Healthful Apps — an app about apps is leading a trend toward "meta-apps"


There are around 150,000 apps in the App Store — with some 10,000 apps being added each month. How do you find the best? The answer is — meta-apps. That's my name for apps that guide you to categories of apps. One company leading the way in this area is Apps for All, whose mission is "to help consumers to easily connect with apps that benefit themselves and their families in the area of healthcare." Their app called Healthful Apps offers a continually updated list of apps available in health-related categories such as Relaxation, Memory & Focus, Alzheimers, Autism, Dialysis, and Caregiver Apps. Some of these categories are also available as standalone apps for $0./99.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.