There’s an App for That: A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners and Researchers on Smartphone Technology

Nasser F BinDhim, Lyndal Trevena


Smartphone technology is nascent compared to other technologies; however, it has shown an unprecedented uptake amongst lay consumers and professionals. This article presents the history, components, and key features of smartphones, as well as their related concepts and how they work, and it also delineates the process of smartphone applications (apps) development and publishing in the app stores. It also describes and discusses smartphone technology utilisation for health consumers, healthcare professionals, and health researchers, as well as the regulations of health-related apps.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *