With the app the patients can easily track their daily wellbeing and make notes.

Olotila app is made for IBD patients with an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

Our role was to redesign the app, increase its usability and make reading reports easier for patients and healthcare professionals.


We interviewed doctors and nurses specialized in treating IBD and also patients suffering from IBD. We researched the important metrics doctors and nurses are following and also how and when the patients would like to use the app.


    We used Google's Material Design guidelines to build the user interface, which made the app easier and more familiar (at least for most Android users) to use. Our focus was on clarity and efficiency when inputting information. A design prototype and graphs were validated with end users as well.


    Part of the redesign, we rebuilt the logic and UI of the web based app with React, and moved to the latest version of Cordova-platform. This allowed us to publish the app to iOS and Android from a single code base.

Continuous Improvement

    In addition to general anonymized user analytics, we added an easy feedback channel for users in the app, which has allowed us to receive invaluable development suggestions from daily users.

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Effortless to use

In a single view, patients can effortlessly evaluate their own condition. The patient can decide which information to input that day.

Patients are also able to write notes about how they're feeling that day, which makes it easier to remember noteworthy details on yearly checkups.

IBD patients who actively and effectively monitor their condition with digital applications achieve better treatment results.*

*) Jackson et al. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, 2016;10(9):1103-21.

Olotila App - Clear Graphs

Monitoring improves treatment planning

The summary report can easily be reviewed from the display of the patient's smart device.

Clear and simple graphs help doctors and nurses to plan the treatment, and the patient to monitor and understand their own well being.

IBD patients
actively use the app
Of app installs
remain active users

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