Health app competition launched

A competition has been launched to find the best apps for health and wellness – a sector which is expected to have about 500 million users in three years’ time.

Health and wellness products within the app market are expected to see 800% growth until 2013.

The most recent forecasts indicate that by the end of the year, the majority of doctors (80%) will use smartphones, while 95% of them will use apps related to health.

Travelling apps showcase AppCircus and health event specialist Medcia will run the online ‘AppCircus on Health with Medcia’ competition every month until the end of October.

Each month a panel of expert judges, along with a public poll on the website, will decide which two apps will take part in November’s AppCircus@Medcia 2012 event.

The showcase is set to take place in Dusseldorf, with representatives from each successful health app pitching to be named the best.

Entries can be submitted to the online competition until August 24.