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The Different Challenges that App Developers Face When Creating Medical Apps

The Different Challenges that App Developers Face When Creating Medical Apps

Our mobile devices have become a very important part of our lives. We rely on these portable things to complete our every day, sometimes, mundane tasks.

We also use it for entertainment purposes, surfing the web, and it also allows us to set reminders for ourselves, among other things.

But, there is one niche, in particular, that can make use of mobile application and that is in the medical field.

Most mobile apps developed for medical practitioners are ones that make use of cloud technology- being able to sync and use data that is collected from their patients.

However, despite advances in technology, there are still some areas where such mobile apps fall short. In this article, I will delve deeper into the different challenges that app development companies face when creating medical applications.

  1. Results Are Not Always Reliable


During app development, one of the most important phases in it is the testing phase. This is where the app developer, along with some testers, will run the application into a gamut that will push the app to its limits.

This is to ensure that the final application will be as bug-free as possible- or so they thought. You see, current testing methods only make use of an application in a certain way and it doesn’t account for all mobile configurations, as well as, app usage scenarios.

Sure, they might have gotten a lot of people to test the application, but until it has been tested by millions of people, then and only then, can you say that the application is reliable.

There are even some instances where the mobile app developers rarely, if ever, have the time and money to sink in the testing phase because some companies want an application developed for them in a much faster and shorter timeframe.

  1. No Life-Saving Apps at the Moment

There are certainly some medical apps that are already being widely used in the world. But, despite the many varieties of such applications, the FDA still doesn’t declare any medical app to be of the “life-saving” variety.

The reasons are two-fold. One, the use of such medical apps might create troubles and glitches along the way (something that is a huge no-no when it comes to using medical mobile apps). Second, such mobile apps still only deliver a few useful features which means that they are still not robust enough, at least, in a life-saving sense.

  1. So Many Devices/Operating Systems

Operating System

There are two prevailing mobile phone operating systems today: Android and iOS. On the Android platform alone, there are already plenty of different device configurations. Furthermore, an application that is created for one platform cannot work really well on another.

An app developer needs to create mobile applications that will work for either operating systems, but that can be a very time-consuming and resource-intensive endeavor.


Mobile app developers who create different medical apps should always run the app in a gamut of testing phases. This is to ensure that the app is glitch-free.

In addition, they should make the application available for all mobile operating systems out there.

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4 Top Mobile App Development Trends for 2019

4 Top Mobile App Development Trends for 2019

If you can conceive an idea in your mind,

then there is probably an app for it. That used to be a joke that many people said since the smartphone revolution that started way back in 2008. Even though it was meant as a joke, that is actually not farfetched at all.

With over 5 billion apps worldwide, there is without a doubt that there is an application for just about everything. Whether you need an application for traveling, business, and even entertainment purposes, I think that mobile app developers have got you covered.

Despite the many different apps available today, there is still room for huge potential in the future. That is thanks to the introduction of many new technologies that can be integrated into mobile apps today.

In this article, I will talk about 4 top mobile app development trends that will rise into the occasion in 2019.

  1. Smart Technology

The Internet of Things can be integrated into homes and offices with the use of different “smart” devices. There are the smart refrigerator and other smart appliances that you can already purchase in the market.

These devices would be interconnected when they are connected to the internet, but their use if fairly limited because there is still not a lot of applications that can fully unlock their true potential.

Well, since we can expect the Internet of Things to be a…thing, there is an increasing expectation that app developers will do something that will help unlock the full potentialities of such devices.

  1. Virtual Reality and Other AI Technologies

Virtual Reality

Artificial intelligence is a vast web of different technologies that can be used in the mobile app development industry.

For instance, machine learning can pave the way for a more personalized experience that can definitely increase customer satisfaction.

Virtual and Augmented Realities can provide an immersive experience; whether it is used in a gaming sense or other applications.

Chatbots can certainly alleviate a company’s need for more employees since it can vastly automate some business processes.

Of course, we can expect other AI implementations in the near future. Hopefully, the aforementioned technologies will find their way into more mobile apps in 2019.

  1. EMM and APM

Every business owner and app development agency will be wise to always look at their application’s performance frequently to ensure that it still provides the best service to the consumers.

That is where the EMM and APM come in. EMM or Enterprise Mobility Management allows for the creation of enterprise applications that have robust features that will help make both employees and consumers happy.

APM is just a collection of different metrics that help monitor the app’s current performance rating so that app developers can make changes accordingly.

  1. Cloud Storage and Technology


As more and more people are connected to the internet using their mobile devices, there is now a need for more cloud storage and its underlying technologies.

These features provide convenience to consumers, especially with regards to data uploads and retrieval.

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