Privacy Concerns for Remote-Monitoring Devices, the Benefits of a Mobile Site and More
Privacy a Concern for Remote-Monitoring mHealth Devices
A recent survey conducted by HIMSS and Qualcomm Life found that most respondents were already familiar with the term "remote monitoring device." While 25 percent of those surveyed said that they would "absolutely" use one of these devices if recommend by their physician, half of all respondents were concerned about privacy and the security of their data. This survey had a small sample size, but it seems that health-care providers have some selling to do before consumers accept and widely adopt this kind of mHealth product. The survey also found that few people had heard about remote monitors from their health providers. Perhaps it's time for medical institutions to start spreading the word.
Build It and Mobile Users Will Come
Here's more proof of the benefits a good mobile site has to offer, in case you still need some. Sundance Catalog's mobile sales doubled after the launch of its optimized site. Before the launch, Sundance could see that many visitors came from mobile devices. Optimizing their site made it easy for them to make purchases.
Android vs. Apple on the Store Front
We've seen many comparisons between Android phones and iPhones, but how do their respective app stores measure up to each other? Check out this infographic that compares the platforms’ apps. The average ratings of Android and iOS apps are the same, but iPhone users on average pay more.
Twitter’s Mobile Ad Presence Grows
The latest update for Twitter's mobile apps increased the presence of ads. Promoted tweets will start to show up at the top of users’ timelines, and promoted accounts will appear in the "who to follow" recommendations. This is a good move for the company since more than half its active users access Twitter through a mobile device. Twitter plans updating its ads for tablets soon.