I was at my veterinarian’s office and I quipped that if they were an airline I’d be getting frequent flier miles as often as I find myself going in there. The lady behind the desk said, “We have a rewards program. You need to be on it, it will save you a lot of money. Just go to our website and download it.”
I went looking for Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital’s rewards program. I found it and was sent to the PetDesk web site where I found:
. What devices does the app work on?
. PetDesk is available on IOS and Android devices (Mobile or Tablet).
Not available for a Windows laptop. Rats! I felt like lodging a complaint for discriminating against us dinosaurs who don’t have a smart phone. I decided instead to gripe about it to my best bud: Electro-Man Mike.
Mike is a retired network engineer who knows computers, networks, and security stuff inside and out. Mike told me that Android emulators are available to run Android aps on a windows machine. He even gave me a link to a web page that listed and reviewed a fair number of them. I went with BlueStacks, the top rated emulator. Top rated and free … can’t beat that!
I installed BlueStacks, booted it up, went to the Google store from within the emulator, located the PetDesk ap, and installed that. When I booted up PetDesk it asked for a small amount of information and WHALA: my veterinary records were sitting there in front of me. It was kind of spooky how easy that was.
So if you encounter any other of us dinosaurs who don’t have a smart phone but want to use one or more aps made for an Android phone, tell them to Google “BlueStacks Android Emulator”. And try not to get stuck in a tar pit.