This is being republished from MedicalSmartphones.com
I've been testing Epocrates
Rx (beta) on the Motorola Droid (running the Google Android OS) and
my initial impressions are very positive. The Droid is a powerful
smartphone running a super-fast 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, so the
device is much faster than most smartphones, including the HTC Touch
Pro2 or the iPhone 3GS. When you're browsing the web, content-heavy
pages load very quickly. Google Maps with the spoken "turn-by-turn"
navigation is also a great feature found on the Motorola Droid.
can expect to see several future blog posts here on MedicalSmartphones.com as I
test Epocrates on the Droid. As I test the software on Android, I'll
blog about what I discover.
Today, I noticed that when I
tap certain buttons, I'm not always getting the visual feedback that
tells me that I touched an on-screen button. Normally, you'd see buttons
change colors or change appearances when you touch it. This is a minor
bug. Given that the software is still beta, this is not a big deal and
I'm sure they'll fix those minor bugs when they release the final
It was easy to
find Epocrates on the Android Market. In case you
haven't tried Epocrates yet, here are the instructions:
to Install Epocrates to your Android
Epocrates Rx free software to your Android, follow these simple steps:
Locate the Android Market on your phone and tap on it to open the
2. Tap on the Search icon (the magnifying glass) and
search for Epocrates.
3. Select the application and tap to install
the free app.
4. On the screen that displays what the application
has access to, click the OK button.
5. The program will begin to
install & you will see a download notification in the upper left
6. When the download is complete the notification will
turn green and you can now access the app by tapping the notification
that it was successfully installed, or by going into your application
menu on the phone.
7. When you open Epocrates, you will be asked
to enter your username and password.
8. Accept the License
I want to thank the folks at Epocrates
for sending me this test device.