Estimating Your Future Cycle Dates in FemCal

Posted by jonathan on December 06, 2011

Once you have entered at least one complete cycle in FemCal, FemCal will use the dates to estimate when your future cycles will occur.

Estimated Future Cycles in FemCal

Estimated Future Cycles in FemCal

As you enter and chart more information, such as basal body temperature, peak cervical mucous, ovulation tests, FemCal will estimate when these will occur in future cycles.

Tap a future estimated cycle to see these dates.

Nixie Clock Radio Now on the App Store 2

Posted by jonathan on December 06, 2011

My new app, just a simple alarm clock and streaming radio is now up on the app store.

3-in-1 functionality, with streaming radio, alarm-clock and sleep functionality. 100′s of built-in radio stations and background streaming.

Nixie Clock Radio

Nixie Clock Radio

This is my go to radio, and alarm clock. Works even on iOS 3.1.3

Click here to visit Nixie Clock Radio in the App Store.

 

New FemCal Feature: Ending a Cycle

Posted by jonathan on December 04, 2011

If you’ve forgotten to enter a later cycle, then FemCal statistics on cycle lengths may indicate longer cycles than is actually the case.

We’ve added a new feature to help correct this.

Ending a cycle in FemCal

New Ending a Cycle Feature

Tap on the left part of the button to let FemCal end the cycle at the default day, usually the day before the start of your next period, or tap on the right to make this the last day of this cycle.

This feature will help FemCal be as accurate as possible when estimating dates for your future cycles.

As always, email us with problems, praise or new suggested features.

FemCal and FemCal Lite Versions 1.9.1 Now Released

Posted by jonathan on October 19, 2011

The iTunes App Store came through and approved the updates to FemCal and FemCal Lite in record time. The issues with entering days with just medications, and with displaying the correct WiFi address for accessing the built-in FemCal web-server have been fixed.

Please sync / backup your devices and update.


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FemCal 1.9 Bug: Exporting Cycles and Backing-up via WiFi 2

Posted by jonathan on October 17, 2011

Apologies to anyone having difficulties with downloading PDF cycles, or backing-up data over WiFi. This is due to a bug in FemCal with reporting the wireless address of the iOS device. This occurs under iOS 5.0, but does not otherwise affect the ability to download PDF charts or your information. Only the address to type into your computer browser is reported incorrectly.

There is a suggested work-around available:

  • Set your iPhone to Airplane Mode, then immediately turn on WiFi again. The string to type into your computer browser should then be reported correctly.
  • You may also read the wireless address from the iPhone settings page. Remember to add :8080 to the reported address to access the iPhone FemCal web-page.

The first bullet above is the recommended solution until we can push an update to iTunes.

Note: If you know how to find the wireless address of your iPhone directly, you may also do that. Remember to add port :8080 to the ip address.

Again, our apologies, this will be fixed in the next release. Thanks for your patience.


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FemCal 1.9 Bug: Saving Days with Just Medications 2

Posted by jonathan on October 17, 2011

Apologies to anyone who is unable to save days that just include a medication. This is a FemCal bug and will fixed in the next release. No data from previous versions has been lost, though days with just a medication will not be visible right now.

There is a suggested work-around available:

  • For now, enter a note or at least one other piece of data when entering a day for which you only want to enter one or more medications.

Again, no data from previous versions has been lost, as FemCal preserved the previous data files from versions of the app older than version 1.9.

We will fix this bug just as fast as we can, then we will deal with reimporting older data correctly.


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FemCal 1.9 Now Up On the App Store!

