New NHS ePortfolio App
For a number of months now we at ePortfolio have been hearing from our users that the one thing that would make really make a difference in using the ePortfolio for them would be a mobile App.
The ePortfolio team are happy to announce that we have been developing an App and the first version is now available in a ‘beta’ (testing) format.
To install the App use you device’s web browser to go to http://app.nhseportfolios.org where you can set up a short cut on your device. How to achieve this will depend on whether you are using iOS (i.e. iPhone or iPad), Windows or Android operating systems.
The first release of App functionality is built around our ticketing facility and will allow ePortfolio trainees to use a HTML5 compatible mobile device to connect to their ePortfolio account and:
– Raise new ticket requests
– Review existing tickets
– Delete unneeded tickets
– Send ticket reminders
We know that getting internet access in many hospitals and other NHS buildings can be difficult at best and downright impossible at worst so crucially the App will work even if you are not currently connected to the internet via an offline/online sync function.
The ticketing function is just the first of many that we will be releasing. We are currently working on developing the ability for reflection forms to be available on the App and have lots of plans for additional functionality after that.
If you wish to help us by testing the current beta release version of the App you can access in the first instance by visiting the following URL on your mobile device: http://app.nhseportfolios.org
Please try to access and use the App for a few days or weeks and then let us know how you get on with it.
We have written a feedback form that can be accessed at the following web addresses:
http://tinyurl.com/nesapptest. Please use this to return any feedback.
If you have any problems using the App please send support requests to firstname.lastname@example.org rather than use our regular support channels. Please do not contact your College, Deanery, Medical School, or Professional group in regards to the App.
The App, and the API that supports it, have been developed by the ePortfolio team in response to our user’s feedback. This project is not currently being funded by any of our customer groups, but we hope to work with them in the future to improve our service to our users.