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This is a great initiative, I logged in the beta and tried a few things, which mostly worked, although somewhat slow. Probably a lot of hospital administrators active now :-)

What surprised me most is that the UI does not seem to be mobile responsive, and does not work well on smartphones. I would have guessed that in developing countries mobile use would be hugely important?




>What surprised me most is that the UI does not seem to be mobile responsive, and does not work well on smartphones. I would have guessed that in developing countries mobile use would be hugely important?

The UI is still a massive WIP, but I am working on making it fully responsive down to tablet size. Our goal is to accommodate viewports down to tablet because in hospitals where the software will be run (and is already running in a few CURE hospitals) medical and administrative staff will be using it from laptops and tablets.

Viewports lower than 600px are not currently a consideration, however, as we don't currently have a legitimate use case for the software on phones.


Are they likely to have smart-phones to use?


I think they might be more likely to have a smartphone than a desktop or laptop computer.


I just spent a week in La Gonave, Haiti. Everybody had smart phones...which was particularly impressive because electricity is hard to come by.


That's precisely why - You don't need 5 hours of electricity to get 5 hours of use on your smartphone, but you do need constant juice for a desktop PC.

A laptop would also give you more time, but not as much as a smartphone.


Or tablets. They are wipe-clean. Keyboards are a "germ" nightmare.


Many lower-middle class people have smartphones but not a computer because a smartphone is often much cheaper and also satisfies most of their needs for calling, texting, etc.




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