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Native Apps versus Web Apps: which is best for healthcare applications?

Selvarajah, Kirusnapillai; Craven, Michael P.; Massey, Adam; Crowe, John; Vedhara, Kavita; Raine-Fenning, Nick

Authors

Kirusnapillai Selvarajah

Michael P. Craven

Adam Massey

John Crowe

Kavita Vedhara

Nick Raine-Fenning



Abstract

Smartphone applications (Apps) provide a new way to deliver healthcare, illustrated by the fact that healthcare Apps are estimated to make up over 30% of new Apps currently being developed; with this number seemingly set to increase as the benefits become more apparent. In this paper, using the development of an In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment stress study App as the exemplar, the alternatives of Native App and Web App design and implementa-tion are considered across several factors that include: user interface, ease of development, capabilities, performance, cost, and potential problems. Development for iOS and Android platforms and a Web App using JavaScript and HTML5 are discussed.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Journal Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Electronic ISSN 0302-9743
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8005
APA6 Citation Selvarajah, K., Craven, M. P., Massey, A., Crowe, J., Vedhara, K., & Raine-Fenning, N. (2013). Native Apps versus Web Apps: which is best for healthcare applications?. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 8005, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39262-7_22
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39262-7_22
Keywords Web Apps, Native Apps, mHealth, Ecological Momentary As-sessment, User Interface, User Experience, JavaScript, HTML5, Android, iOS
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-39262-7_22
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Chapter in: Human-computer interaction : applications and Services : 15th International HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin: Springer, 2013. isbn: 978-3-642-39261-0. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39262-7_22

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