Mobile Device Use by MDs and Health Care Professionals: Infographic!!
(ED NOTE: This first sign of a potential brouhaha occurs when the proofreading department gathers around the watercooler. As you know that means one of three possibilities, concerning a topic for a future article: exotic dancers, a parade, or an infographic. Today, it is the latter, an infographic concerning the use of mHealth in real-time, in the field)
At QxMD, we collect anonymized data on how our apps our used in an effort to drive improvements based on data analysis, rather than hunches. We’ve learned a lot and thought we’d share some of the information that other medical app developers might find useful, like:
- Which is most utilized, iOS or Android apps? This helps us decide which platforms to prioritize for developement. Our mission is dissemination of medical & scientific knowledge, so total downloads don’t mean much. We’re more interested in actual app usage.
- When developing for Android, how do I know which device(s) to optimize for?
- For iOS, can one reliably assume that most users have upgraded to the latest operating system?
- In which countries are mobile apps being used the most? When adding additional language support, which languages should one prioritize?