Posts Tagged ‘Android’
This afternoon, I was informed about Behavior Status being named as one of the HealthLines’s Top 10 ADHD apps for 2012. Here is the link to the list of top ADHD apps for 2012. This is the first year the app has been named to the list. Not to mention its in with very good good company including Evernote, Dragon Dictation and Remember the Milk.
I wanted to go ahead and pass along the news and also give you an update on what’s on the horizon for Behavior Status. Its been quite a while since the last update and unfortunately, its been long over due to implement support for Tablets and larger screens. As such the UI for Behavior Status is going to undergo a major refresh, including the following:
- Tablet Support
- Better use of screen real estate thought a 2 Column Layout
- Still under development …
- General Features
As the title says, what is Behavior Status anyways. Well Behavior Status is an application which runs on Android phones and tablets. It is designed to allow Parents and Teachers to track behavior of children. By tracking behavior you can look for patterns and/or determine what techniques work to correct behavior. At it hears Behavior Status allows you to track; however, in the future I hope to add other features to Behavior Status.
The concept is simple, you can go provide a list of children either in a single list or separate them by class. Once you have children you can tap on one and change the status from Green, Yellow and Red. Green = Good Behavior, Yellow = Minor Issue, Red = Major Issue. The meaning of each color is really up to you; although each day starts out as Green which makes it the default. Upon choosing a different status you will be prompted to enter a time (which defaults to the current time) and a Note. The Note field allows you to record why you marked the behavior change. This is the place for you to record why and what action was taken if you so choose.
Then once you are setting the status of children you can go back to a child view their history as well as export the information to a CSV file on the SD Card. The calendar/history view provides you with a high-level view of the month by color coding each day. For instance if April 1st the status started out as Green, changed to Yellow and finally Red the Calendar Day will display Red. One of the items often missed in behavior status is the ability to tap on days in the calendar.
Once you click on a day in the Calendar you are presented with a log for that given day. Within this view you can access all of the status changes as well as the notes throughout the day. If for some reason you need to go back and add a status change in for a given day you can Add a Note by clicking the Menu button. In addition you can also send an email with the status changes as well as the notes recorded throughout the day. This can be very useful for teachers to be able to email parents when a child is having behavior issues. Parents of extended families email the log to the other parent to keep them informed of changes in behavior.
Thats what Behavior Status is … and here is what it looks like.