Health related apps are increasing in number, but that does not necessarily mean that they are increasing in value. Most health-related apps are used infrequently after being downloaded, because they are not accomplishing the “job to be done” that people need. This study released today asked people what they wanted in an app, and what they didn’t like. Not surprisingly, people didn’t like apps where they had to enter a lot of information, such as the specific foods that they ate, or the kind of activity that they performed. What people wanted support that was ongoing, with some personalization. What they needed was ongoing control and encouragement, and this is not what most apps are currently offering.
Tell us what you would like to see in an app, and which ones you have found most useful. Email us at Feedback@grassrootsdiabetes.org
See abstract here.