Monday, January 5, 2015

Health Apps Score 66.5 on Average in Consumer Reviews Report

Health Apps Score 66.5 on Average in Consumer Reviews Report



iHealthbeat entered 2014 with a wrap up of mobile health apps avalable to consumers.

Consumers on average gave health, fitness and medical mobile applications an average score of 66.5 out of 100, or "good,"according to a new report from app quality analysis vendor ApplauseHealth Data Management reports.

Report Details

The 2015 State of the U.S. Health & Fitness Apps Economy index was based off more than 200 million ratings and reviews for 39 health and fitness apps and 28 medical apps available in the Apple App Store and Google Play app store.
The researchers used Applause Analytics, a mobile app analytics tool, to calculate a quality score on a scale from 0 to 100. Specifically, apps that scored:
  • 0 to 39 were considered "poor";
  • 40 to 59 were considered "fair";
  • 60-69 were considered "good";
  • 70 to 89 were considered "excellent"; and
  • 90 to 100 were considered "winning."

Report Findings:  All mobile health apps are avalable in iOS and Android


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Four apps received "elite" status, scoring higher than 70 based on more than 50,000 reviews. Those four apps were:
Android apps that scored 80 or above based on more than 20,000 reviews were:
iOS apps that scored 80 or above based on more than 20,000 reviews were:
The report also identified apps that scored below average and could do more to improve their quality, including:
Research Methodology
To build the health & fitness mobile app quality index, ARC 360:

■ Started with the list of 8,851 health & fitness and medical apps housed
within the two most popular U.S. app stores—Google Play and Apple App
Store. Google Play and Apple App Store health & fitness and medical app
store categories match identically.


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