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How do i contact the crators of this app?

Sep 16, 2015 10:31 PM

I am interested in contacting the creators of this mobile app. I am disabled, and currently using this application to document my pain and to get approved for Social Security disability. My biggest problem has been how large the files are sent from the app due information that is not relevant to my doctors (weather, mood,). I am hoping to find out if there is a way to remove these features from the application or from the exported file. I can be reached at 480-628-2543 or joshstephenson80@gmail.com.

Sep 16, 2015 10:40 PM

JoshsEDS, Go to the "information" section of the app and it gives you links to contact them. On my tablet the "I" is under the cogwheel for settings, in the CMP app. I don't know where it is in the pain companion app. 🙏🌼

Sep 16, 2015 10:42 PM

By the way, that's a great question I would like to know the answer to as well. In my opinion it would be better if we could download 15 days to 1 month at a time. Let me know what you find out. 🙏🌼

Sep 16, 2015 10:47 PM

Than you flappyslady81. I will reach out to them and keep you posted. I have found that if I email it to myself, I can go to the print option on my computer, convert to PDF, and select a page range. This has allowed me to put the information onto a zip drive or CD to take into doctors appointments for them to upload to my medical file. One of the doctors offices is telling me that the size of the files are large because of how much information is included that is not pertinent to my disease, but I cannot figure out a way to omit that from my reports so far. I am hoping to work with the writers of the app for an alternate version.

Sep 16, 2015 10:51 PM

To my knowledge they're working on this ability. Your ideas may help them mainstream and simplify the pertinent info for download only. Good luck!🙏🌼

Sep 17, 2015 2:00 AM

Hello joshsEDS
Your approach with PDF is a good one ;) We recommend this often. At the moment there is no way to customize the reports.

The file size depends a bit on how many colored images it contains and also which pdf printer/converter you are using.
With Chrome for 30 pages I got around 8 MB, for 100 pages it might become 20-30 MB.
You can easily compress the images in a PDF by using a pdf compressor, i.e. http://pdfcompressor.com which reduced my test file to 41%.
But storage became so cheap anyway.
You can also recommend your doctor the direct online access to your diary with https://www.catchmypain.com/catchmypain-for-professionals (its free).

Best regards

Sep 17, 2015 9:01 AM

CMP, there are three "pdfcompressor" sites: ...net, ...com, and ...org. Do you know what the differences are? The .net & .org gives more info than the .com. Thanks for helping. 🙏🌼

Sep 17, 2015 9:06 AM

They are not related to us at all, I just tried one of it that google showed as first result.

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