Just want to give everyone a quick update on project status for iDry.
The app is fully specified (over 140 pages!), and software development is well underway. We are, I would guess, about 50% finished with coding, which for those of you who know anything about software development, means we’re about 20% finished with the project itself, allowing time for testing, minor design changes, and bug fixes. Target completion date for building version 0.1 is end of July, at which time we will begin the research study part of the project. Version 1.0, the first public release to the App Store, will come out after the research study is complete and we’ve responded to what we learn in the study.
We are also working on a few other fronts. Xiao Hui, our intrepid research associate, has finished building the interventions database, and is now hard at work building the “pads and diapers” database, which already contains several hundred different brands, sizes and varieties. She’s got the database finished, and is now contacting the various manufacturers to obtain samples. So yes, we expect to have hundreds of samples in the office soon, and if we are particularly unlucky, we will receive hundreds of BOXES of samples. We plan to perform capacity testing on the samples, and donate the rest to a local charity. Suggestions welcome!
We are also starting to set up the research study, where we plan to test the app with UI patient volunteers from three local urology practices (one serving mostly men, another mostly women, and a third focusing on geriatric patients). Not much progress there, as we are waiting until the software is closer to completion.