links for 2011-05-04

  • Smartphone apps have a high rate of dropouts with 26% being used only once and 74% being discontinued by the tenth use. A CHIC survey shows that the availability of a better app (34.4%) and lack of user friendliness (32.6%) are the top reasons for discontinuation of smartphone apps. However what the survey isn’t showing is that some people do not like to be reminded that they have a health condition that needs monitoring.
    (tags: mobile)
  • Genetic profiling and mobile applications for lifestyle tracking might be used for preventive healthcare.
    (tags: future)

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