We have had two very busy weeks in which several features and bugs of the system have been completed and fixed -including the ever-so-random behaviour of IE. The goal for next week is to complete a full migration tool which will allow us to continue the development of the trial XML structure whilst simultaneously running a production server. Reaching that goal will be followed by a major release of the completed features, so wait for great news.
On a separate note, we would like to welcome new co-designers who have joined us this week to work their trials in VRIC.
Finally, we explored a service called TrialX (http://trialx.co.uk/) which offers interesting services to researchers and patients in the difficult task of linking trials with potential participants. We concluded that it could be a good addition to our system if the company released their iPhone app for the iPad in the UK -currently only available in the USA.
Due to the fact that the ExtJS HttpProxy doesn’t have a switch to allow you say to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. All url config strings for it must be a absolute url and since this needs to dymanically work on all servers the beginning of each must be the following string:-
The site now runs over HTTPS, and if you try to access the site via HTTP you will get a trampoline page which redirects you after 10secs.
We have successfully tried the VRIC website on the iPad. The system section where assessment of a patient is captured on forms has the potential to be quite useful during clinics as data is entered by tapping the screen and selecting options from the forms which can take place while specialists are talking to their patients. An interesting aspect to explore would be the creation of a VRIC App which would take full advantages of the iPad technical capabilities and provide a more streamlined user experience as well as add to the functionality of the system as a whole.