egzthunder1 · Aug 2, 2014 at 04:00 am

Count Cells Like a Pro with White Coat Buddy

There are times when we need to use our devices for things other than playing games, checking weather, or even flashing ROMs. There are times when it is crucial to have a reliable device that will be able to help us during certain tasks. However, what happens when something that might be a simple app that you may need does not actually exist? If you are someone like XDA Recognized Developer cyansmoker then, you simply sit down and code your own. The following app is a great tool for those of you out there who are constantly behind a lab bench, analyzing samples of bodily fluid (particularly blood).

Introducing White Coat Buddy. The app is the perfect example of how an app need not be complex to be useful. It is a simple counter with basically one objective: ensure that you can accurately count white cells in blood samples. The app features large buttons that allow the user to essentially have his/her entire hand over the screen while looking at a sample under a microscope. By remembering which finger corresponds to which type of white cell, the user can easily count the numbers of each type of cell in any given sample without having to take the eyes out of the microscope. White Coat Buddy will also warn the user once the count get past 100 and will either provide the option to continue counting (for added accuracy) or stop altogether. Made a mistake? Don’t worry because the app also features an “Undo” button, which allows the user to go back as many times as required.

The app is very basic, but functional and to the point. Cyansmoker has stated that he might look into adding sound notifications, vibration, and other features, depending on his needs. However, if you do have to perform this type of work and would like to provide some feedback as to how to make the app even more useful, please feel free to drop by the thread. Lastly, if you find a bug, remember to provide a logcat– that always helps. You can find more information in the White Coat Buddy thread.


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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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