Doing the monthly drive-by of mobile health & wellness apps, what do we find…
There are now nearly 400 health & wellness apps in the iTunes AppStore today. While this is more than double the apps we found in early October, we are beginning to see some signs of slowing growth in new health & wellness apps for the iPhone.
Surprisingly, the popular drug app for physicians, Epocrates is no longer listed on the site. Did contact customer service at Epocrates who gave a pretty lame excuse to the effect: Oh, there are just so many apps on iTunes, blah, blah, blah. Quite surprised that they would pull their product from the site (most likely got tired of forking over 30% of every sale to Apple) as it was one of the most popular apps. That being said, Epocrates is still offering an iPhone app that you can pick-up at their website, in fact, just got an email coupon a couple of days ago for Epocrates Essential for the iPhone.
The AppStore also has a new look (see below), greatly simplifying the task of finding what is most popular on the site.
Still waiting for the first health & wellness app to appear – Nothing Yet!
Can only assume that the Android customer base today, TMobile’s, is dominated by the young and immortal, which it is, who could really care less about such apps today. With Google’s recent decision to provide an unlocked Android phone to the market, this may all begin to change.