Minutes of April 2013 VIBUG meeting

Where: MIT, 77 Mass. Ave., Building 5, Room 134, Cambridge, MA
When: April 13, 2013

Prior to the regular VIBUG meeting, a 2.5 hour iPhone training and discussion session was held. Individuals wanting training were paired up with more experienced users, and there was also a group discussion and question and answer period. The time of our regular meeting was changed due to a scheduling conflict at MIT.

President Amy Ruell called the regular meeting to order at 12:30 PM. After introductions, Secretary Jerry Berrier read the minutes of our March meeting. They were approved by a motion.


Amy said we will have a tech resources discussion at our May meeting.

Anyone wishing to pay their dues online should send an e-mail to Bob Resnick.

Amy said all of our funds and accounts have now been switched to Bank of America.

Amy plans to devote ten minutes at each upcoming meeting for people to recommend and discuss iPhone apps.


Seven MIT students showed a prototype of an iPhone app that will read the labels and QR codes on prescription bottles. They also demonstrated a cardboard guide that could potentially be used to properly align the iPhone with the pill bottle.

VIBUG member Maria Rueters demonstrated Google Translate, an iPhone app that will translate multiple languages. Translate is also available on the Google website.

The meeting was adjourned shortly after 2 p.m.

Jerry Berrier, Secretary