From LGBT Teen Community Apps to Anemia-Detecting Apps

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 29, 2016
Whether it is helping LGBT youth connect with those facing similar struggles or helping medical professional diagnose anemia, the October 2016 mobile app trends clearly demonstrate that apps can be used for so much more than entertainment.

Beyond traditional social networks, there are a number of new apps that help connect those who may be looking for a very specific group of people to talk to. For instance, the LGBT+ Amino app helps teens connect with other members of the LGBT community so that they can share experiences and find support. Similarly, the Sit With Us app helps school children find a companion who will join them on their lunch break.

Beyond helping people network, apps are also serving a higher purpose when it comes to healthcare. In conjunction with new technology, smartphone apps are helping consumers and physicians better diagnose, treat and research various medical conditions. Some of the health-oriented apps highlighted by the October 2016 mobile app trends include anemia-detecting apps, connective telehealth apps and adult acne-alleviating apps.