June 7, 2011
Strava Cycling iPhone app
Fitness startups may be becoming a hot commodity for venture capitalists, according to a report in peHUB. In a recent article, the publication profiled venture capitalist Greg Gretsch who brought his hardcore cycling habit into his investment portfolio.
Gretsch who is the managing director of Sigma Partners spent many years avoiding investing in his hobbies, but when he...
July 14, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama's Apps for Healthy Kids competition website just posted 95 apps that aim to encourage kids (or encourage their parents) to make healthier decisions and help curb childhood obesity. The competition, which is part of the First Lady's Let's Move campaign, aims to drive the country closer to achieving Obama's stated goal of eliminating childhood obesity within one generation...
June 17, 2010
"Where will all this data go?"
It's a common question for those in the mobile health space -- right up there with "Who Pays?" and "How will the FDA view my app?" For a few years many hoped personal health records (PHRs) like Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault would act as the central repositories for health data streaming in from various personal health devices, sensors and apps. Not so much...
June 17, 2010
Last month smartphone running app RunKeeper crossed the 2 million download mark, FitnessKeeper's co-founder Michael Sheeley told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview.
"That makes us the number one running app in iTunes and number one for Android as well," Sheeley said. "I don't believe anyone is growing as fast as we are with hundreds of thousands of new users every month. We also have a good...