Author : Ranjani Rao
Posted by:Ranjani Rao July 8th, 2016
Participant recruitment is one of the biggest challenges for any study and if you plan to launch an Apple ResearchKit or ResearchStack based study in the form of a mobile app, the challenge just gets more interesting! Mobile apps give you the power of reaching out to a multitude of people across demographics. It is important to leverage the tenets … Continue reading “Participant Recruitment Ideas For Your Mobile-App Based Study”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao June 30th, 2016
You guessed it right! I’m talking about UI and UX being vital for any smart product to be truly appreciated for its smartness! We are rapidly moving towards an IoT enabled world and in this process, we are seeing how hitherto ‘dumb’ or mechanical devices are actually prefixing themselves with the ‘smart’ tag. Talk of smart fridges or smart cars … Continue reading “The ‘Art’ In ‘Smart’ Devices!”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao June 24th, 2016
IoT devices are going to be generating huge amounts of data that will drive research and analysis, provide insights, identify patterns and predict outcomes. But the most common and perhaps the most human centered IoT experience will be around the area of health. From sensors that detect falls in patients to pill boxes that signal when refills are needed, the … Continue reading “IoT And Mobile Apps”
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Posted by:Ranjani Rao June 22nd, 2016
As someone running a business or providing a service, you must have jumped onto the mobile bandwagon already or you have plans on the anvil to go mobile. We live in exciting times where mobility can be intertwined with the Internet of Things to give your customers the next level of convenience and features that were only imagination till a … Continue reading “IoT And Mobility: Have You Found Your Sweet Spot Yet?”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao June 15th, 2016
As Apple unveiled iOS10 at WWDC, Tim Cook called it the ‘mother of all updates’. Siri definitely took the spotlight along with a host of other announcements. Most notable was the fact that more access was being given to third-party developers. From keyboards and widgets, third-party developers now have access to applications like Siri and Messages. Other iOS10 highlights include … Continue reading “WWDC – Siri In The Spotlight And Other iOS10 Highlights”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao June 9th, 2016
Apps these days are able to do things we had only imagined years ago.  With the onslaught of novel  features provided by leading mobile platforms and a good deal of mobile hardware to match up, there are new kinds of apps taking our lives by storm  and setting in habits that define lifestyles and social context. As app makers, we … Continue reading “Building a ‘Human’ App: The Finer Nuances of UX”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao June 8th, 2016
Physicians routinely ask patients to maintain a diary of their symptoms, to track the course of the condition, the efficacy of the treatment and the wellbeing of the patients… CareKit is a software development framework from Apple to build mobile apps that allow a user to keep track of their condition – a diary, in other words. Hospitals can build … Continue reading “Apple CareKit and What It Means for Hospitals, Physicians and Patients”
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Posted by:Ranjani Rao June 3rd, 2016
A report by Rock Health defines Digital biomarkers as physiological and behavioral measures collected via connected tools. With the advent of smartphones and wearables, consumers are now empowered to continuously track measures like blood pressure or heart rate. These values can then be shared with their physicians giving them unparalleled access to key health data. No longer is data confined … Continue reading “Digital Biomarkers and Digital Health Data – What’s in store ?”
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Posted by:Ranjani Rao May 26th, 2016
A lot of times, developers feel the need to encrypt on-device data or data in transit,  as either a basic or additional security. As per the current rules of the App Store, you would need to submit certain US or French government approval documents, if you are submitting an app that carries encryption. Here are some quick tips on the … Continue reading “Does Your iOS App Carry Encryption? Be Informed On The Next Steps…..”
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Posted by:Ranjani Rao May 18th, 2016
The much talked about Facebook’s Bots for Messenger is here. How well it will work and how high the adoption will be, only time will tell. But there are quite a few things going for it – the biggest being that the volume of users using Facebook Messenger. Messenger is the preferred channel of communication, with almost a billion people … Continue reading “Facebook Messenger Bots and What It Means to Mobile Apps”

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