Anyone who has spent any time browsing the Apple App Store or the Android Apps on Google Play will be familiar with the problems that face people looking for health or medical apps:
- There are thousands of apps and most of them are poor quality
- There are no recommendations from trusted individuals or organisations
- It’s hard to find what you want amongst all of the sex therapy, yoga and diet fad apps!
Increasingly we are seeing sites pop up that try and solve these problems for consumers and professionals. The NHS Health Apps Library is one such resource, although this site has just a few dozen apps in it so it’s hardly comprehensive.
We are delighted to be working with PatientView on a new health apps website aimed at the general public. It’s called myhealthapps.net and it brings together over 300 of the world’s favourite healthcare apps.
myhealthapps.net has the following features:
- Apps are tried and tested by patients, carers, consumers, charities and other patient groups
- Each app has a set of reviews from experts in the field
- Each app has a quality rating, so you can easily see it’s strengths and weaknesses
- The responsive web design means that you can use the site on any device including smartphones and tablets
- Searching and filtering tools make it easy to find the apps you need
- Developers and consumers can submit new apps for inclusion
- Anyone can comment on apps and share their own experiences of using them
The site will be updated every 6 months, so expect a fresh batch of apps in the Spring.
Thanks to Angela from Design By Day and Robin from Ultrasimplified for their sterling efforts on this project. We’re really chuffed with the final results, but don’t take our word for it, have a look for yourself!