Posts tagged ‘mobile’

SNI Mobile on Android tablet

Android users, we have not forgotten you! Our SNI Mobile app is running on iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones, but not on Android tablets…. yet.

Take a look at these screenshots…. we are working on it! Click the image for a full size version.

The menu available on Android OS 3.0

Recent articles...

Reading an article

Reading a post

News from the societies

Pretty neat… There is no release date planned at the moment, but we’ll keep you posted on the progress!

Decision support for epidural hematoma

(this is a guest post from, slightly modified for Surgical Neurology International)

The Brain Trauma Foundation has created and published guidelines on the treatment of brain trauma a few years ago. The Guidelines for the Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury are available as PDF and in a searchable online format. What lacks, is the availability on a mobile platform, preferably as an interactive decision support system (like their Head Injury Prognosis calculator). Seems an excellent topic for NeuroMind 2 (appears in Q1-2012).


The guidelines are text-based, no flowcharts have been provided. This makes direct implementation of the guidelines in an app difficult, as I think I need to make clear what algorithm is used in the app. In the end, if you intend to use it to make decisions, you need to be able to check the algorithm in case you want to. So here is the 1-2-3 of converting a text-based guideline into an application:

  1. Read the text of the guidelines (or in this case: the Recommendations)
  2. Create a flowchart from the text
  3. Build the app based on the flowchart

I will explain more about the symbols that are used in the flowchart in a separate topic. Until then, this Open Course Ware tutorial gives you a nice introduction.

Epidural hematoma

Now here is the flowchart I created:

And here is a screenshot of the app:

For some more details and screenshots, click here.

Pieter Kubben
Information Technology editor
Surgical Neurology International

From medical knowledge to practical healthcare

Pieter Kubben, Information Technology editor for Surgical Neurology International, recently spoke on TEDxMaastricht on knowledge management in medicine, in particular on clinical decision supporting systems. His presentation is now available online on the official TEDxTalks YouTube channel.

iPad update for SNI Mobile available

And that’s three in a row! After the updates for iPhone and Android, the new version of SNI Mobile for iPad is now available in the App Store as well!


iPhone update for SNI Mobile available

The update for our iPhone application is now available as a free download from the App Store.

Here are some screenshots:

Android update for SNI Mobile available!

The update for SNI Mobile (version 1.1) is now available as a free download from the Android Market!

The deprecated Forum category has been replaced by the new Societies category. Updates for iPhone and iPad have been submitted to the App Store, and are expected to be available within 1 week.

Here are some Android screenshots:

Update for SNI Mobile coming up!

The SNI Mobile application will soon be updated to fit the new menu of our website. The Forum entry will disappear, and the new Societies entry will be prominently visible. The underlying structure of the Societies menu has been updated to go along well with the new app.

Here are some screenshots of what the new iPhone version will look like (click for large version):

iPad app available, iPhone & Android app updated

SNI Mobile apps banner

You may already know it from your mail or your colleagues, but our mobile app trilogy is now complete with the SNI Mobile for iPad app. It is available in the App Store as a free download.

Our apps for iPhone and Android have been updated. For iPhone this was necessary because MedKnow -the company that publishes our articles- updated the RSS feed to display the articles in reverse chronological order. In the first version of the iPhone app we did this manually, which was not necessary anymore (actually, what you got now was a double reverse).

For Android there was an issue that the app sometimes kept displaying the startup screen without actually entering the app itself. This should be solved now.

You may expect a minor update for the iPad app soon, which corrects an issue that happens when you start the app in landscape mode (which means that you hold your iPad “horizontally”). The home menu appears to start in portrait orientation (“vertically”) no matter in what direction you hold the device. You can now solve the issue by rotating the device from landscape to portrait and back. A final fix is expected within a few weeks.

For those who use other mobile device, you can visit our homepage and you’ll be referred to the new mobile section of the articles.

We are looking forward to welcome you as a visitor of our site, from your desk or “on-the-go”!

SNI Mobile for Android available

We are proud to announce that our Android version of “SNI Mobile” is now available for download in the Android Market! You can preview the app on Cyrket. To download, visit the Android Market on your handheld device and search for “sni mobile”. Needless to say, it’s completely free.

Further we updated our iPhone app to fit the updated RSS feed. It is now available for download from the App Store.

Last, our iPad application has been submitted to the App Store and we hope to get it approved within 1-2 weeks. We’ll let you know about that!

To finish, here are some Android screenshots:

Improvements for social networks and apps

Our RSS feed has been improved… an important improvement! For technical reasons we could not use it to update our social networks. Now we can! This means that as soon as new articles appear on the website, you will be noticed automatically on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Buzz. Until now we had to update those networks manually. The new method is faster!

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