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

Selvarajah, Kirusnapillai, Craven, Michael P., Massey, Adam, Crowe, John, Vedhara, Kavita and Raine-Fenning, Nick (2013) Native Apps versus Web Apps: which is best for healthcare applications? Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8005 . pp. 189-196. ISSN 0302-9743

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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.

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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
Keywords: Web Apps, Native Apps, mHealth, Ecological Momentary As-sessment, User Interface, User Experience, JavaScript, HTML5, Android, iOS
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 15:36
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:20

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