8 March 2022
Happy Bob integrates with Dexcom CGM to provide a playful way to engage with real-time glucose values and improve overall self-care.
Happy Bob App offers Dexcom CGM users and their caregivers more ways to interact with their glucose data, including a real-time iOS widget, Apple Watch app, groups, gamification, and humorous personalized messages.
Helsinki, Finland – Diabetes tech startup Harald AI, today introduced a more expansive way for Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System users to engage with their diabetes data through the popular Happy Bob App. Through Dexcom’s real-time APIs, Happy Bob users can view their glucose values by quickly glancing at their Apple Watch or iPhone widget, create groups for support, collect stars and receive time sensitive information and push notifications. Users can also see their historical data in the app for longer than 24 hours, access the expanded view, see insights on their desktop, and laugh at the in-app personalized messaging. Created by and for people with diabetes, Team Happy Bob has developed an app that alleviates the stress of daily management and glycemic control.
“Dexcom’s new Partner Web APIs opens the door for the future of connected devices. We are really excited to be one of their first collaborators and look forward to Dexcom users experiencing Happy Bob’s playful interface and ease of use. Diabetes exacts a huge mental toll and our app is designed to alleviate the data overload involved with daily care and glycemic control. Happy Bob is here to make your day better, and this partnership with Dexcom makes Happy Bob better able to do that.” Says Jutta Haaramo, CEO at Harald AI.
Initially released in 2019, Happy Bob App quickly became popular with CGM users who appreciated the personalized messages and gamification it offered. Embracing a lighter side to diabetes management was a game changer in the digital data space and as a result, users were instantly more engaged and motivated to care for their health.
“Diabetes management is not a one size fits all model, which is why we have always prioritized making our CGM data accessible to users in the platform of their choice,” said Jake Leach, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Dexcom. “We are excited to introduce Happy Bob as the latest partner to leverage our real-time APIs, which helps enable a more personalized and connected approach to continuous glucose monitoring.”
The Happy Bob App is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for Dexcom CGM users in the US.
Important update to Happy Bob users outside of the US
18 Feb 2022
We are really sorry to inform you that Happy Bob will stop working outside of the US at the end of February 2022. The reason for the outage is that Happy Bob has been using a legacy channel to access Dexcom CGM data that will no longer be supported. We are working on alternative solutions that would allow us to support Happy Bob users outside of the US again soon.
In the meantime, we encourage all Happy Bob users outside of the US to use the Dexcom G6 and Dexcom Follow apps, for real-time CGM viewing, alerts and remote monitoring. These apps are also compatible with select smart watches for enhanced functionality.
For those of you who have subscribed to a Happy Bob monthly subscription, and can no longer use the app, please cancel your subscription. If you have subscribed to a yearly subscription you can cancel or request for a refund. Please see the instructions for Apple here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204084 and for Android here https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7018481
Happy Bob users in the United States are not affected by these changes.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please accept our sincerest apologies.
Team Happy Bob