Here comes another app from Unbound Medicine, but this time they learned the game.. They are offering it at a low price so as to compete with the incredibly low prices that are seen in App store.
Diagnosaurus can be downloaded for only $0.99 from App store, Click here to download it.
Here’s how it looks;
The previous models from Unbound Medicine was in much higher prices such as Davis Drug Guide and Nursing Central. Probably they are experimenting with Diagnosaurus to see which model is going to work better. So far, all the iTunes reviews are positive for Diagnosaurus after 24 hours of its launch. Some reviewers of Davis Drug Guide have reacted negatively to the need to purchase content after downloading the free application, despite the company’s clear explanation of the subscription process on the app description. With Diagnosaurus you pay 99 cents via the App Store and that’s it.
It replicates the Unbound Medicine platform that we have seen so far in all of their apps, to the extent that they offer a link to online user guide which is the same for all of the apps. The platform features wireless updates [which is not so helpful for a static ebook such as Diagnosaurus!], multiple indexes, smooth navigation, crisp pages and an enjoyable user experience.
Diagnosaurus DDx is a simple listing of symptoms with their causes and related alternative DDx differential diagnoses, and it’s mainly composed of adult medicine material and no pediatric focus. For example, we don’t find febrile seizures, or infantile crying and the causes of GI hemorrhages are mainly in adult life.
However, it can be useful sometimes as it includes commonly encountered symptoms and presentations such as abdominal pain and electrolytes disturbances.
The app is Not a differential diagnosis analyzer and we cannot enter multiple symptoms to get the DDx list.
Our message to Unbound Medicine, is that “We love the price“.