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Title:A content analysis of popular diet, fitness, and weight self-tracking mobile apps on Google Play
Author(s):Tham, Arthur; Kim, Lois; VictorySean; Chen, Yunan; Zheng, Kai; Eikey, Elizabeth V.
Subject(s):mHealth
Mobile app
Self-tracking
Personal informatics
Google Play
Abstract:Mobile health applications, especially diet, weight, and fitness apps, have become increasingly popular over the years. However, the content and quality of these apps is not well understood. In order to address this, we performed a preliminary content analysis of the diet, weight, and fitness mobile apps on the Google Play Store to better understand the features of such apps. We conducted a descriptive analysis of 159 relevant apps and analyzed the top free 15 for tracked indicators, goal setting, types of input, reminders and notifications, social and community features, and connecting to experts. Based on these preliminary findings, we identify gaps and discuss their importance to future research in this space.
Issue Date:2020-03-23
Publisher:iSchools
Series/Report:iConference 2020 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106581
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Arthur Tham, Lois Kim, Sean Victory, Yunan Chen, Kai Zheng, and Elizabeth V. Eikey
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-17


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