Hello and welcome to PKU Droid. PKU Droid is the name of this blog devoted to a free Android bases mobile application called PKUDietBook that is developed by me. The application allows a person to manage his/her daily PKU diet records as well as to search low protein foods as every PKU patient does everyday. It also has a companion content management based web site which electronically stores and shares all these information with either doctors or dietitians. Android based applications such as this one can run on all cell phones that are powered with Google’s Android Mobile Operating System such as Motorola Droid by Verizon or HTC MyTouch by T-Mobile. Please see the blog entry titled “Android Cell Phones by US Carriers” for the entire list of Android cell phone models currently available in the US. Both the Android mobile application and its companion web site are free to use. The only cost for you would be letting me know how I can improve this site and the mobile app; so I can better serve PKU patients, their parents and anyone related to the PKU disorder. I really hope this web site and the Android mobile application could make your life a lot easier as it did for me.
My name is TJ Lee, author of this blog and the Android based mobile application PKUDietBook. I am a father of two boys, seven-year old A and three-year old V. who has classic PKU. Before I wrote this mobile application, I had to spend countless time almost everyday looking up low protein foods in the book, calculating V’s diet, writing records down, and copying them into diet record sheets for my son’s dietitians. Then one day, I asked myself, “I am an IT professional, why can’t I make my life easier in dealing with the demands of everyday life, including a child with PKU?” Now, a few months later, everything I mentioned above can be done on the finger tip of my cell phone, HTC Google G1.
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