Posted by jonathan on October 14, 2011

FemCal has been received a pretty serious update recently. Here are some of the features that are implemented in this new version 1.9:

  • Support for Apple’s AirPrint. If you have an AirPrint system, supported by your iOS device, then FemCal will be able to print to it.
  • Retina graphics. These are already in FemCal Lite. They are now in FemCal too, including an updated main icon.
  • Improved localization. FemCal will use your localization settings correctly. This includes display of times, dates and numbers. If you write your basal body temperatures like 97,8 then this is now how it will appear in FemCal.
  • Improved cycles page. Your cycles are now all loaded at start-up and available in the cycles menu, and in the download page. You can instantly pick a cycle to chart, or to email, and the your current cycle is always highlighted on the screen in blue text.
  • Improved downloads page. The PDF download page has been improved, with thumbnails of your cycles and a new look.
  • Local backup and restore. You can now export all your information out of FemCal as a single data file, and reenter it at a later date if your iOS device gets reinstalled, or if you get a new device.
  • Gesture support. Swipe up and down on the calendar to move between months. Swipe left and right on the editing page to move between days. This is a great feature if you got behind and need to enter data for several consecutive days.
  • Improved charts. The PDF chart format has been tidied up a little with a lighter look, and better formatting for really long cycles.
  • Better performance. Most areas of FemCal have been improved in performance, whether moving from day to day, or entering your information. We’ve worked hard to give FemCal a more responsive feel.

This is quite a big update, in preparation for even more interesting changes. We hope this will bring some users back to using FemCal, and help more people adopt FemCal as their charting software of choice.

As always, let us know if you have problems, questions, suggestions etc.

Thanks for using FemCal!


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FemCal Version 1.9 Coming

Posted by jonathan on September 30, 2011

Well, some great news to report. FemCal has been receiving a pretty serious update recently. Here are some of the upcoming features:

  • Support for Apple’s AirPrint. If you have an AirPrint system, supported by your iOS device, then FemCal will be able to print to it.
  • Retina graphics. These are already in FemCal Lite. They are now in FemCal too, including an updated main icon.
  • Improved localization. FemCal will use your localization settings correctly. This includes display of times, dates and numbers. If you write your basal body temperatures like 97,8 then this is now how it will appear in FemCal.
  • Improved cycles page. Your cycles are now all loaded at start-up and available in the cycles menu, and in the download page. You can instantly pick a cycle to chart, or to email, and the your current cycle is always highlighted on the screen in blue text.
  • Improved downloads page. The PDF download page has been improved, with thumbnails of your cycles and a new look.
  • Local backup and restore. You can now export all your information out of FemCal as a single data file, and reenter it at a later date if your iOS device gets reinstalled, or if you get a new device.
  • Gesture support. Swipe up and down on the calendar to move between months. Swipe left and right on the editing page to move between days. This is a great feature if you got behind and need to enter data for several consecutive days.
  • Improved charts. The PDF chart format has been tidied up a little with a lighter look, and better formatting for really long cycles.
  • Better performance. Most areas of FemCal have been improved in performance, whether moving from day to day, or entering your information. We’ve worked hard to give FemCal a more responsive feel.

This is quite a big update, in preparation for even more interesting changes. We hope this will bring some users back to using FemCal, and help more people adopt FemCal as their charting software of choice.

Thanks for using FemCal!

FemCal Ovulation Calendar now has Notes Right on the Chart 1

Posted by jonathan on July 01, 2010

We’ve had many many requests for this, and we hope you will be happy with it. In fact, we’ve somewhat revised the reports in order to free up space for a notes and procedures section. As of FemCal version 1.8 (waiting for review with Apple) both ‘other procedure’ and ‘notes’ entries will now be included at the bottom of reports.

This works for both current cycles going forward, and for past cycles, so you can go back and generate new reports for past cycles. Here’s an example of the new format:

New FemCal Cycle BBT Chart with Notes and Procedures

New FemCal Cycle BBT Chart with Notes and Procedures

As always, please email us if you have any problems, or if you have ideas for new features.

FemCal Lite and FemCal:Period and Ovulation Calendars Updated 2

Posted by jonathan on June 27, 2010

We recently updated both apps for changes in Apple’s latest iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.

Aside from the changes needed due to Apple, we’ve also updated FemCal Lite to be able to display the last 90 days worth of data (instead of 60), and changed the charting section to be able to display any of the stored cycles in FemCal Lite. We hope this is useful for folks using FemCal Lite. Write and tell us if it is.

FemCal has been updated to run better on the new iOS 4 on iPhones and iPods, and on iOS 3.2 on the iPad. We are currently working on further updates for FemCal to upgrade the graphics for the fantastic new display on the iPhone 4. We are also working hard to improve how charts are displayed.