health and fitness apps

By Aditi Pai January 6, 2016
Although 66 percent of the largest 100 US hospitals have consumer-facing mobile apps, and 38 percent of those have developed proprietary apps for their patients, a mere 2 percent of patients at those 66 hospitals are using apps provided to them, according to an Accenture report. For this report, Accenture used data from a variety of sources, including Accenture 2014 Global Consumer Pulse Research...
By Aditi Pai November 13, 2014
Thirteen percent of consumers plan to purchase a health or fitness wearable device within the next year, according to a survey of 2,000 consumers from Acquity Group, a subsidiary of Accenture. Acquity Group questioned consumers about all internet of things (IoT) technologies, which the company defines as everyday devices that connect to the internet through embedded sensors and computing power...
By Aditi Pai March 11, 2014
The Apple App Store launched a new collection of apps called Healthy Living Essentials this year. The list is made up of three different sections -- training, eating and progress -- with five apps in each section. Some apps might look familiar because they were featured in Apple's list of best new health apps for 2014, but others are new to app store's wellness app collections. One significant...
By Aditi Pai February 11, 2014
At 10 pm, more people in California and the Midwest are using their fitness apps than those in the Tri-State area, (the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey region) according to a recent survey from analytics platform Mixpanel. The data set is limited to apps and websites from the 1,851 companies that use Mixpanel's services. Those include Jawbone, Fitbit, Amazon.com, Lyft, Kickstarter, and Dropbox...
By Aditi Pai February 6, 2014
A few weeks ago, MobiHealthNews published a slideshow of 27 mobile health tools for tracking food, a majority of which were apps. The slideshow included many new and old apps that aimed to keep users healthy with nutrition tracking. Now, the Apple App Store has released its own list of app that spans both health and fitness categories. The list looks specifically at the "best new apps" on the...
By Aditi Pai February 4, 2014
Wellness app maker Noom has secured an additional $2.9 million, bringing their latest round to $7 million. The round was led by New York-based RRE Ventures with participation from TransLink Capital, Recruit Strategic Partners, Scrum Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital. Both Qualcomm Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital have contributed to a previous round of funding for Noom. ...
By Aditi Pai August 21, 2013
Health and fitness "enthusiasts" still prefer the iPhone to the iPad, according to a Flurry survey of 44,295 users. The iPod touch was not included in the survey. App data services company Flurry currently measures activity on 397 million active iOS devices. The data came from apps with Flurry’s data-collecting software installed. For this survey, sampled in May, Flurry assigned "Personas" to...
By Jonah Comstock July 16, 2013
Two months ago, MobiHealthNews looked at the fitness apps that Apple recommends to consumers in its app store, pointing out that, at the time, standalone fitness apps were doing better than the apps for connected devices like Fitbit and Jawbone UP. It's important to remember, however, that iOS isn't the only game in town. In the world of fitness apps and devices in particular, we've recently seen...