January 13, 2021
Period and fertility-tracking-app maker Flo Health has settled with the Federal Trade Commission regarding a complaint alleging improper disclosure of sensitive user data to third-party marketing and analytics services from Facebook, Google and others, the agency announced today.
The FTC's complaint listed several ways in which Flo deceived its users. These included messaging from the company...
April 30, 2019
Garmin is the latest to throw its hat into the mobile women’s health ring, as this morning the company announced new menstrual cycle tracking to its app-based online fitness service alongside a slew of new Forerunner fitness smartwatches.
Starting today, Garmin Connect users can record their cycle type, symptoms and notes about their personal health. By doing so, the service will begin to predict...
July 30, 2015
San Francisco-based Glow, which has developed a suite of women's health apps, launched a new app today designed to help women manage their sex life and their menstrual cycle, called Ruby.
"We’re taught in school to avoid, delay having sex for as long as possible, and when the topic of sex comes up in the classroom, it’s introduced as something fearful: ‘If you have sex, you might get pregnant and...
June 8, 2015
Compared to past World Wide Developer Conferences, Apple's latest presentation was light on health-related content. But buried in the talk about streaming music and HomeKit were some significant updates to both Apple Health and HealthKit as well as the fitness and health features of the Apple Watch.
Early in the presentation, Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior VP of Software Development announced...
January 30, 2015
San Francisco-based Glow, maker of digital health tools for women, integrated Walgreens' Prescription Refill API into its app so that Glow users can refill their birth control prescriptions directly from their Android or iOS app.
This refill feature extends to Walgreens subsidiary Duane Reade as well.
Walgreens first made its medication refill API available to developers in February 2013. The...
July 17, 2014
Fertility tracking app maker Glow announced a new app today for pregnant women, called Glow Nurture. The app is only available on iOS, but CEO Mike Huang told MobiHealthNews an Android launch will soon follow.
"Just as people lack info or data about their own fertile health, we very much see this similar trend in pregnancy," Huang said. "The goal for Glow Nurture is: How do we equip the pregnant...