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Too many mHealth apps, too little verification

Concerns about the safety and reliability of mHealth apps are growing and recent articles in JAMA and JMIR provide evidence to support these concerns. But not everyone believes deeper review and critique of apps is necessary. An ex-Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner and

Posted in Apps, Design, Functional programming, Regulation, Software Development, Systems Thinking, Technology, Validation

Potential security risk from health and fitness apps

The number of people using health and fitness apps is on the rise but a report from data security firm Symantec found significant privacy flaws in many popular apps. For instance: Many mobiles and their users could be tracked based

Posted in Apps, Functional programming, Security, Software Development, Technology, Uncategorized, Validation

Apple’s Swift programming language to improve reliability and productivity

Developing for Apple’s desktop and mobile devices has traditionally involved writing software in a language called Objective-C (a language closely based on the traditional C programming language, but that supports an ‘object oriented’ approach to software development). One of the

Posted in Apple, Apps, Functional programming, News, Security, Software Development, Swift, Technology, Validation