Tuesday 29 April 2014

What's in a name!

Welcome to Epidexia.

Epidexia is a boutique app development brand based in Melbourne, Australia.  The name is derived from the Greek word "Epidexios" which means skilful.

If you're looking for Epi-Dexia then I'm sorry but you've come to the wrong place. Epi-Dexia is made up from two Greek words; "Epi" and "Dexia" which means turn to the right. So you may want to try "epi-dexia.blogspot.com" instead.

Now that we've got the addressing issues out of the way, lets talk a bit about what we do.

We develop iPad apps.  Our first app is called epiPRACT.

Why 'epiPRACT'? Well, we made up the name using the first three letters of our name (epi) followed by an abbreviation of the word Practice because that's what the app is about;  Managing a Practice.

epiPRACT has been developed with healthcare practitioners in mind.  It is designed to be a simple to use solution for sole practitioners that don't want to hire a receptionist and can handle all of their appointments, billing and clinical notes on their own.

epiPRACT went through a lot of iterations and changes in functionality and appearance.  It started out as a collaboration with a friend and morphed into an obsession for me.  It's been a long twenty-two months from inception to delivery.

The app will run on an iPad or iPad mini (retina or otherwise) running iOS7.  At this stage there are no plans to offer an Android, Windows or Mac version.  But we've learned to never say 'never'.

So what does epiPRACT do?  In a nutshell it will help you manage your appointments, keep clinical notes, generate invoices, track receipts and GST and help you stay in contact with your clients.  If you want to know more, visit our main website at www.epidexia.com.

Who is it for? The list is extensive. epiPRACT will suit practitioners in Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Counselling, Homoeopathy, Myotherapy, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Oriental Remedial Therapy, Remedial Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine. It is also suitable for Physiotherapists, Personal Trainers, Dentists, Dieticians, Nurses, Care Providers, Psychologists, Dermatologists, Life Coaches, Gastroenterologists, Iridologists, and Vets to name a few!  I'm sure I must have missed a few.  Please forgive me and add yourself to the list.

Why? Keeping in mind that there are a number of well-established software packages out there we identified a niche.  We wanted to cover all those of you that are running your own business and are not willing to shell out thousands of dollars to use an app as well as keep paying monthly 'maintenance' fees. With epiPRACT  you only pay one up-front payment that's currently less than $500. That's it.

But we have plans for more!  We want to add more functionality (free to those that have already purchased the app).  Right now we have iCloud and multi-user shared access in the pipeline.

We'd like to hear from you.  What do you like? What would you like to see different? What's missing?

Stay tuned for more...