iGyno: Written iPhone App Review
It’s difficult to argue the fact that smartphones have developed to become more than just a business and/or entertainment tool. iPhones and the iPads are used in industries such as aviation, education, and medicine every day, making them an invaluable resource for professionals. The best part about this is that these professionals often collaborate and create apps for the rest of us, bringing their knowledge and expertise right to our fingertips.
One such app, iGyno, is the brainchild of collaboration with doctors from the American Gynaecological Association. Developed by Mirco Bettelini, this amazing app is perfect for women who like to keep track of what’s going on with their body.
Concept and Functionality:
It’s easy to get grossed out and think that you’ll never need or use an app like this. However, I definitely encourage you to swallow your pride and take the plunge, mainly because iGyno is packed with useful information which can help you understand your body.
One of the first things I noticed about iGyno is the design. Between the beautiful animations and bright colors, it’s far from your typical medical or health app. The menus are very simple to navigate and it doesn’t take long to learn your way around the app.
If tracking is your thing, you’ll love the personal calendar. You can insert daily notes as well as how you’re feeling when your menstrual cycle starts and throughout its duration. iGyno also does its best to provide you with menstrual predictions based on the dates you enter, which definitely helps with planning events such as vacations.
Not all women are created equal, though, meaning iGyno might not always be accurate in telling you when your next cycle should start. Even if this is the case, iGyno is still a very useful app. Along with tracking dates, you can also set up alerts to remind you to complete a breast self-exam or take your daily contraceptive pill.
Lastly, iGyno is also perfect for mothers who are expecting a child. The app will count down the number of days until the baby’s due date. This truly is a well-rounded app for women thanks to its many uses.
One of the most interesting features included with iGyno is a menstrual forecast which not only predicts the start of your next cycle, but days that you’re most likely to become pregnant and even days on which the baby is most likely to be a boy or a girl. Naturally these predictions aren’t set in stone, but it’s still pretty neat to be able to see such information.
Another great feature is a section of iGyno which teaches you how to perform effective self-examinations to check for breast cancer and other problems. Considering there are over 226,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer per year, you really can’t afford not to take preventative measures.
Worried about others accidentally (or intentionally) discovering the data you’ve entered in iGyno? The app offers password protection to help prevent app access. Remember to set this up immediately, though, because the app isn’t locked by default.
Finally, you can backup, restore, and sync data within iGyno across a vast number of devices via iCloud. You can even transfer events recorded in the app to your iOS Calendar app.
$0.99 will buy you a truly amazing app for women of all ages and stages. Whether you’re someone who just wants to remember the dates of your cycles or you’re interested in preventative health, I definitely recommend downloading iGyno.
iGyno is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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