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Table 3 Identified requirements for designing a mobile application for contact lens wearers

From: Identifying the content, functionalities, and features of a mobile application for contact lens wearers

1. Mobile application content 2. Mobile application functionalities 3. Mobile application features
1.1 Advice and precaution 2.1 Entering information required for self-care 3.1 The structure and user interface of the mobile application
Basic information for CL wearersc Entering details of practitioner’s visits (visit date, name of the clinic, name of practitioner, medications, instructions…)c Easy to usea
CL hygiene informationc Entering name and type of CLc Short and simple tutorialsa
CL care informationc Entering CL parametersa Attractive user interfacea
CL complications informationc Entering manufacturing and expiry dates of CLa Correct and reliable informationc
Providing instructions for CL wearers for using the CLb Entering start and end dates of CL usea In agreement with the culturea
Presenting the results of new research regarding safety in using the CLa Entering the hours of gradual use of the hard CL in the CL habit stagec 3.2 Information presentation methods
1.2 Training Entering CL wearing hours during the dayc Texta
Training of CL insertion tailored to the type of CLc Entering the time of day when the CL wearers feel discomfortc Videoa
Training of CL removal tailored to the type of CLc Entering dates and times of pain while using the CLa Animationa
Training of CL rinsing and disinfectingc Entering complications and their occurrence timec Voicea
Training of handwashing and disinfectingc 2.2 Computational capability
Training of CL case rinsing and disinfectingc Calculation of CL usage time over the day, week, and monthc
Specific training tailored to the target populationa Calculation of the time period of CL use and the start of uncomfortable feelingb
1.3 Supplementary information for better CL wearing Calculation of the total days of paina
Introducing CL accessoriesc 2.3 CL wearers interaction with mobile application
Introducing common CL brandsc Asking questions from a practitionera
Introducing CL certified sales centersc Creation of frequently asked questions lista
Introducing information resourcesa Rating the practitioner’s answers by CL wearersa
Introducing new initiatives in the field of CLa Expressing the concerns, opinions, and experiences of CL wearersa
Introducing well-known centers with their addressc Rating the experiences and commentsa
Comments on the CL wearers’ inputa
Organizing and prioritizing CL wearers’ experiences and comments based on the ratingsa
Searching answers and experiencesa
Making appointments for next visitsa
2.4 Mobile application development
Creation of a mobile application in different languages such as English in addition to Persiana
Mobile application updates according to new needs, suggestions, and feedbacka
Development of the mobile application based on best available evidenceb
2.5 Reminders and alerts
Setting up the reminders or alerts timesc
Reminders of CL usec
Reminder for CL and CL case replacement timec
Reminder for visiting practitionerc
Alert for entering CL use informationc
  1. CL contact lens
  2. aNeeds described only by CL wearers
  3. bNeeds described only by Practitioners
  4. cNeeds described jointly by CL wearers and practitioners