Building In Public
Introducing: Notes and crashes
December 8, 2022

It’s been two weeks since we launched the Visible Beta app. We now have more than 10,000 people helping to test what we’ve built, a number that has doubled in the last week.

As more people have joined the beta, we’ve received lots of feedback (and bug reports!) from the community. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to message us.

We’re listening, fixing, and building each day to make Visible the best platform possible for invisible illness.

Today we’re releasing our latest app update that fixes a few issues and adds some new features. Make sure your app is up to date to get the latest changes!

You can now add notes

We’ve had a lot of requests for adding notes to help keep track of factors that don’t fit into the fixed rating scales. Long Covid and ME/CFS vary a huge amount from person to person, so we know that this flexibility is very important.

You can now add a free-form note at the end of your evening check-in. These notes are editable from the “Today” tab, and in a future update they will appear on the charts in the “Trends” tab too.

You can now track crashes

We’ve also added a way to track “crashes” in the evening check-in. We know different people have different ways of describing a significant worsening of symptoms, but we’ve tried to find a term that works for as many people as possible and so landed on ‘crashes’. Perhaps in the future, we can make this word editable.

Tracking crashes will allow us to collect structured data around these events, which will help in building algorithms that help predict and reduce the chances of them happening.

You can start tracking crashes in your evening check-in by going to Profile > Trackers > Other Factors.

Similar to notes, recorded crashes will appear in the Today tab, and in the future, they will also appear on the graph in the Trends tab.

What’s next?

We’re still working on a lot of the feedback that we received last week, including

  • Fixing issues with the morning check-in (This is our number 1 priority!)
  • Adding medication tracking
  • Updating the Morning Pace score algorithm

In the background we’re continuing to work on adding research studies and our wearable integration.

We’ll keep you updated on our progress with all of this via Twitter and via email.

Lots of work for us to do!



The Visible Team

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