Diabetes app best practices: mySugr uses gamification to gain more than 90,000 users. Interview with Frederik Debong Co-Founder of mySugr

Diabetes app best practices: mySugr uses gamification to gain more than 90,000 users. Interview with Frederik Debong Co-Founder of mySugr 24 February 2014

The majority of diabetes apps do not meet best practices standards. mySugr is a diary and monitoring app that leverages gamification and communication features in a best practice style to keep users engaged. 61% of iOS and 39% of Android diabetes apps fall into the category “Diaries & Monitoring”. This is one of the results of the new… [read more]

Today’s diabetes apps are far away from meeting the seven best practice standards

Today’s diabetes apps are far away from meeting the seven best practice standards 21 February 2014

Mobile apps that support diabetics raise huge expectations but fall short of meeting best practice standards, which results in a low prevalence. This is one of the results of our latest study on the mHealth app market:  “Diabetes App Market Report 2014”. Mobile apps can support the daily management of diabetes by supporting behavior changes, facilitating communication and… [read more]

Health scores: The business of apps that aggregates health and fitness data into one score. Interview with Peter Ohnemus, CEO and founder of Dacadoo.

Health scores: The business of apps that aggregates health and fitness data into one score. Interview with Peter Ohnemus, CEO and founder of Dacadoo. 16 February 2014

Health and fitness tracking apps became one of the most talked app categories in the app economy. They track steps, the consumed or burnt calories, glucose level, blood pressure and anything else that can be measured by sensors or connected to an app. Health scoring apps aggregate health and fitness tracking data into one score, i.e. they use… [read more]

Research2guidance launched the largest global mHealth app developer survey. Take part and see initial results immediately

Research2guidance launched the largest global mHealth app developer survey. Take part and see initial results immediately 29 January 2014

UPDATE: Our 4th mHealth Developer Economics survey is finished. You can download the report for free. Just click on the picture below. – - For the fourth consecutive year research2guidance, in collaboration with Continua Health Alliance, is conducting a global market research about mobile Health applications to uncover their potential. The survey is now open. Click on the link… [read more]

Currently, only 1,2% of diabetics that have a smartphone use a diabetes app. Until 2018 the share will rise to 7,8% globally

Currently, only 1,2% of diabetics that have a smartphone use a diabetes app. Until 2018 the share will rise to 7,8% globally 22 January 2014

Mobile apps to support diabetes patients are currently only used by 1,2% of the target group (2013). Although the market penetration will grow to 7,8% by 2018, the market potential is not yet exhausted. Diabetes has become a global epidemic with significant impact on the society and the economy in a country. Last year (2013) 382M people around… [read more]

Cross-platform tools could improve app developer margins by 800m USD per year, but only a minority of developers are aware of the potential

Cross-platform tools could improve app developer margins by 800m USD per year, but only a minority of developers are aware of the potential 18 November 2013

Update: We have started this year’s edition of the “Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking”, the biggest study of its kind. Take part and: – See the initial results of the survey directly after its completion – Receive the final Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking 2014 report for free – Get a detailed tool analysis of one of the leading Cross… [read more]

Cross-Platform Tools: The hidden champions of the app economy

Cross-Platform Tools: The hidden champions of the app economy 16 October 2013

Cross-platform tools can generate significant efficiency gains for mobile app development, but their acceptance and usage among app developers is still low. Two thirds of developers, using cross-platform tools for their app projects, realize time and cost savings of more than 30%. More than 70% of app developers say that cross-platform tools are a cost-efficient way for their… [read more]

Pharma Companies Far From Realizing Their App Market Potential

Pharma Companies Far From Realizing Their App Market Potential 8 August 2013

Rather than creating many niche apps, pharmaceutical companies would be more successful in the mobile space observing what industry leaders are doing. The mHealth app market is highly fragmented. With many different treatments and possible mHealth solutions, pharmaceutical companies are spoilt for choice when it comes to, which apps to build for the mobile arena. At the moment, the… [read more]

“Traditional healthcare players recognize that mobile apps are serious business.” – Interview with Florian Gschwandtner (Runtastic)

“Traditional healthcare players recognize that mobile apps are serious business.” – Interview with Florian Gschwandtner (Runtastic) 19 July 2013

Part 2 of our interview with Florian Gschwandtner, Founder and CEO of Runtastic about lifestyle apps vs. mHealth apps, closed app models vs. open app models, sensor integration and the future of free and paid apps. If you missed part 1 of the interview you can read it here. For more information, please view our mHealth app benchmarking… [read more]

News: The Japanese mobile healthcare market offers significant reach for top performing apps

News: The Japanese mobile healthcare market offers significant reach for top performing apps 16 July 2013

Successful Japanese mobile health apps generated 1.79 million downloads in the Apple App Store. The iOS platform offers significantly better business opportunities for Health & Fitness apps in Japan than the Android store. Despite the dominance of Android in other countries, iOS mHealth apps in Japan still get higher download numbers and generate more money than their Android counterparts…. [read more]

„In 2013 we already have more than 14 million downloads. That’s an average of 100,000 downloads per day.“ – Interview with Florian Gschwandtner (Runtastic)

„In 2013 we already have more than 14 million downloads. That’s an average of 100,000 downloads per day.“ – Interview with Florian Gschwandtner (Runtastic) 8 July 2013

Interview: How Runtastic became the most grossing health & fitness app publisher in the world. The market for health and fitness apps has grown with a double digit rate. It is too early to say that there are app publishers that lead the market but some of them became incredibly popular within a very short amount of time…. [read more]

Cross-Platform Tools: Developers have a high willingness to use but low awareness of the available options

Cross-Platform Tools: Developers have a high willingness to use but low awareness of the available options 27 June 2013

Update: We have started this year’s edition of the “Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking”, the biggest study of its kind. Take part and: – See the initial results of the survey directly after its completion – Receive the final Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking 2014 report for free – Get a detailed tool analysis of one of the leading Cross… [read more]

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