Diabetes Diary v1.5

The latest update to Diabetes Diary is now available in the App Store. This is a big update and includes a number of features you have been asking for, along with the usual round of bug fixes and performance improvements. Please note: Diabetes Diary now requires iPhone OS 3.0 or higher so make sure you have upgraded before you update.

In no particular order, here’s what you can expect from v1.5:


You can record carbs (in grams) alongside glucose readings and insulin doses. These appear in history list views but as yet don’t appear in the graphs.

Diabetes Diary carbs

Time of day

Diabetes Diary always allowed for free-text notes to be added to any reading but you can now specify a ‘time of day’ too. I originally described this as the meal associated with the reading but realised it could just as easily be a repeated action or event, such as exercise. As with insulin types there is a default list but you can edit this and add your own as you see fit. Each time of day has an associated start and end time which is used to auto-fill this information when you add a new reading. You can turn this off in the settings if you wish.

Diabetes Diary time of day

Back-up, restore and email

Up until now the only way to back-up your data was to use iTunes (your app settings and documents are backed up when you sync your iPhone / iPod touch) or download a CSV file of your history. In v1.5 the back-up server allows you to download and restore the Diabetes Diary database. The format of the HTML and CSV files is also much improved. Along with this you can now email your history from within Diabetes Diary and there is a setting for a default recipient to save you a few taps. You can email your entire history from the Manage screen or any previous month or the last seven days from their respective summary screens.

Diabetes Diary backup

Everything else

  • Option to display history in reverse-chronological order
  • Default injection site selection
  • Improved history list view which now include carbs
  • Month list is now a nice table
  • Send feedback email from within the app
  • Fixed daylight-saving bugs
  • Fixed CSV file date formatting bug to improve spreadsheet importing

Keep the comments and suggestions coming and I’ll see what I can include in future releases.

Squared: iTunes Featured App

Squared has been featured as a Staff Favourite app on the iTunes App Store :)

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Squared for iPhone and iPod touch

Squared logo

My first iPhone game is now available from the App Store! Its called Squared and is basically an iPhone version of the classic pencil-and-paper game ‘Squares’ (or ‘Dots’). There are four different grid sizes and you can play against the computer and see how many squares you can get on each or play against a friend. You can also play over peer-to-peer using Bluetooth – perfect for the back of a boring lecture which is where I used to play Squares :)

Squared screens

There is also a lite version which is free but doesn’t include peer-to-peer play and is ad-supported. Its free! Give it a try :)

Squared is built using Cocos2D for iPhone framework which I thoroughly recommend for anyone looking at writing iPhone games.


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