Mobile health apps aren’t helping the people who most need them

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New research has shown that these applications aren’t necessarily doing what they were designed to accomplish. Mobile health apps have the opportunity to transform the way Americans receive health care. The vast majority of U.S. adults carry smartphones. People who have chronic conditions or other complex health requirements have considerable mobile device resources available to them. However, a new study revealed that these health focused apps are falling short in several ways. The research looked into the reach and effectiveness of mobile health apps. What was found was that app…

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McDonald’s mobile ordering tested for smartphone users

McDonald’s mobile ordering

The fast food chain may one day roll the program out across the country and potentially beyond. A new McDonald’s mobile ordering system is currently being tested. This could make the process of purchasing a Big Mac and fries much faster and more convenient. The goal is to reduce the length of time that customers have to wait, greatly improving efficiency. The mobile service lets customers place their orders and pay for their food ahead of time. As a result, the McDonald’s mobile ordering system will potentially cut down on…

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Uber app to monitor drivers for unsafe driving habits

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The mobile application will detect sudden stops as well as when high speeds are reached. The mobile Uber app is going to do more than just helping people to get from point A to point B. The application will use smartphone sensors to check up on the driver’s safe road use. This is meant to discourage drivers from speeding or from road habits that lead to frequently slamming on the brakes. The ride sharing company announced widespread testing of these new mobile app features. The company is testing the Uber…

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Starbucks mobile app rolls out with amped up Rewards

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The popular coffee giant has now upgraded both its application and its rewards program for its customers. Starbucks has now announced that it has overhauled its mobile app, which is currently used by 17 million people across the United States, in order to be able to offer them a more personalized experience. The changes have arrived at the same time as the upgrades to the Starbucks Rewards program for free products. The mobile app now contains a new look and a range of new features, while the loyalty program assigns…

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Starbucks mobile app is headed for a massive upgrade

starbucks mobile payments app

The popular café chain intends to invest a considerable amount of money into improving its application. Starbucks has become exceptionally popular as a coffee chain and over recent years its mobile app has played a huge role in its ability to differentiate itself from the rest of the increasingly crowded café market. In terms of its success with mobile payments, it is virtually unparalleled and is often seen as the ultimate success story. Starbucks has moved exceptionally strategically and has already poured a massive effort into creating an extremely functional,…

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