How do college students choose mobile health/wellness applications?

Wonchan Choi, Besiki Stvilia
2014 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
This poster reports on the findings from interviews with fifty college students regarding what mobile health and wellness applications students used and how they choose those applications. In terms of application types, calorie and daily activity counters, such as MyFitnessPal and Lose It!, were most popular for the participants in the study, followed by running trackers, such as Nike+ Running and MapMyRun, and exercise/workout trackers, such as Fitness Buddy and Ab Workouts. Students seemed to
more » ... Students seemed to prefer free applications and they evaluated and chose applications both indirectly (i.e., based on third party information and recommendations) and directly (i.e., through use).
doi:10.1002/meet.2014.14505101115 fatcat:7j7gk77u65bdrl7zvm5a2e2n7y