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FemCal 1.9.8 Now Available on the Apple App Store

We worked hard recently to bring FemCal up to date, and to fix some bugs introduced with newer iOS changes. Here are some of the features that are implemented in this new version 1.9.8:

  • Support for Apple Touch ID. If you set a password on an iPhone with a fingerprint reader, you’ll now be able to open FemCal by Touch ID.
  • Support for Apple iCloud Drive. If you enable iCloud on an iOS 8 or later device, then FemCal can share your data with your other devices. If you are still on an older iPhone 4, then it will work, but only between FemCal Lite and FemCal on the same iPhone.
  • Now enter up to 10 symptoms and medications per day. This has been requested many times, and is now available.
  • Various bugs fixed. FemCal should now work great with all iPhone screen sizes, and a crash when entering medications or symptoms has been fixed. A bug when downloading cycle chart or data has been fixed.

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 Update Awaiting Approval at Apple

Update 1.9.6 has been uploaded to Apple and is awaiting approval.
Changes include:

  • Fixed a crash bug whenever you scrolled to the bottom of the edit screen (though people generally only do this when entering medications),
  • Fixed the missing decimal in the temperature entry pad.

It’s been a while between updates. Hopefully this one will be well received.

Estimating Your Future Cycle Dates in FemCal

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.

New FemCal Feature: Ending a Cycle

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

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

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

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!

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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