19 May 2014
There are a lot of mHealth apps in the marketplace. With the mHealth setting up for a technological explosion, consumers will have more choices than ever to download. This leaves developers wondering what they can do to keep their apps from ending up in the digital landfill.
To create a strong mHealth app, developers should look to solve these six factors:
Integration: If your app cannot be integrated into daily life, then chances are it will be deleted. Apps must also be easy for physicians to use in their practice as well.
Interoperability: The app must be accessible on multiple devices and must have cloud connectivity for communication purposes.
Intelligence: Many people are looking to these apps to provide medical accuracy to be valuable.
Socialization: mHealth apps are meant to help change behaviors. For this area, people are looking for a support network. By include socialization through via social networks, users have that support and will be more likely to use that app.
Outcomes: Achieving this is as easy as enabling users to set goals and then providing them with the tools to log their progress.
Engagement: Implementing effective forms of engagement is necessary. Gamification is currently one of the most popular forms of engagement.
By adding value to your app, consumers are more likely to recommend your solution.
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