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Google Making mHealth Progress in China

Google Making mHealth Progress in China   smartphones mobile health mHealth news mHealth Google China Android U.S. based companies and tech behemoths like Google and Facebook may not be universally welcomed with open arms… but progress is being made.

In China, Google’s fitness application – Google Fit — has made an enormous splash, securing China as its most-successful market since being released, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.

In June, Google unveiled its “Google Fit Platform,” a software suite that connects compatible apps and Android Wear devices, allowing a user to track activity and fitness data. Google Fit tracks activity, collects data from other apps and external hardware, and connects to health-monitoring devices.

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Why mHealth Service Providers May Want to Put More Focus on Android

Why mHealth Service Providers May Want to Put More Focus on Android   mHealth news mHealth iOS Android ABI Although iOS devices like Apple’s iPad and iPhone remain the most popular and ubiquitous of mobile devices among doctors and other medical professionals, mHealth is a two-way street. That is, mHealth works optimally when both patient and provider are connected in a seamless, efficient manner on their favorite devices.

Consequently, it’s vitally important to recognize an unmistakable truth in modern mobile – Android is surging ahead of iOS, most recently in the realm of tablet computers.

This year is expected to be a watershed for the tablet installed base, ABI reported this week, with active Android devices surpassing iOS for the first time.
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Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android

Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android   smartphones smartphone apps Mobile Apps iOS Android Health and fitness are two of the sweatiest categories of apps on smartphones. By sweatiest, we mean that apps that help people count calories, log meals, get fitness regimens, and more are really getting a workout by increasingly fit-conscious consumers.

But here’s the post-app rubdown: there’s a difference between Android and iPhone users.

Who knew? Opera Mediaworks, as it turns out. When the firm evaluated 500 million monthly ad impressions on more than 400 of its mobile ad platforms and apps, Opera Mediaworks concluded that iPhone users are more interested in health (62 percent vs. 58 percent for fitness), while Android users are more interested in fitness (39 percent vs. 30 percent).

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Mobile Health Meets Mobile Advertising

Mobile Health Meets Mobile Advertising   Tapjoy mobile health Mobile Devices Mobile Apps mobile applications mobile advertising mHealth partnership mHealth apps mHealth iOS Android Alpha Trainer mHealthWatch was privy to a sneak peek at a new partnership confirmed publicly this morning by the team at Tapjoy, a thriving young mobile advertising network capable of reaching as many as 435 million mobile users monthly.

Nido Labs, creator of Alpha Trainer, one of the top-grossing fitness apps available, and Tapjoy will begin offering consumers a new way to get advanced 14-week workout programs directly to their mobile device.

The goal? Help users stay in shape and on budget.

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Qualcomm Life Ramps Up Reach of New Android Health App

Qualcomm Life Ramps Up Reach of New Android Health App    Qualcomm Life mobile health mHealth MEDICA 2013 Android 2net Mobile Qualcomm Life has just raised the curtain on 2net Mobile, an Android app that lets both monitor and transmit health-related data regardless of their physical location.

The organization officially launched 2net Mobile, a 2net Platform gateway offering, for its European customers at the MEDICA 2013 medical device conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.

2net Mobile is one of the first solutions to enable seamless aggregation of clinical data from multiple medical device sensors into one unified stream on a variety of mobile phones and tablets, and transmission of that data to the secure cloud-based 2net Platform.

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New App Puts iOS vs. Android Debate to ‘Rest’

New App Puts iOS vs. Android Debate to ‘Rest’      Sleep Genius sleep app Mobile Devices iOS app Android When it comes to the intense rivalry between iOS and Android, there’s very little that’s mutually agreed upon. In fact, recent studies suggest that dedicated fans of each platform have more heated debates about iOS and Android than they do politics, sports and religion.

Although it isn’t clear what – if anything – can eventually put this debate to rest, Android users are about to catch up to their iOS counterparts in at least one respect – getting more quality sleep.

Thanks to the arrival on Thursday of Sleep Genius on Google Play, one of the most talked about mHealth apps to launch on iOS this year can now help Android users get the shut-eye they’ll need to be well rested for their debates with Apple fans.

Having earned ample praise from health experts and national coverage from prominent media outlets like NBC’s Today Show, CBS News, and ESPN, Sleep Genius has been credited with altering the landscape of modern mobile sleep apps as we’ve come to know them.

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Medivo Acquires OnTrack Diabetes

Medivo Acquires OnTrack Diabetes    OnTrack Diabetes Mobile Apps mobile applications Medivo Diabetes Android Medivo Inc. announced Thursday that it has acquired OnTrack Diabetes as part of the company’s continued focus to help physicians with patient treatment and care.

The company expects its newly acquired mobile powerhouse to be instrumental in helping physicians coordinate patient care.

In particular, the free app helps diabetics manage their diabetes by tracking various items such as blood glucose, food intake, medication, blood pressure (BP), pulse, exercise and weight.

The app even produces charts, graphs and other reports highlighting critical data.
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