You CAN Take It With You: Going Mobile for Health

June 11, 2014

On June 11, 2014, the THLA & HSICT hosted at joint event at the Gerstein Science Information Centre which included a "Mobile App Petting Zoo" session right here at the MADLab.

The conference also included a keynote address from Michelle Hamilton Page (Manager, Social Media CAMH), and a panel with Ron McPherson (UHN), Marisa Cicero & Amanda Hignell (St. Michael's Hospital), and Melanie Yeung (Centre for Global eHealth Innovation).

Each guest spoke about designing, developing and releasing mobile apps.

Here are links to several of the apps that were discussed:

Saying When: How to quit drinking or cut down (CAMH)


FCR: Find Cancer Resources (UHN)

App Home Page

My Baby and Me Passport App (St. Michael's)

Google Play
Windows Store

bant - A diabetes app for the ePatient (Centre for Global eHealth Information

App Home Page


WWDC 2014 News Roundup

Apple has just wound up WWDC, their annual conference for OSX and iOS developers where they announce new versions and features of their software platforms. This year they gave a preview of OSX Yosemite and iOS 8. Raymond Yin, one of our resident mobile app advisors has compiled a list of useful links.



Why iOS 8 Will Be A Big Deal for Educators


WWDC 2014: Apple reveals 'Health', its new app for tracking fitness and wellbeing
The Guardian

University of Iowa working with Apple on Health


WWDC Event Recap

The 22 most important things Apple announced at WWDC 2014
The Verge

WWDC 2014 Roundup: Enhanced iOS 8, redesigned OS X 10.10, new hardware (plus fresh details)

iOS 8

With iOS 8, The iPhone Will Become Your Digital Hub


Swift: a developer's guide to Apple's new programming language
The Guardian

Why developers are buzzing about Apple’s new Swift programming language