Anyone who has used Duolingo for any amount of time will tell you - it's wonderful. Why is it wonderful? Well, it teaches you a foreign language and you can tell its working because you progress. There comes a point where you're typing (or swiping) whole sentences and you just get it. It starts to come together. Suddenly you can say "Our cat does not eat cheese" and then "His trousers are red" in another language. Your pronunciation is probably awful but so what?
The thing with Duolingo is this; it doesn't just teach you, it gamifies the teaching. Each lesson is packaged into little chunks and for each chunk you have 3 hearts, or lives. You can fail but you can't fail too many times. It's a bit like R-Type in that sense, and you can buy power-ups and extras (though I can't find the heart refill anymore, sadly). There's even a timed practice that really puts the pressure on.
So as you can tell, if you've ever thought about th…
ENTSHO, Resus Algorithms 2 and The DAS APP
This last week was pretty busy. I've released a new app, released a new and overhauled version of an app and released a teeny tiny update to another app.
The entsho.com app is out now for Android and iOS. It's a collaborative production with entsho.com
You can find it for download on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store now.
This is "Stage 1" of the ENTSHO release - there are three guideline sections but only one is available at the moment. The other two will be released in the next few weeks, as staggered releases. Thereafter the app will updated to reflect the guidelines at entsho.com.
Resus Algorithms 2
The popular Resus Algorithms was getting pretty long in the tooth and, more importantly, was out of date. Resus Algorithms 2 has the Resus Council (UK) guidelines from 2015; the latest versions.
iResus is back from the ether and this time it's by the Resus Council. It's similar but different to R…
Yes, 4500. That's some type of milestone because it's taken ages for the numbers to rise from about 4300 users. There were a few dips where I lost users but no matter - the point of Resus Algorithms is to get those algorithms into the hands of those that want and need them.
The story on iOS is a little different.
In the Google dev console I can see downloads AND current installs. On iOS I can only see downloads so I've no idea how many people are still using using Resus Algorithms.
On iOS there are 4910 downloads. On Android there are actually 7570 downloads. 3000 people uninstalled Resus Algorithms on Android. Can I accept the same proportions on iOS?
I'm going to assume, for arguments sake, that all 4900 iOS downloads represent users.
The latest NHS numbers, from this link - http://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/key-statistics-on-the-nhs - state there are 518864 doctors and nurses in the NHS at the moment.
So I have 1.81% penetration of my potential users!