Last year we partnered with Cheeney Media Concepts to port their medical education app CME Genius over to iOS. Recently we talked with Kristoffer Bakken, Lead Mobile, and Web Developer at Cheeney Media Concepts about their experience.

Screen Shot of CME Genius.
Screen Shot of CME Genius.

How did you come up with the idea for CME Genius?

We were approached by a doctor to create an app that would help other doctors keep track of their continuing medical education credits.

What did you learn as you developed it for the Android?

The pace at which Android itself was being updated was outpacing my own development of the app. As I got further along, newer libraries would be released that did what I was trying to do better than the libraries I had implemented earlier in the project.

What were you looking for when you decided to port the app to iOS?

After an unscientific survey of our target demographic, it seemed pretty clear that we were missing out on a large audience by only developing for Android. BrightDigit was very good to work with. Communication was always very open and prompt, and Issues and features were very well organized. t Cheeney Media Concepts about their experience.

Screen Shot of CME Genius.
Screen Shot of CME Genius.

What were some obstacles that BrightDigit was able to help with that benefitted your process as a whole?

Having a fresh set of eyes on the project brought a new design style to the app, some of which I incorporated back into the Android version. Seeing that the dashboard on the iOS app was much cleaner and easier to understand at a glance, we redesigned the Android version to reflect the simpler look.

If you are a doctor or a nurse, you'll want to check out CME Genius for Doctors and CE Genius Nurses for iOS and Android.

If you have any apps you need ported over to iOS from Android, please let us know. We'd love to hear how we can help you out.

Do you have an occupation which requires continuing education?
Post a comment below if you use a mobile app to do this or you could use one to help track your credits and lessons.