command ‘java -version’ in the terminal and it will tell you what you need to know. If you need to get Java, go here to download the Java Runtime Environment 6.0.
2) Go here and download the PatientView version that’s right for your computer. If you’re a Mac user, you’ll want the .dmg, if you’re a Windows user, you want the one labelled ‘Windows’, and if you’re a Linux user you should pick the version that matches your architecture (i686/ia64/x86_64). To find your processor architecture on Linux, execute the command ‘uname -p’ in the terminal.
3) If you’ve run FrontlineSMS in the past and want to continue running your old FrontlineSMS instance in the future then you should save your FrontlineSMS properties folder. This folder is located in your user directory/FrontlineSMS, and is called ‘properties’. Just rename it something that you’ll remember so that when you want to switch back, you can just re-rename it ‘properties’ again, and everything will be back to normal.
4) Run PatientView. There are slightly different instructions for each system:
Mac – It’s a .dmg, so it’s pretty straightforward. Just click on the FrontlineSMS icon inside the mounted .dmg folder.
Windows – unzip the folder and double click ‘FrontlineSMS.bat’.
Linux – unzip the folder and double click ‘FrontlineSMS.sh’
And that’s it! If you’re having trouble, please don’t hesitate to ask the implementer’s list by emailing your questions, what you’ve tried, and what errors you’re seeing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, we’re hiring
Software developers with enthusiasm for our cause should say hello and send a resume to email@example.com.
- Dieterich -