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On Wednesday 13th May,  St George’s Library and the eLearning Unit (eLU) hosted the second App Swap event, this time for students as well as staff at St George’s.

App Swap #02  was a successful event with many attendees from different departments coming along to present a variety of medical and non-medical apps.

The great thing about the event was that we had people who not only used apps, but also helped to create them. Discussions between presentations touched upon how the name of an app can affect the searchability in an App Store, the usefulness of apps, and  the processes and input of clinical knowledge behind the creation of apps such as AIM, which intends to help  improve motivation when trying to make long term lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking or being fitter.  What was also interesting to hear was the move towards adopting online guides on wards, such as the use of MicroGuide app for managing antimicrobial protocols.

The apps and their presenters were:
AIM –  Harvey,  Senior Lecturer- Mental Health Nursing (FHSCE)
Anatomy 4D – Ka-Ming , Website and Promotions Librarian
London’s Best Coffee – Lee, student
Colornote – Jacquelene,  e-Learning Technologist
Forest: Stay Focused – Nizamuddin, student
i-Author – Supriya,  Learning Technologist / Information Designer
MicroGuide – Balpreet, Lead Pharmacist – Antimicrobials
Password change app in development – Peter, Developer
POW Health – David, student
Other attendees included:
Hervé, International Development Co-ordinator
Cathryn,  Liaison Support Librarian (NHS)
Jonathan, Reader in Clinical Education
Braq, Learning Technologist (placement student)

Cathryn live-tweeted the event under the hashtag #AppSwap for @sgullibrary and all the Tweets were pulled into a Storify, where you can find more details about the app presentations.

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We enjoyed hosting the event and received positive feedback from attendees. It was great to see the interest within St George’s in the use of mobile technology, and to hear about the developments that were happening in St George’s. We look forward to hosting our next App Swap event.

If you are interested in getting on the mailing list for future events, please email kpang@sgul.ac.uk

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