SINOVO and Red Five Labs team-up to bring SiDiary to Nokia S60 mobile phones
Friedrichsdorf/Johannesburg (South Africa). SINOVO, makers of SiDiary, the most popular diabetes monitoring software, and Red Five Labs, a leading mobile-technology company whose framework Net60 enables .NET applications to run on SYMBIAN mobile phones, announce the upcoming availability of SiDiary for Nokia S60v3 platform.
SiDiary was written for people suffering from Diabetes by people who are themselves suffering from the disease. By enabling accurate daily monitoring of key health metrics, both the patient and the healthcare professional can make the therapy more effective.
Initially written for the Pocket PC platform using Microsoft's .NET Compact Framework, SiDiary was subsequently adapted to run on Windows Mobile Smartphones. Unfortunately, in Europe & Asia, the majority of Smartphones happen to be running Symbian OS and Nokia S60 user-interface which are not compatible with .NET applications like SiDiary. Therefore SINOVO was missing the potential of the single largest Smartphone platform, unless a full rewrite was undertaken.
By licensing Net60 from Red Five Labs, SINOVO are able to bring their flagship product SiDiary to the S60 market in a matter of days. This should translate into an estimated five to ten times increase in the number of SiDiary users, thus improving the daily-life of thousands of people suffering from diabetes.
Net60 enables .NET Compact Framework applications to run virtually unchanged on S60 devices. Using C# and Visual Basic .NET in Visual Studio, developers can now use the .NET Compact Framework environment to build applications for Symbian devices. For SINOVO, this also means a drastic saving on the development costs of a specific S60 version, but also on subsequent maintenance costs: A single version need to be maintained for both Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms. "We are really glad to have come across Net60", says Alf Windhorst, SINOVO’s CEO and Founder. "It is enabling us to address the Symbian S60 smartphone market, with very little investment and no risk".
For Dusan Babich, CEO of Red Five Labs, "The partnership with SINOVO is a perfect example of the added value brought by Net60. We help enrich the S60 platform, with great apps like SiDiary which otherwise would only be available on Windows Mobile."
About Red Five Labs
Red Five Labs is a leading provider of enabling software for mobile applications, including ground breaking Net60, the world’s first commercial .NET Compact Framework implementation for Symbian S60 phones. Net60 makes application development for S60 much easier by leveraging existing .NET source codebases and competencies. It ensures the cost efficient deployment of enterprise business-critical applications to mobile field personnel using popular Nokia E & N series devices. Red Five Labs is headquartered in Johannesburg, the heart of South Africa’s business and technology sectors, and has offices in Nantes, France.
SiDiary (www.sidiary.org) is diabetes management software (not only) for diabetics. With this application someone can track all of your diabetes data (i.e. blood glucose levels, ketones, carb intake, injected basal and/or bolus insulin or pills, blood pressure, weight etc.) on a mobile device (Pocket PC/PPC) and/or on a Windows-based desktop computer. SiDiary gives graphical feedback about the quality of one´s diabetes parameters (either on your Pocket PC and desktop computer) and helps to improve diabetes.
In addition to several sums (of insulin, carbs etc.) it calculates an A1C approximate value which is pretty important for each diabetic. Since this parameter is just an approx. value based on the data tracked with SiDiary, it couldn't replace an A1C value taken and analized by your lab!
About SINOVO Ltd & Co KG
SINOVO Ltd. & Co. KG (www.SINOVO.net) stands for spreading, highly integrated, mobile and compatible treatment and therapy systems in the health-care market. SINOVO helps its customers to lower expenditure of time, complexity and costs. SINOVO increases the success for the treatment and herewith the health of the customers. The risk of subsequent illnesses will be reduced and lowers the costs for the health system!
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