Citrix Helps Epilepsy Society Launch Android App

Virtual computing company Citrix has helped the Epilepsy Society launch an app for the Android platform. 

The app, called Epilepsy Society contain essential first aid, basic information on the condition, and a link to an interactive seizure diary. 

Citrix helped develop the app as part of its Global Day of Impact scheme, in which employees give up a day to use their skills for not-for-profit causes. 

The Epilepsy Society launched a similar iPhone app in 2010, and volunteers from Citrix worked to develop the Android version based on knowledge of the Android platform and the design of the original iPhone app.

National Society for Epilepsy communications manager Amanda Cleaver says: “Epilepsy is a very complex condition. Being able to record details about seizures and make notes about circumstances leading up to an episode are vital to the management and treatment of the condition.

“We also hope that the app will have universal appeal as the first aid advice and step by step guide to the recovery position can be a useful tool for anyone.”

Robert OKeefe, localisation manager at Citrix says: “Epilepsy is a subject close to my heart and having the opportunity to put my skills towards improving public knowledge of the condition is invaluable. When I saw the iPhone app in the App Store, I knew there was a chance to reach a wider audience in the Android market and was determined to make it happen. The Global Day of Impact scheme played a crucial role in bringing the app to market and Id urge more companies to look at similar programmes.”

The Epilepsy Society app is free and available for download from the Android Market