First Time RLSimApp Users

How To Download the ReaLifeSim App (RLSimApp) - Android & Apple Devices

Prior to starting your practice session to record your interactions and “missed” insertion attempts:

  1. Check that your ReaLifeSim battery box is on. (2 AA batteries must be inserted)

  2. Connect to the cloud via Wi-Fi or your cellular provider making sure you have "service".

  3. Apple: Click the link below or go directly to the App Store on your smartphone and search for FREE ReaLifeSim.

  4. Android: Click the link below or go directly to Google Play on your smartphone and search for FREE ReaLifeSim.

  5. Download ReaLifeSim App (RLSimApp) on your smartphone.

How To Use RLSimApp - Instructions

Sign-Up & Connect

  1. Your Launch Page is the LOGIN page.  Click  "New Participant" on the bottom right to link to that screen. 

  2. This is your PROFILE screen. Enter the information requested including: first name, last name, email address, and password. In the “Program ID (optional)” text box, enter your facilitator email address. Take care to spell everything correctly!

    It's important to note, your sign-in screens will NOT AUTO-FILL like many apps. This safety feature prevents the accidental recording of a student's skills performance in someone else's account when smartphones and tablets are shared. 

  3. Click "Sign-Up" to take a brief 3 screen tutorial.

  4. Since you are a new participant, no session will have been recorded yet, so you’ll see the screen indicating you haven’t recorded any session. Click the microphone icon on the bottom of the screen to see the list of devices available for connection on the DEVICE LIST screen. 

  5. Check that your ReaLifeSim battery box is on. (2 AA batteries must be inserted)

  6. Select the device name of the battery box with which you will be working and you proceed to record a session.

Ready To Record Your Session

  1. This next screen is the HOME screen. It will contain a review list of previously recorded sessions and, at the bottom of this page, the microphone icon which is used to record a new session. The review list is organized with the most recently recorded session at the top of list and the returning user’s first session at the bottom.

  2. To begin recording, click the microphone at the bottom of the HOME screen.

  3. On the record session screen, the audio recording will begin immediately, as indicated by the audio waveform graphic. 
    When recording, you may pause and restart the audio recording. To pause the audio recording, click the pause icon at the bottom of the screen. When the audio is paused, the icon is changed to the microphone icon which, when pressed, will restart the audio. A maximum of 10 minutes of audio recording is allowed per session.

  4. The session is ended and saved by pressing the stop recording icon in the middle of the screen. Click the stop session icon in the middle of the record session screen presents the save session dialog. This dialog gives you the opportunity to save providing a specific name for the session on the Home Screen review session list shown previously.

  5. After providing a session name and clicking save, the detailed session recording screen will play back your audio recording and show the correlated time/date identification for needle insertion "misses".

  6. From the session detail screen, click the back arrow top left brings you back to the HOME screen with its’ review list and the opportunity to begin another session.

  7. Pressing the menu icon top left for a left side menu that includes: 
    HOME                Home Screen session review list & begin session microphone icon.
    DEVICE LIST    Device List screen with the list of available where you can connect to a ReaLifeSim unit to record a session.
    MY PROFILE    Profile screen where you can review the information you provided
    HELP                  Email our customer service representative or comment on a BLOG with a related issue.
    LOGOUT           Ends a participant’s interaction and presents the LOGIN screen for the next user to begin a simulation session.

  8. Pressing the LOGOUT option of the menu will present the LOGIN screen.