Nope. Probably won't happen either.
Yeah, unfortunately, those of us with Mac households can't use one of the most basic and pragmatic features of the PDM. This is a frustrating way in which Insulet lags behind contemporary technology. I sure do wish Apple would do some pro bono design and development work for the OmniPod community. Can you imagine a touchscreen PDM?
Dexcom doesn't work on Macs as well. It isn't a matter of simply making a program with these companies. They apparently need FDA approval. As a result they chose the dominant OS, but I think they neglected to consider that the people who can afford pumps and CGMs are more affluent and more likely to own a Mac. Still, we can do the dual boot thing, or buy a refurb Windows machine.
Steering this away from the pointless mac vs. pc debate, I just want to point out a flaw in your reasoning. Windows has a market share just under 92% compared to OSX market share of around 7%. Even if just 10% of windows users are, "affluent," as you say, that's still a larger total quantity of people than all OSX users.
My guess is that these companies have considered this and still determined it would not be worth the time/effort/money to develop for OSX and go through the FDA approval process.
Note, I'm also ignoring your rather elitist assertion that only affluent people can afford pumps.
Yeah, it makes total sense to cater to the much larger market share. I understand that. And I certainly agree we need to be careful about making assumptions. I use a Mac and a pump and hardly make a living wage as a teacher. All budgets, ultimately, are about prioritization, and smart planning can help folks who have a lot less enjoy some benefits.
Note, also, that announcing you're ignoring something isn't quite ignoring...Just throwing that out there.
By more likely to own a mac, I mean more likely than they would in the general population. I'd put it at 20-30%. Not the majority, but significant enough that a port was/is justified. The Wintel numbers also include some pretty old versions. XP is a few weeks short of 12 years old.
No. Not at present and probably never.
The iPad is not set up to allow this sort of thing; it doesn't allow connection of USB devices other than flash drives and the like with pictures/movies on them. In principle there's no reason why this should not work to read the actual data, but in practice Insulet seem to have managed to make this unnecessarily difficult because it seems that the data can't be accessed like a picture/movie.
It's probably more likely to happen on an Android device.
I wouldn't say an Android device has more chance than an iPad. Bottom line is tablets like these are consumption devices, and not fully considered or intended for true "input/output" style computing. The only real common "input" on the majority of them is only a microphone and camera.
The issue is the USB protocol the PDM uses. However I've just done the tests again and I find that if I plug my PDM into my Windows 8 computer (which does not have any of the Abott or Insulet software installed) the PDM does generate a data file, so maybe the problems are not as insurmountable as I thought. If the aim is only to download the data it can, apparently, be done without the special USB protocol, and this would work on an iPad.
I was misremembering what happens - it seems that the Abbott software generates the XML files. The PDM generates a file in a proprietary format which might not be too difficult to reverse engineer.
There are diabetic log programs/apps out there, running on pretty much every operating system. A simple public domain converter would allow them to use the data from the Omnipod to populate the log and that would satisfy 90% of our requirements.