A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator And The Open Web

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While reading Chuong’s story about iPhone GPS, I checked out the New Yorks Times Technology pages. I read a story about cell phone termination fees that also mentioned a cool iPhone medical application, the A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator. I tried going to the site, only to be told that it was only for the iPhone — and it thoughtfully provided me a link to Apple so that I could buy one.

As A.D.A.M. described the application as Web-based, I figured it should work on Windows Mobile and wanted to see. After all, browser-based discrimination goes against the openness of the Web (and isn’t much better than discriminating against people). The good news is that, after a minor bit of Web hacking, I got the main URL to get to the Symptom Navigator.

It works best on a Pocket PC, I suspect, because it uses an image map, but Smartphones can handle it, too. Check it out and let us know what you think. If you like it, fight browser discrimination and make it a favorite.

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Steve Mueller