GlucoPilot for the Palm - Open Sourced?
Years ago I wrote a "C" application for the original Palm called GlucoPilot that I later updated to color Palms. It was the first Diabetes Management Application for a PalmPilot and gained a following. I sold the product to Healthetech who continued to sell and support it for a few years longer. Then, Healthetech got out of the diabetes business and into the diet-related market among other things.
There are literally tens of thousands (perhaps more) of GlucoPilot users in four languages. I've approached Healthetech with the idea of making a GlucoPilot Community Edition that would be Open Source, but with a commercial friendly license that would allow Healthetech to take the changes and potentially commercialize GlucoPilot later. This is similar to the approach newtelligence took with DasBlog.
Right now, GlucoPilot isn't available to download, and doesn't work on Palm OS 5 systems. Palm OS 5 was the one where the CPU totally changed and I never got a copy of Metroworks CodeWarrior as well as the new APIs. I'd like to update GlucoPilot to support not only the newer Palm systems like Treo's but also high-res displays.
However, with my current commitments I couldn't head the technical aspects of this project - I could only act as a product manager. If you, or someone you know, is an experienced Palm programmer and, hopefully, a diabetic, and are interested in truly committing to this product and it's community, please contact me. Please spread the word.