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Insights from Google Play Store User Reviews for the Development of Weight Loss Apps: An App Market Review

Abstract:

Background: Significant weight loss takes several months to achieve and behavioral support can enhance weight loss success. Weight loss apps could provide ongoing support for very large numbers of people and deliver innovative interventions, but in order to do so, developers must ensure user satisfaction.

Objective: To conduct a review of Google Play Store applications to explore what users like and dislike about weight loss and weight-tracking apps and to examine qualitat...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.2196/mhealth.8791

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
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University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
JMIR Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
JMIR mHealth and uHealth Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
12
Pages:
1-14
Publication date:
2017-12-22
Acceptance date:
2017-10-29
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ISSN:
2291-5222
Source identifiers:
739244
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uuid:09ae0370-605c-49a0-9f63-071021e1614f
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Deposit date:
2017-10-31

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